Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to make your property images more appealing

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The majority of holiday house renters, and property buyers search for their properties online so the images of your property are key to getting people interested.

With only 20% of the properties taking 80% of the interest how do you make your property one of the 20% that really stands out online?

One of the keys is consistency of your images. Remember that people scroll through your images on these websites, especially websites like idealista where you see the images all at once. If you have a multitude of different colours, clashing styles, and decorative items it can look overwhelming to people who are looking at these small images on their screen. Keep it clean and you will be greatly rewarded.

For this and many other tips on improving your properties appearance contact us here.

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5 quick, easy, and cheap changes in staging your home

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Staging your home for sale doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. And surprisingly small updates often lead to a great impact. Here are 5 small changes that give you a big impact when staging your home.

1) Change the house number or letterbox: 20 euros

Since it is one of the first things people see replacing and old tatty house number with a nice new one or giving your old letterbox a new fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. It is cheap, quick, and immediately says, I care for my home.

2) Replace the door knocker or door handle: 50 euros

Again, first impressions count so having a fresh new door handle says again, we care for our home and keep it well maintained.

3) Replace the kitchen cupboard pulls: 5 euros each

Kitchens are an area where buyers see big dollar signs for renovations. Usually the cabinet boxes themselves are fine, sometimes the doors too, so updating is often as simple as new modern knobs on the cupboards to update the look. Having buyers happy with your kitchen and not assuming renovation will save you thousands of dollars when buyers negotiate the final property price.

4) Replace your shower head: 10 euros

Bathrooms are the area in your house where, if looking grimy can really put buyers off. A simple and cheap change like replacing your shower head with a new one (along with a good scrub of all the grout or replacement if necessary). It makes buyers feel you take care of your house, outside and inside the walls, instantly putting them at ease.

5) Replace your toilet seat: 25 euros

Seen as one of the dirtiest parts of the house. A new, clean toilet seat again ups the vision of maintenance, and cleanliness of your property.

As you can see staging a home for sale can be about tweaking the details to get an emotional response. It is not necessarily big ticket items that will get your home sold. Knowing why and when to spend is key. If your unsure where to spend feel free to contact us here.

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Best Dressed List – its not about being modern

For this weeks best dressed list we thought we would focus on showing how a villa in Ibiza doesn’t have to be modern to show well. Staging is about bringing out the innate character of the house so that your villa shows its best assets. There are many villas in Ibiza that have either a country finca feel or are a bit more classical in style. For this weeks best dressed villa we chose this villa in Santa Gertrudis which accentuates it own assets perfectly.

This house has a feel of old hollywood regency. We chose it for the best dressed list because the yellow and white striped sun loungers with white umbrella would not fit in all properties but here are the perfect enhancement to the pools architecture and bring out the lifestyle association of lounging by the pool in an old hollywood hotel, just add the waiter.

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