As a property agent, you’re probably already familiar with the term “home staging” – this refers to the art of sprucing up a house, so that it’s more appealing to potential buyers. Think of it this way: it only takes 7 seconds for humans to form a first impression, and homes which are cleaner and styled better naturally have the advantage over homes that aren’t as well kept.
In this article, we’ll walk you through what home staging comprises of (apart from cleaning!), plus discuss the best cleaning services that you can recommend to your clients who want to give home staging a shot. Let’s jump in!
What does home staging entail?
There are various components that come into play with home staging, but by far the most important step is for homeowners to clean and tidy up their homes. It goes without saying – selling a property that’s spick and span is a lot easier than selling a property that looks like it’s owned by a hoarder!
Cleaning aside, home staging also consists of:
- “De-personalizing” the space. This basically means getting rid of any personal pictures or memorabilia, and trying to achieve a “blank slate” (think: a stylish but impersonal hotel room). This way, potential viewers can actually picture themselves living in the space.
- Styling the space. The closer you can get the property to looking like it belongs on the cover of Home & Decor magazine, the simpler. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds – simply accessorizing with pillows, throws, candles, and other decorative items will do the trick.
A quick and easy way to get started with home staging
Here’s the thing: most folks reach home late at night, and by that time, they’re tired out from work, and not in the mood to do a deep-clean of their apartment. To nudge your clients onto the right track, and help them get started with home staging, why not recommend them a cleaning service that they can use?
There are plenty of options in the market, but we particularly like A1 Facility Services, which is a NEA Licensed Cleaning Company that employs a team of over 100 cleaners. A1 Facility Services offers one-time cleaning, weekly cleaning, and spring cleaning services, and they’ve worked with reputable businesses and organizations including Uber, Far East Organization and Delifrance.
How to choose a cleaning service in Singapore
If you’re wondering how to choose a cleaning service in Singapore, here are a few tips.
First and foremost, make sure the vendor is licensed and registered, and that they only employ workers who are Singaporean citizens, PRs or foreigners with valid work permits.
On top of that, make sure the vendor’s prices are clearly displayed, with no ambiguity or grey area. A1 Facility Services, for example, displays their pricing plans clearly and transparently on their website; their prices are pegged to the size of the apartment, and they also detail the specific tasks that their cleaners will undertake in a session.
Last but not least, it’s important to work with a reputable vendor who’s got a good track record. Take it from us: it’s not worth choosing a newly established company just to shave a few dollars off your bill. You wouldn’t want to run the risk of having inexperienced cleaners accidentally damage your property and/or belongings!
Clients need help with sprucing up their space?
If your clients need help with sprucing their spaces, get them to have a look at A1 Facility Services, which offers cost-effective and professional cleaning help. (A1 Facility Services does both home cleaning and commercial cleaning, by the way, and they also take on jobs for commercial properties!)
Remember: once your clients get their properties tidied up, this makes your job as an agent that much easier. It’s a win on both ends – you’ll be able to close a deal and get your commission ASAP, and your client will have their apartment taken off the market quickly. What are you waiting for? Direct your clients to A1 Facility Services now!