Anu Joshi started Austins five years ago to achieve an independent, successful estate agency. If you are looking for Home Staging in Wolverhampton, look no further than Austins Home Accents.
Cora Turner-Collis has 40 years of interior design experience, the latter 15 of which have specialised in property.
Together, Anu and Cora now offer a unique bespoke service specialising in the sale of houses which have been on the market for a considerable amount of time.
How did the partnership begin?
Anu had a house in Compton which was struggling to sell. She asked Cora to look at it with a view to home staging it. Cora, Anu and the client worked through each room, suggesting simple, quick and easily made improvements. The client was delighted with the ideas suggested and implemented them as far as possible. New photographs taken then followed to update the property details which led to more viewing requests. The house had been on the market for four months without much interest but, within eight weeks, following these improvements, she had an offer of the asking price!
Recently, a house in Trysull had been on the market for two and a half years, two years with one agent and six months with another. This house needed only some minor staging but it did require the viewings to be very thorough to promote its various aspects. The house was empty, so on the morning of a viewing, windows were opened airing the property and the heating switched on. Half an hour before the potential purchasers arrived lights were switched on and the doors opened.
Clients were then greeted on the driveway and a thorough viewing was conducted, explaining the features of the property and showing the client how it would suit their lifestyle. They were able to also view the property on their own to privately discuss their thoughts. Most viewings were up to one to one and half hours, unlike the 15 to 20 minutes usually allowed by agents. Viewings were conducted out of office hours and at weekends.
The house sold in four weeks for the full asking price.
Anu and Cora are forging a new age in estate agency, combining expert property knowledge with personalised bespoke sales service to achieve the maximum price in the shortest period of time.