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How To Get The Best Price For Your House

May 5, 2017

Your property has been on the market for a few weeks and you’ve had zero viewings and zero offers…

So why isn’t your home selling?

A lot of properties we view are often vacant with no furniture. We also see properties that are cluttered, or rental properties that are missing that homely feel. Unfortunately, it’s the first thing that buyers see.

How should you stage your home? Home Staging

Home StagingHome staging or interior styling is designed to show your property in its best possible light.

Before the professional photographer comes in to take pictures, a team of expert Interior Stylists will come to your property and optimise its appearance through furniture, mirrors, artwork and soft furnishings.

The stylists will ensure the property looks uncluttered yet stylish, so it will appeal to the maximum number of potential buyers.

We’ve learnt that vendors are buying into a lifestyle, so it’s really important they can envisage themselves in the property. That’s why it’s imperative you take down the little ones’ drawings, remove family photographs and replace them with neutral pieces, and ensure the property is furnished.

Bare properties usually struggle to sell quickly, so we advise all vendors to enlist the help of home staging to fill the property with furniture and make it look ready to move into.

Staged homes sell for 8% more than non-staged homes!

Staged homes don’t just secure more viewings and offers, they also command a higher asking price. In fact, our research shows that they sell for a huge 8% more than non-staged homes.

It really does make sense therefore to opt for home staging if an agent offers it, as the extra money you’ll pay on the house will easily pay for the service and leave you with lots of change!

Concierge sales package

At Portico, we offer Home Staging as part of our 2% Concierge package, which also includes featured advertising on the big property portals and free property maintenance to make sure your house is in tip top condition.

Check out these before and after photos to see the difference home staging can make!

Home Staging

Home Staging

Make money until your home sells…

Instant ValuationIf your property is already on the market sitting vacant, why not earn on Airbnb until you let or sell it?

We offer a premium Airbnb management service - Portico Host - which takes care of the whole process, which is ideal for those without the time or knowledge to make it work.

We handle everything from management to laundry, to cleaning and guest communication. We’ll even kit your place out with furniture if it’s empty, and allow for round the clock check-in.

You’re already one step ahead if you have the professional photographs, so the only thing you need to do is let us know you’d like it listed on Airbnb and start earning money! Discover how much your home could make on Airbnb with our instant valuation tool to the right.


Give us a call today on 0207 099 4000 if you’re interested in either Airbnb or finding out more about home staging and our Concierge sales package.


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