Styling Your Home For Sale
Competition is high in the real estate market and making your home stand out from the crowd to attract a buyer’s attention is one of the most important factors in selling your home quickly.
Property styling is about spending time organizing, tidying, decluttering and decorating your home and garden in a way that showcases its features.
It is about employing design and presentation techniques to your home to create a visual marketing tool which will increase the potential of your home attracting the most amount of buyers and ultimately a quicker and more lucrative sale.
We have a repertoire of trades people and services that we can recommend to you to prepare your home, including:
Gardener - We can arrange for our gardener to mow your lawns, trim trees and mulch your garden beds ready for photos and open home inspections.
Cleaner - Sparkling clean is one of the best ways to showcase your home. We have trusted, quality cleaners that are able to assist you with any cleaning you may need.
Handyman - If you have a few odd jobs around your home that you just haven’t had the chance to get done, we can recommend a handyman that can come and give you a helping hand.
Furniture Hire - Potential buyers love being able to visualize themselves living in a home before they purchase it. Furniture hire companies offer several different packages from adding just a few pieces of furniture to maximise the use of a space to furnishing your entire home.
Styling Advice - We can offer styling advice to prepare your home or we can recommend a separate home styling company that come through and offer their advice to best style your home ready for the market.
Pairing things back and simplifying the space makes a world of difference and is often under estimated, even de-personalising a space and removing family photos can help as it allows potential buyers to visualise themselves living there.
2. Focus on key rooms
Focus on the main rooms to be photographed for the internet as these are the ones which will help the buyers choose which properties they will inspect. The kitchen is a very important room and must be clean and decluttered with perhaps just a coffee machine, a bowl of green apples or a small vignette of a cookbook, herb pots and mortar and pestle.
3. Consider your proportions
The rooms need to have well-proportioned furniture to suit the size of the room and should contain a focal point, be it a great sofa, accent cushions or a colourful interesting art work. Also consider which angle the photos will be taken from and avoid showing the backs of sofas and chairs.
4. Neutralise the space
A lick of neutral paint always freshens up a space, allowing you to add pops of colour through art and decorative cushions which can be changed seasonally. Colour draws the buyers emotionally. For example so blues and grey create a feeling of relaxation and brighter oranges and yellows energise living areas.
5. Fresher with flowers
Especially for photography purposes and open inspections. Greenery or flowers freshens up a space and adds impact to photography, often greenery is used to enhance the decor in the home and help link the rooms with the garden or outdoor space entertaining space.