Selling your apartment
How to stage your apartment for profit
Selling An apartment is a little like a romance. You need to set the scene! Most buyers have a hard time visualising how an apartment would feel like if they lived there if it is either messy or empty.
I want your lifestyle!
Make your potential buyers fall in love with your lifestyle. Remember open-homers often go back to their home of unwashed dishes and housework! Make sure your apartment shows them the lifestyle they dream of.
Many people are under the misconception that staging is a pricey option. Not true! What some people don't realise is that when they sell their apartment "as is" or un-staged (messy) they are actually giving money away.
A little sprucing up and decluttering can make a huge difference to the final sale price.
If you apartment is in reasonable condition (not needing a paint or upgrade) start with removing junk. Junk is anything that is not necessary. If it's old throw it out!
Cleaning adds dollars!
Clean everything including kitchen, bathroom, windows and balcony. Remove family photos, take everything off the fridge, and remove any personal items. Re-arrange rooms so they look spacious. Sometimes one sofa is better than two!
Staging is all about how a piece of furniture is placed in the room, the accessories, the paintings - creating the emotions.
Hire or buy the furniture you need as it will help to sell your apartment faster and for more money. Remember potential buyers don't want to buy an ordinary lifestyle of washing, ironing or cleaning! Show them luxury living!
Creating that feeling!
Remember that time you stayed in a top hotel suite? Create a luxury lifestyle by dressing the beds in quality linen, place lamps and candles on tables. Dress bathrooms in new towels and designer soaps!
The kitchen is a big selling point.
Clear the kitchen of benchtop clutter. Put everything away and just have a bowl of fresh exotic fruit and a coffee machine.
Remember, by staging your apartment you will sell your apartment quicker and often for more money!