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The benefits of having your home professionally styled

The benefits of having your home professionally styled

If you’re preparing to sell your home, you may have started to go through the process of tidying, decluttering and making modest repairs, but to really make your home stand-out against the competition, have you considered Property Styling?

 

What is Property Styling?

Property Styling or ‘Staging’ is the process of using a property stylist to stage your property with furniture and furnishings when preparing for sale. Generally, items are hired for a term of approximately six weeks.

 

What are the benefits of Property Styling?

  • It creates emotional buyers which in turn drives the price up and helps the home to sell quickly
  • It shows space and concept in photography
  • A stylist will aim to highlight the best features of the property
  • Styling a property which would otherwise be empty, will help potential purchaser’s envisage what it would be like to live there.
  • Most importantly it helps buyers to fall in love with the property which is exactly what you want!

 

Common questions about styling are-

 

Does the property have to be vacant?

No, the property can be partially styled while you still reside at the property.

 

If the home is vacant, what areas are best to stage?

The living room, dining room, kitchen, main outdoor area and master bedroom would be the most important rooms to stage, adding on additional rooms as budget allows.

 

If you don’t have the budget for professional styling, then these simple suggestions can help with the presentation of your home-

  • Let in as much natural light as possible and turn on all of the lights and lamps during open homes. This will make the property feel bigger, fresher and brighter.
  • De-personalise your home by taking down all family photos - you don't want the buyer to feel like they are in someone else's home, you want them to feel like they are in their home.

If you would like to discuss further the options available when it comes to styling your property, our Sales Consultants would be happy to assist.

 

- Mark Forde