2. Simplify Tricky Layouts
Thoroughfare rooms, multiple doorways, multifunctional sunrooms or awkwardly positioned timber pillars are just a few of the difficult layouts people struggle with, when it comes to furnishing an older home.
The trick lays in choosing the right-sized furniture and positioning it in a way that works with the layout.
This way the buyers will be able to see the potential of the space instead of seeing it as a disadvantage. It also gives them an idea of how they could place their own furniture to make the most of the space.
3. Staging Instead of Renovating
“To renovate or not to renovate” is one of the first conversations to be held with your Real Estate Agent. For older homes – more often than not the Return on Investment is simply not high enough to justify repainting and/or recarpeting. In simple terms, you would spend more money than you are likely to receive from the sale.
This is when staging can help distract from the flaws and other ‘love marks’, which are not uncommon for properties that have housed multiple generations.
For example, scuff marks on the floor in high-traffic areas will be less obvious by hanging an artwork on the wall, keeping the buyers’ eyes up and off the floor.