Home staging company offers new 'virtual' service during COVID-19 pandemic

Home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors is offering its clients a new virtual service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lemon and Lime Interiors is a professional property home staging company. The team are experts in presenting houses to make a memorable first impression for potential buyers.

Elaine Penhaul, the owner of Lemon and Lime Interiors, is offering two new services – virtual home staging and remote staging.

The two new offerings will allow vendors and agents to get properties in the right position for a quick sale once the market recovers later in the year.

Elaine, who started staging in 2012 and set up the company in 2015, said:

“At the moment there are more people than ever with time on their hands to browse on Rightmove for their new home. Viewings on the property portals have gone up 500 per cent since the country effectively went into lockdown.

“We are confident that there will be a rush in the property market once things settle again, there have been people waiting to move, in some cases, for several years now.

“As an agent you want to help those vendors who have a property they need to sell, to be the first to secure good offers when the market picks up later in the year. This new service allows us to help agents offer vendors the perfect solution whilst we are not able to be out and about.”

The virtual home staging service allows vendors and agents to take a high-resolution picture of an empty room and send it to Lemon and Lime Interiors. The team then virtually fill the room with an interior design scheme and luxury furnishings to make the property looked lived in, which in turn, will help people to visualise themselves living in the property. Even better, all the furniture used is available to purchase so the whole scheme can be bought by whoever buys the house should they wish.

The remote home staging service offers homeowners the chance to have a video call with the Lemon and Lime team of experienced home stagers to learn how to present their home to attract the most interest. Once any decluttering or rearranging has been done, the homeowner can take photos which can be professionally edited through Lemon and Lime ready to be uploaded to the property portals. Properties already on the market can improve their presentation and appeal in this way and it allows new properties to come to the market with the benefit of professional staging.

Home staging has been proven to help generate a faster sale for more money and the team are experts in how to furnish a property in order to secure the best sale price.

In the year 2018/19 the occupied properties that Lemon and Lime Interiors home staged sold on average four times faster after staging.

Elaine added:

“We are offering this service because it means people can still get advice and a top-quality service, but they don’t have to leave their homes.

“We can guide people through how to dress their homes which will help them to get a quick sale for more money when they do come to put it on the market.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to utilise the time spent at home over the next few weeks.”

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