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What’s more important when it comes to Mudgee real estate, style or substance?

Bathroom StagingLast night’s episode of ‘The Block’ has raised another interesting question, which we thought may help those currently renovating or thinking of selling their Mudgee home… What’s the most important thing for you when looking for a new home?

Last night’s ‘The Block’ episode saw two couples running so low on money they’re being forced to make some very tough decisions.  Should they spend their remaining money on additional storage for the house or attractive furniture?  What are buyers looking for?  Is presentation more important on Auction Day than the actual nuts and bolts of the house?

When speaking with Mudgee home owners about preparing their houses for sale we always advise to present the house at its best for inspection, and we will happily suggest staging tips.  Of course presentation matters!  From attractive photos on the internet to a stunningly decorated home at inspection, we find that buyers will more likely pay more for a home they fall in love with, and they’re more likely to fall in love with a home that they can see themselves living happily in.  A messy, unclean, cluttered or unusually decorated home can hinder this.

But what is ultimately more important when selling Mudgee real estate – style or substance?

We thought we’d throw this question open to you.  Whether you’ve bought a home, are buying a house, or have searched for a Mudgee rental property, chances are you know what you want.  Is it a spacious kitchen, great outdoor entertaining area, large bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, storage space, or something more cosmetic like stylish paint colours or the right floorboards or carpets?  There are no right or wrong answers, but we’d love to hear your thoughts… What do you look for when searching for a new house?

Mudgee Real Estate Tips – 5 Ways to Stage Your Home

When selling Mudgee real estate in a competitive market it’s important to take advantage of every open house, and view every inspection as an opportunity to introduce your home to its next owner.  Imagine going on a blind date and finding they hadn’t bothered to shower, or were wearing clothes that hadn’t been cleaned or ironed.  Sure, they may be a lovely person, but we all know that first impressions count!  And so it is with houses too.  By implementing these 5 easy staging tips, you’re helping your Mudgee home to make a great first impression.

  1. When selling a home, you’re also selling a lifestyle.  Something as simple as an open coffee table book in the living room, or bottle of wine and glasses on an outdoor setting can make rooms feel more appealing to prospective buyers.  You may like to have a browse through home design and real estate magazines for ideas and inspiration.
  2. A room that appears plain or sterile can easily be dressed up with a splash of colour.  Vases, throw rugs and cushions are simple ways of adding a bit of pizzazz to a room without blowing your budget, and you’ll also get to enjoy the benefits of their aesthetic charms when you bring them to your new home.
  3. Sheer curtains may be used effectively to hide away unpleasant views, while also allowing light into your home.  Sheer curtains now come in a huge range of styles, from metallic to silk-like, so you can select a finish that will best complement your decor.
  4. Help prospective buyers to build an emotional connection to your home by creating a photo album of your favourite snaps of your house and garden in varying lights and seasons, and leave it on display for people to flick through.  Or arrange your images on a digital display (in a digital photo frame or as a slide show on your television screen) and have it running continuously throughout the inspection.
  5. Allow as much natural light to flood through your home as possible by opening blinds and curtains and ensuring the windows are sparkling clean.  Twilight inspections will attract an even greater ‘wow’ factor if you take the time to turn on all lights, lamps, and down lights throughout the home to complement the natural light.

If you would like any more staging tips for your Mudgee home prior to your first inspection, you are welcome to pick up our free Showtime Guide at the Professionals Mudgee Real Estate office, which features 101 ways to showcase your property.