Last month, AXA revealed how a neglectful attitude to photography can seriously harm the perception of a property in the eyes of the public. Bad photography was linked to homes loitering on the market, and eventually reaching a m ch lower sale price – ouch. 

Luckily, it only takes a little TLC to avoid that. Thanks to Key Agent and AXA for the article below.

The difference home staging makes

The AXA team ran the test with a one bedroom flat with a shared garden.

They showed the property to 500 members of the public before a “mini makeover.” After that, they showed the same property with an hour’s worth of home staging to a separate 500 people. Despite this, it managed to boost the property’s value by 21% in the viewers’ eyes.

It’s the difference between the property going for £180,000 or £220,000. 

5% of those who saw the ‘before’ shots gave the property an ‘excellent’ rating; compared to 47% who saw it after the home staging makeover.

Bathroom home staging before after.jpg

Stage as much (or as little) as you like…

Every home has the potential to wow viewers.

Whether you decide to spend an hour, like in the AXA experiment, or can only spare 13 minutes, a little staging can make all the difference.

Bedroom home staging before after.jpg

At Cadman Homes and in conjunction with Character by Cadman Homes, we will offer not only a “free valuation” but helpful hints and tips like this to help maximise the value of your home.

e  work with a local interior designer and furniture maker who can give cost effective advice and solutions to help present your property in the very best light.

For more information call 01788 560 905 or message us via our website. We’re more than happy to give you some free advice!

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