Our Success – Dressing to Sell

Selling a property is one of the most talked about things in the UK and sparks interest in everyone. For this reason it is no wonder our TV screens are filled with programmes from‘Grand Designs’, ‘Location Location Location’ and ‘Million Pound Properties’, to ‘Phil Spenser: Secret Agent’. The latter is inspired by properties that are in need of improvement to maximise their return and are possibly struggling to sell on the open market. Transforming the look and feel of a property, along with its marketing can spark considerable interest which will ultimately boost the final sale price. At Vanilla Square we decided to test this theory to maximise some of our clients’ sales, using the skills of a House Doctor from Sienna Interiors to improve several properties; the results were spectacular. Clients appear to be stretching their budgets when a property is presented in show home condition. You don’t always need to spend a fortune, and it can often be some clever staging tips with your own furniture and possibly some fresh paintwork. Some of the examples below show the difference it can make to a sale and we would happily guide you through the process if this strategy was of interest

50 White Street, Partick

This property was initially purchased in poor condition by a client whose intention was to develop and selling. Instead of creating an empty shell, it was agreed that a furniture package would highlight the possibilities to buyers and help create a lifestyle. One of the smallest styles of property on the street, our interior designer needed to make it look its best to achieve the results our client was hoping for.

After a complete transformation, this small property was made into a breath-taking home. Defying recent sales statistics on the street, VS generated enough competition to secure a price that set a new record on the street, and outstripping that of some of the larger properties. Once again the clever design and dressing with furniture helped to maximise the end results. A very happy client and a sale secured within a few weeks.

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