Styling your Property
Many vendors are surprised to discover that even small improvements to a property’s presentation can positively affect the final selling price. A relatively minimal investment of time, energy and money, even across one weekend, can attract higher levels of buyer interest, a faster sale, and a better result.
Of particular importance in the first instance is increasing your property’s ‘curb appeal’, or presentation when viewed from the street, whether via marketing materials or on-site. It is often difficult for vendors to view their home objectively given an emotional attachment to it, so this is best achieved via your agent, who is well-experienced at making recommendations, both for outside and inside the property.
We will guide you through every step of this stage. We’ll take care of coordinating cleaners, gardeners and property stylists.
A professional property stylist can greatly enhance your home’s appearance and sense of space. In our experience, property styling is an excellent investment towards achieving a higher selling price. It might involve anything as simple as introducing attractive soft furnishings to completely re-furnishing your home and implementing some simple strategies to enhance its sense of space. We work with some of Melbourne’s top property stylists such as TRES https://www.instagram.com/trestylist/ so you can rest assured we’ll have a contact who we trust and is competitively priced too.
We will ensure that together we make the best first impression possible. We also offer valuable recommendations on how to improve your property to maximise results. Here are some things to consider:
Neat rooms look larger, so tidy up the bedroom for a spacious appearance. Keep drawers and wardrobe doors closed and keep bedside tables free of personal item. Fresh, clean sheets are a must but avoid busy patterns on duvet covers.
Bright and clean bathrooms are a selling point for many houses, so it pays to double check your bathroom. Make sure the bathroom is free of mildew, remove personal items and use a lightly scented room atomizer to make sure the bathroom smells fresh and inviting.
Clutter makes it difficult for buyers to imagine themselves in their new home – so it’s vital surfaces are clean. Remove any objects from the floor such as children’s toys which might cause accidents. Keep the front entrance and stairways clear.
- Fix Faults
Don’t let something small get in the way of buyers seeing the great features of your property. Repair defects such as dripping taps, tough doors & loose tiles.
Fresh flowers create a welcoming feel to any room. Placing tasteful and considered arrangements throughout your home is an attractive way of enhancing your property.
Invite buyers in with a bright welcoming home. Keep your lawn trimmed and edged and flower beds cultivated. Windows should be sparkling. Remove leaves from paths and verandas.
Refresh your house and remove any bad or strong odours. Candles are not recommended during open homes for fire hazard reasons, try a diffuser instead.
- Storage and Closet Space
Buyers love good storage so remove all unnecessary items you’ve accumulated and highlight the storage in your property.
- Sparking Interior
Let buyers see the best features of your property by giving your home that well-kept look. Clean the walls, floors and skirting and marks on the carpet or around light switches. Pack away clutter from cupboards, tables and countertops and don’t leave dishes in the sink.
- Lounge Room
Keeping things minimal and clean will make your lounge look spacious. Make sure the room is spotless and free from clutter. Pay attention to the dust at the top of the entertainment area and bookshelves.
Clean the entire kitchen with special attention to food preparation areas like the sink, stove, oven and grill. Make sure all open food products are out of sight, clean shelves thoroughly and arrange stored goods attractively.
Light neutral tones can bring walls to life. Keep walls simple and elegant with just a couple of styled prints or wall hangings.
- Leave the House
Avoid having too many people present during inspections. Potential buyers will feel crowded and uncomfortable. It’s best not to accompany the prospect or sales agent during inspections.
During inspections, if you have pets, take them with you as they can get in the way and some people are allergic to or don’t like animals.