Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why…

Last Updated on : 5th July 2016

Your house isn’t selling? It may well be down to this common mistake…

It’s quite hard to notice clutter, scuffs on the walls, or mismatched furniture in your own home, but unfortunately it’s one of the first things that potential buyers notice on a viewing.

On the other end of the scale, a bare property without any furniture can also be hard to sell, as buyers struggle to imagine themselves living there.


The solution?
Interior styling. The market is more competitive than ever, so interior styling is critical to ensuring your property is sold quickly, for the maximum price. Buyers take comfort in seeing a house that’s ready to move into, so staging the right furnishings and decorations are extremely important.

So how should you style a property?
To appeal to the widest range of potential buyers, the property must look stylish, neutral and spacious.

People buy into a lifestyle, and want to be able to envisage what the property would look like if they were living there – so make sure you’ve removed the kids’ artwork from the fridge and family photos, and replace them with more neutral pieces.

Staged homes sell for 8% more!
You heard us correctly, staged homes sell for an average of 8% more than un-staged properties!

It really does pay therefore to choose our 2% Concierge sales package, which as well as interior styling, includes featured advertising and free property maintenance.

Don’t believe that interior styling can make that much of a difference? Check out our before and after photos or watch the video above…


Living room before styling:


Living room after styling:

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms | Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 | £949,950 (Leasehold)

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Empty living room before styling:


Empty living room before styling:

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom |Leamore Street, Ravenscourt Park, W6 | £1,150,000 (Freehold)

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Blog post courtesy of Portico London estate agents, with branchesin ActonBatterseaBloomsburyCamdenClaphamDulwich,FulhamHammersmithHighburyIslingtonWest HampsteadBethnal GreenLeytonWalthamstowIlfordForest GateWoodford and Chigwell.

If you’re considering selling and want a free, property valuation, check out our instant valuation tool or give us a call on 020 7099 4000.

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