Does staging and styling home for sale work?
In our experience it certainly does! Preparing a house for sale is one of the most important things to consider before putting your house on the market. The aim of staging is to create a stylish, inviting lifestyle that appeals to many so buyers can imagine themselves living in. Removing everyday clutter and hiring furniture, art and accessories with the help of a professional stylist will transform even the most humble, ordinary homes. This helps get more people through the door, create competitions and ultimately receiving better offers.
How much will it cost?
Every house is different and the cost will depend on the size of your home and whether any of your existing furniture is used. Styling your home for sale is a small investment in a speedier and more profitable sale. A Staging Consultation only of up to 2 hours is $250. If you are using a mixture of your own things and some hired items, we will quote you on these items after the consultation. We can also provide an over the email/phone estimate, followed by a visit to your home for an exact quotation.
It is an investment you cannot afford to skip!
Can’t I simply stage my own home?
There are definitely things you can do yourself to prepare your home for sale. Having lived in the home for an extended period you lose the ability to see the home with fresh eyes. Our stylists, being new to your home can see the issues that buyers will pick up on and help you to address them. Using our designer discounts at various furniture warehouses and interior decorating experience, we can put together a stylish space to impress buyers. You only have a few precious seconds to create a great first impression!
Why spend money when I am selling it?
Staged homes typically sell faster and for a better price. You need to consider, do you want to just sell it, or get a good price for it? A home sitting on the market will be costing you more money and agents will soon suggest a price drop. Selling a home faster saves you that money and stress. Styling your home for sale will highlight your home’s good points, minimise the bad, maximise the price and moving on sooner.
What improvements will you recommend?
When preparing your house for sale, every property is different and therefore has different requirements. Typically paint, lighting and kitchen bench tops net a good return on investment. An independent inspection by our stylist will identify the potential issues in your home that may turn off buyers and help you solve them.