News: Setting the stage, how home staging can help sell your property in Spain
Written by Inmo Investments - 25 Jun 2021
How a professional makeover of your home could help it sell for thousands of Euros more
SELLING A PROPERTY can be a stressful experience, particularly if your home has been on the market for months without the slightest suggestion of a realistic offer. But by hiring a professional home stylist to "stage" your home in Spain, you could be opening the champagne sooner than expected.
The over-arching idea behind "home staging" (presenting a property at its best through the application of favourable lighting, decoration and furniture) is simple - a better looking property will attract a larger number of potential buyers, helping it to sell faster at a higher price.
Professional home staging focuses on highlighting the positive assets of a property whilst mitigating the negative aspects through techniques that enhance the overall desirability of a home.
But what are the benefits of home staging for Spanish homeowners, and how does it work for properties on the Spanish property market?
What are the benefits of home staging and does it work in Spain?
Home staging is an established marketing tool in the USA, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. Historically, offer prices for professionally staged properties are significantly higher than that of non-staged properties, and the length of time properties spend on the market is reduced.
For homes on the Spanish property market, home staging can give your property an edge above the other homes on the market in your locality. A staged home will generate more attractive photographs on estate agents websites and international portals, leading to more interest in your home compared with properties that have not received the same level of professional attention.
A good home-stager will know exactly how to convey the impression of the Mediterranean lifestyle that potential buyers will be looking for, and they´ll know how to conjure the emotional magic necessary to create an intimate personal connection that results in an offer sooner rather than later.
Staged properties are still a rarity on the Costa Blanca and homes that are professionally styled will inevitably stand out from the crowd. Buyers might feel that it´s in their best interests to secure the property as quickly as possible, may be more motivated to pay a deposit, or make a higher offer so they don´t lose out on what could be their new place in the sun.
Making a better first impression with home staging
First impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home, and home staging experts will focus on cleanliness, cosmetic condition, and the overall state of fixtures and fittings throughout the property.
People tend to spend most of their time in the living room and outside areas such as balconies or terraces immediately adjacent to the living space, so home stagers will typically pay extra attention to these areas of the home.
A different room layout, a new colour and lighting concept, the omission, addition or replacement of furniture and accessories - with a trained eye for detail, often amazing results can be achieved, even with the smallest of interventions.
It´s vital that homes remain neutral and clear of personal effects so that potential buyers can imagine themselves living there, and experienced home stagers will have mastered the arts of decluttering and depersonalisation.
Crucially, professional home staging services often contract their own trusted interior decorators, renovation specialists and craftspeople. They can carry out entire styling projects (however large or small), managing every aspect of the makeover with minimal inconvenience for homeowners.
Professional home staging on the Orihuela Costa
This beautifully presented townhouse in La Zenia is on the market right now. It´s the perfect example of how home staging can work for property owners in Spain, showcasing the very best aspects of this desirable home.
Professionally styled and meticulously detailed by Costa Blanca Home Staging, the neutral decor is flawless, and the layout of the living area makes the most of the natural light and the feeling of space.
The home features private gardens front and rear with plenty of outside space for al fresco dining, sunbathing, or entertaining, and benefits from a sought-after location in the heart of La Zenia just a 15-minute walk from the golden sandy beaches.
This perfect property is ready to move into and enjoy today, and should be on every homebuyer´s shortlist. Take a look at the property listing now, or better still, book your appointment to view this stunning home first-hand.
Villa - Resale - Beachside
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia599.995€
This is a rare opportunity to buy a large plot of land measuring 990m2 in La Zenia beachside with a 5 bedroom detached villa all on the ground level for a bargain price. Inside this property there is an open-plan living/dining room, independant kitchen with doorway to utility area and courtyard. We then have 5 large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and 2 family bathrooms. Outside we have the shelterd terrace wrapping round 2 sides of the house, we then have a gated driveway with space...215 990 5 2
Apartment - Resale - Boulevard area
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia
Modern, first floor apartment for sale located in a residential area in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa. The apartment consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with underfloor heating and master en-suite, large living room, fully equipped open kitchen and east facing terrace. The complex has large common areas with communal pool for children and adults. The residential consists of several blocks of housing with a maximum of 3 heights and is only 5 years old.This residential is 2 minutes walk from the...66 19 2 2
Town house - Resale - La Zenia
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia139.500€
Enjoy your next holidays in this spacious south-facing, three bed, two bath townhouse on the Costa Blanca. Well located and only a short walk from la Zenia's hotspot: Local renowned bars as Alejandro's, Brown's bar, Paddy's point, the Consum supermarket as well as the popular la Zenia beach and lovely promenades. The property comprises a sunny front terrace and garden, a covered off-road parking space, 3 well-sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, two bathrooms and one guest WC downstairs....88 3 2
Bungalow - Resale - La Zenia
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia109.000€
Perfect location for this top floor bungalow style apartment in the heart of La Zenia. The property for sale offers 2 double bedrooms, a bathroom, ample lounge/dining room, and a fully fitted semi-independent kitchen with breakfast bar. The property boasts an impressive private rooftop solarium with sea views and is equipped with additional storage space. The property will be sold as seen fully furnished with air conditioning in the living area. Situated in a highly sought after area....63 2 1
Villa - Resale - Beachside
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia2.500.000€
Sporting the ultimate beachfront location, this stunning luxury villa in La Zenia is directly opposite one of the most popular beaches in Orihuela Costa. The extensive family home boasts spacious accommodation across three storeys with private lift access between each floor. The main ground floor offers a modern independent kitchen, three double bedrooms with garden access (one en-suite), shower room, and a spacious living and dining room with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and patio doors...6 4
Town house - Resale - La Zenia
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia175.000€
Spacious corner townhouse, set on a popular complex in the heart of La Zenia, less than 1km to the beach. The property offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge/dining room, fully fitted kitchen and storage room. Outside space offers low maintenance garden with outside space and glass veranda. Sold fully furnished and with lots of extras such as white goods, air conditioning in all rooms, double-glazed windows, mosquito nets, security door, grills, and storage cabinet. The property has been...75 87 2 2
Town house - Resale - Beachside
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia199.000€
Super location for this end town house for sale , beachside of the N332 at La Zenia. The spacious family home offers 4 bedrooms, a family bathroom, ample lounge/dining area and an independent kitchen, sunny balcony terrace with pool views plus outside offers a purpose-built laundry/utility room, storage area and shower room/WC. Set on a corner plot with private 3 x 5 swimming pool, low maintenance garden and terrace and shaded parking area. The older style property would benefit from...90 190 4 2
Town house - Resale - Beachside
Spain - Costa Blanca South - La Zenia174.500€
Town house for sale located only 700m to the La Zenia beach. The property offers bedrooms, family bathroom, downstairs WC/cloakroom, ample lounge/dining room and American style kitchen with breakfast bar. Outside space offers garden, terrace and upper balcony with sea and pool views. Sold fully furnished and key ready. Located close to the communal pool and parking and boasting an outstanding location, a short walk to all the necessary amenities of La Zenia and the Blue Flag beach.101 3 2