How can a stylist help me prepare my home for a spring sale?

With spring fast approaching, there will typically be more homes on the market for sale. Therefore, your property must be able to stand out from the crowd. 

 

To present a property at open homes that strikes plenty of chords with buyers, you could commission the services of a professional home stylist. A property stylist uses a broad array of presentation techniques to ensure your home presents in its best light.

 

As part of the service, a stylist might also recommend hiring some furniture and accessories to improve the appeal of your home. For example, if your rooms are cluttered with old furniture, this will usually be a significant distraction for buyers. Without styling, you run the risk your old furniture could contribute to dropping your home a few rungs on the sales ladder when compared to other listings in your patch.

 

You can DIY styling if you wish, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, this could do more harm than good. Luckily, some stylists will visit your home and for a fee provide you with an advisory report outlining how you should best present and de-clutter your property.

 

Apart from the presentation, professional home styling can provide a financial windfall. Some styling specialists claim the average rate of return from home styling is $3 for every $1 spent. 

 

When it comes to the cost of styling, the outlay will vary depending on the stylist you choose and the extent of the property’s facelift. Prices start from around $1,500 for a basic staging, according to Finder.com.au. For a complete styling job with luxury furniture and decor for an entire home, expect to fork out $10,000 or more.

 

Styling can also make a massive difference to the photography used to present your home. A vacant house or apartment doesn’t display well in photographs.

 

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