Selling a house in today’s real estate market requires more than a little redesign and renovation. How you present your home to prospective buyers is similar to putting on a show. You want those viewing it, to connect with your home visually as well as emotionally just like an audience in a theater.
Selling a home back in simpler times used to be a much less time intensive process. On Sundays a family or two would stop by with a realtor, gingerly touring your house without opening closet doors, expecting stainless steel appliances or an entertainment room. You’d get a call one day that one of them liked it and the rest was basically paperwork.
Today’s home buyer is demanding and savvy. They want the most bang for their buck and won’t stop looking until they get it. There are a wide variety of properties for them to choose them in Oakville and elsewhere. As everyone knows, the more choices someone has, the longer it takes for them to decide. Homeowners in a hurry to sell or who don’t have unlimited time to keep swinging open the front door every time an agent arrives with a couple that can’t be pleased, shouldn’t undermine the difference that creatively staging their home can make. From the photos of your home that are posted on the internet to the pictures you have on the walls, you’re vying to grab the attention of that person experiencing them away from other properties. There is no process these days more competitive than selling a home, in fact, yet applying the right logic and techniques can result in a faster sale.
While the lovely lifestyle and history that living in the Oakville area of Toronto offers is a plus for someone trying to sell a property there, a seller must also realize that their home is not the only nicely maintained one on the market. Doing everything in your power to make sure those who walk across your grass and up the steps into your home find it special. One of the most powerful ways to connect with them is through feng shui.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese approach to design that emphasizes balance and harmony. Making an impression using this approach is about using the right décor, colors, textures and fragrances to make people good and energized. It’s subtle, but it works which it’s why it’s so talked about.
Lush green plants bring energy and life to rooms and are a must-have if you want to capture the attention of someone considering your home. Objects, like chimes that tinkle softly from a porch when a breeze blows, can integrate sound into the atmosphere in a way that’s comforting. Stained glass or well-placed mirrors animate a space with light. Of course, baking a tray of chocolate chips just as folks strut in the door – especially if they have kids – never hurts either. Staging inspired by the principles of feng shui is the most effective kind and creating a captivating stage, whether you like it or not, is how homes are sold.
For more information Contact Joanne Hardy.
67 Lakeshore Ave West. Oakville Ontario L6K 1C9 (905) 338-9000
Cell: 416- 230-1425