House Wow! - Homeowners & agents embrace Property Styling to boost UK sales Friday 30 May 2008 PDF Print With the current downturn in the UK housing market, homeowners & estate agents are looking for quick & inexpensive ways to improve the appeal of difficult-to-sell properties. Research has shown that Property Styling can reduce a listing's time on the market by half and could fetch as much as 10-15% more than a home not properly presented. A home that has been professionally restyled will lead the eye to attractive features while minimizing flaws giving vendors a distinct competitive advantage. House Wow! is a new & unique concept. It’s the first nationwide delivery of Property Styling services for home sellers tailored to individual property needs. House Wow! offer quick, efficient, affordable home or investment Property Styling services which achieve positive results. Their fresh & flexible approach avoids expensive and time consuming decorations wherever possible and focus mainly on declutter, cleaning, defining and dressing the space with quality accessories for extra ‘wow factor.’ Since a typical home buyer decides if they are attracted to a home or not in the first 8 seconds of seeing it, restyling is becoming a crucial part of selling a home quickly and for the most money possible by attracting the highest amount of potential buyers. House Wow! concentrate on styles that sell. House Wow! is the brainchild of Anita Richardson who set up the company to meet the demand for affordable property styling services throughout the UK. Anita has run her own design, home staging and show home business and managed the Home Staging Network for a number of years. “The reaction to House Wow! has been incredible”, she says, “a lot of it has to do with the current housing market conditions where homeowners are looking to do everything possible to help their property to sell.” “People are also amazed at how quick, simple & inexpensive restyling can be”, she adds, “they are often familiar with the TV series, House Doctor & may think that our services will be expensive, take a lot of time & cause upheaval.” “In reality, our half or full day decluttering, cleaning and styling options mean that we can to help home-owners prepare their homes for sale at a very affordable price”, adds Anita, “we do everything we can to avoid redecorating and are careful to fully explain our proposals and help motivate homeowners to make vital changes that enable viewers to see the potential in the property. The added bonus is that as we accessorise rather than decorate, most of the new items used to restyle can be taken to the vendor’s new home!” Andrew Ryde of long established independent Estate Agents, Chamberlains Estates, knows only too well the merits of dressing your home to sell not only to maximise the potential return but to help attract a buyer sooner. 'It may seem like common sense but good property presentation can really affect the bottom line figure achieved, and give you the edge on the competition, which is especially important in a tough market. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes' House Wow! offer an initial assessment and advice with recommendations and full quotation in writing for just £95. Case study House Wow! were given the task of restyling a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in Harrogate. The owner needed to sell fast but was abroad so left it all for House Wow! to arrange & finish. Our initial report recommended the following action: “In the current difficult and slow market my initial research shows that within half a mile of the apartment’s postcode there are 96 properties for sale at Rightmove alone and 70 of these are apartments/flats. That’s a lot of stock and the house should be dressed to sell to a high standard to compete in the current market.” House Wow! installed some replacement furniture and dressed to a high standard - total cost of £3,000 - When the property was ready to market it had 2 offers to buy within a few weeks and completed in 10 weeks close to the asking price of £325,000. About Property Restyling Spaciousness and light often determine the success of a styled home. Typically, the larger a room appears, the better it will seem to homebuyers. Dark, tight spaces create a poor impression and may prevent the home from selling. Furniture layouts should create an impression of openness and comfort. Non-essential items should be removed to minimize crowding and clutter. Opening curtains and blinds to let in natural light and turning on interior and exterior lights at nighttime are also simple but effective techniques. Personal photos, awards and certificates are often removed to downplay the presence of current homeowners. This helps potential homebuyers to not only feel more at ease during viewings, but allows them to focus on the property itself while also imagining their own belongings in the space. About House Wow! official launch event The official House Wow! launch event will take place on Wednesday, 4 June 2008 between 6 pm & 8 pm at ‘Curtain and Home’ 2 Windsor Business Park, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6EU. This exclusive launch is for estate agents and press only. For further information about House Wow! please visit www.housewow.co.uk where you can view example before and after pictures. 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