If there’s one investment worth making before you put your property on the market, it’s property styling.
Did you know it takes potential buyers just eight seconds to form an impression of your home when they walk through the door? No pressure, huh?!
First impressions can make or break a deal. It is crucial your property looks its best to win buyers over in an instant.
Not all property stylists are created equal
A property stylist worth their salt will spend approximately 1-2 hours consulting with you in your home, advising, measuring and photographing key elements. They will then come back to you with a design and a quote.
If you want property styling done right, be prepared to invest in a stylist who knows what they’re doing. A cheap and nasty, slapdash attempt at styling your home could end in disaster.
If a property stylist offers to give you a quote over the phone, alarm bells should be ringing. Even with photos, there is no way a stylist can see and feel the property in the same way as in real life. They can’t see the assets to enhance or the ones to minimise.
When you compare the cost of property styling to your return on investment, you will find it very affordable. Property styling isn’t exclusively for the luxury real estate market. Every property should be presented in a way that showcases its best features.
How much does property styling cost?
Think of property staging as an investment, not a cost. Your home is likely to be the most valuable asset you will ever sell, so it pays to improve your chances of getting the best price for it.
The size of your home, the number of living areas, bedrooms and the condition of your home all contribute to the price of styling.
A property stylist will charge you for their time and expertise. This fee is usually added onto the furniture hire and other sundries.
You are paying the stylist for their knowledge, expertise, experience and their ability to work with you and your agent to get the best possible price in the least amount of time.
When it comes to property styling, you get what you pay for. The last thing you want is to have your home kitted out with cheap and dated furniture and average accessories. You want a seasoned and quality stylist, who knows what they are doing. They know how to add wow factor to your home and attract specific buyers.
When consulting with a property stylist, don’t be afraid to give them your budget before you get started.
How to find a great stylist
Top tips for finding the right property stylist include…
- agent referrals
- examples of their work / social media
- testimonials and Google reviews
- meeting the stylist to see if you like them and can work with them.
First impressions count. Contact Stagency today on 0418 114 893.