Can a stylist make a difference to my sale price?

November, 2017

With the traditional spring selling season upon us, it is essential your home stands out from the crowd – and this are where a stylist might come in very handy.

Professional home styling can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home – and much more in some cases. In fact, some specialists claim the average rate of return for home styling is $3 for every $1 spent.

Moreover, you don’t need to live in the inner suburbs of Sydney or Melbourne for professional staging assistance to make a difference. Styling enables potential buyers to see the advantages of your home in their best possible light. For example, clutter is a significant distraction for buyers. Without styling, your property will drop down a couple of rungs on the ladder compared to the competition. It might be that shifting surplus furniture into storage when your property is on the market for sale might prove to be a worthwhile expense. Decluttering strategies can be discussed with a stylist.

Styling can help make a difference to the photography used to present your home. Typically, a vacant property doesn’t display well in photographs, especially if it’s up against robust competition.

DIY styling

Typically a home stylist will offer a variety of services based on your budget and needs. If you’d prefer to style your own home, most stylists provide an advisory service. As part of this service, the stylist will visit your home and provide you with an advisory report outlining how you should best present and declutter your property. Typically you can expect to pay up to $500 for an advisory report.

If you then want the stylist to implement the recommendations in the advisory report, the fee for this service will start from around $1,500 for an apartment. This charge may or not include the cost of leasing furniture and will vary from stylist to stylist.

To discuss whether a stylist could help you sell your property faster, talk with your local Raine & Horne agent today.