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Ibiza Style Inspiration – Ibiza Blackstad Houses


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Looking for some gorgeous Ibiza home style inspiration. Ibiza Blackstad Houses offers up some of the most gorgeous villa’s on the island. With a long history of working with Mediterranean style architecture in both traditional, and new ways, this book is a feast for the eyes.

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Also, if you are interested in seeing more Ibiza home inspiration check out our posts herehere, here, and here.

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Can’t I stage my own home?


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Can’t I stage my own house?

Thorough cleaning, tidying, lights, flowers, and music are great for showing a house, but that is not Staging. And although we do give away a lot of free staging tips on this blog there are some things that only a professional stager and stylist can do.

True Staging requires an objective and professional assessment of a home’s strengths, and challenge areas. It takes into account the state of the market, and what buyers are looking for to create a targeted action plan, to help buyers fall in love with what they see.

An experienced Stager can help you create a success plan to get your home staged and SOLD!

However, if you are already handy at doing things yourself. There is always the opportunity to take the action plan of changes from your home staging consultation, and reduce costs by doing all, or part of it yourself. In all our consultations we work through the cheapest, and fastest ways to get your home ready for sale with you. That way you can make the most informed decision.

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Ibiza Style Inspiration – Cool Escapes Ibiza


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Dishing up some of the best books on Ibiza style. Todays is Cool Escapes Ibiza. Filled with gorgeous images from the latest boutique hotels and restaurants it gives you a real sense of what styles people enjoy when being in Ibiza.

 

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We are covering a bunch of different books over the weeks. You can check out the last two posts here and here.

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Ibiza Style Inspiration – Living in style Ibiza


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Since Ibiza has it’s very own style we are putting together quite a few posts of books on Ibiza style. They offer great ideas on what kind of looks are popular in Ibiza when decorating your house for yourself or for sale. This week it is Living in Style Ibiza. With a wide selection of styles and designs this book covers everything from bohemian, to modern. Check it out here.

For the other book we have covered, go here.

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Ibiza Style Inspiration – Ibiza Style


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Looking to decorate your Ibiza home? We will be featuring the best books on Ibiza style to give you plenty of inspiration. First up is ‘Ibiza Style’ (of course) by Ingrid Rasmussen is has lots of ideas and styles that fit into the Ibiza lifestyle and is a great starting off point if you are looking at what your version of Ibiza living is going to be.

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Keep an eye out in coming weeks for the other books we will be featuring

 

 

 

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Latest 2014 Ibiza Property Report


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If you are buying or selling in Ibiza it is always a good idea to check the quarterly property reports from Lucas Fox.

The latest report covering Q1 – Q2 2014 shows the average sales price rising to €2,922 per m2. As for look and feel Amanda Marti, Director of Lucas Fox Ibiza stated…

“Buyers are mostly interested in second homes, priced from €800,000 villas to €2 million, Traditional Ibicenco Fincas are becoming increasingly popular, though the favourite type of property remains minimalist, contemporary (preferably new) and turn-key with sea views (sunset views in particular are always a bonus). Refurbishment properties are also interesting to many, but are snapped up very quickly when reasonably priced. Apartments overlooking the marinas are also popular.”

You can check out the full report here.

 

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Setting the table for staging


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Many real estate agents, rental agents, and home stagers think setting the table is a good idea to show people the lifestyle of the home or rental property. Reality is it ruins all the good work you do because it makes the property look “obviously staged.” Buyers and renters instantly feel like they are being tricked into liking the property.

Of course lifestyle cues are important and are the key to setting an emotional tone that helps buyers fall in love with your home. But it needs to be done in a subtle way that professional stylists like ourselves specialise in. Take any image from a magazine like the one above as an example. This is the type of end result you want. One that gives a natural sensation of the lifestyle without feeling likes it’s trying too hard to show you what life is like there. Fresh fruit in a bowl is more than enough.

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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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