When it comes time to sell your house, you might be wondering whether or not you really need to invest in the costs that come with styling the property or not. Below are my handy tips on why hiring a stylist is a great idea.
why style your home for sale?
When you sell your home, buyers are usually walking through each room, looking for faults that the home has. They are trying to pick up on things that will cost them money after they buy the house. If you style the property, some buyers will get an emotional response to the home because of how it's styled and they forget that they're looking for things that are wrong with the property and will instead focus on how good the home looks instead. If the home is styled, they will wish they could live there themselves.
If a property is vacant they will be focussed on their task of finding all the little things wrong with the property, instead of falling in love with it and picuting their own furniture in the rooms instead. The right furniture can also make a room look larger than it really is.
If a buyer falls in love with a property, they are more likely to offer a higher price for the home, to secure the property. This is how you can achieve more than the asking price for your home.
how much does home styling cost?
Costs depend on the stylist, the type of property you have and how many rooms you need styled. If you have an average 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, you would be looking at somewhere between $2,000-3,500.
HOW MUCH VALUE DOES STYLING ADD?
We have found that styled properties attract higher sales prices than homes that are sold vacant. By styling your home for sale, you can add an extra $10,000-$30,000 onto the final sale price of your property. So why wouldn't you spend $2,000 to make $10,000?
before and after home styling
We recently styled one of our homes in Rochedale South before listing it for sale. Below are some before and after photos of the property, so you can see the difference that styling your home for sale makes.
By putting furniture into an empty home, you can give the illustion of more space within the rooms. Buyers are looking at the rooms as a whole, instead of seeing all the individual things that are wrong with the room. Furniture helps the buyer to envision themselves living there themselves.
OTHER HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN STYLED FOR SALE
Below are some other homes that we have styled for sale, to help with final sale pricing.
where can i find a stylist?
I have quite a few contacts for home stylists including:
Life by Design
Look Home Staging
Most places have a 6 week agreement, however sometimes they do specials on additional weeks if needed. Tell them Kelly Pack sent you and they should give you a good price. :-)
If you would like some more information regarding selling your home, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 0414 520 853.
Kelly Pack is a Real Estate Agent in Tarragindi who gives her time to the community and helps people sell, buy and lease their homes.