So you’ve decided to put up your Northern Beaches home for sale – and you’re raring to get it ready for the market. Perhaps, like most people, you’re thinking of taking the DIY route to home staging or property styling.
However, if you want to get your house looking sharp and want it to compete with what’s out on the market, hiring a property stylist could be an idea worth some serious thought.
Sure, you might have good taste, but putting up your property for sale entails making it appealing to the majority of home buyers. You also want it to look professionally done and photographed to perfectly capture the unique beauty of your soon-to-be former home.
Home styling in the Northern Beaches (or wherever your property is located), is a crucial factor in you getting an offer early on and achieving your target sale price, even in a strong market such as we’re in now. So, if you want your home to sell fast and at the right price, it might be time to hire a property stylist in the Northern Beaches.
What does a property stylist do?
A property stylist is an expert in creating a ‘neutral palette’ for your home for sale. With the expert eye and touch of a property stylist, it’ll be easy for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. The stylist can also ensure the house looks attractive enough to grab the attention of the broadest range of potential buyers.
These home staging experts are consummate professionals who’ll go over each room with you, pointing out the changes that need to be done and why so they can present your property in the best possible light.
It’s likely your chosen expert in home staging in the Northern Beaches will ask you to declutter and remove items that are too personal, and perhaps even ask you to empty out entire rooms. Some redecoration work might be in order, as well as a few design touches that will imbue some neutrality to your space. They’ll also stage each room to make it look stylish and aspirational.
How much does property styling cost?
Home stylists in Brookvale and other parts of Northern Sydney typically charge property styling costs based on property size and how much work needs to be done.
Professionally staging an apartment or small house could cost as little as $2,000. However, a larger home requiring more decorating changes could cost as much as $10,000.
But over and above these expenses, you need to remember that how your property looks can have a significant impact on the final sale price. In fact, it’s not unheard of to hear about some sellers being able to sell their home a few thousands to hundreds of thousands more above the sale price they were expecting – all because they got their home staged professionally before selling.
Where can I find a good property stylist on the Northern Beaches?
There are several property stylists on the Northern Beaches with good reputations. We love Styleness with Vanessa Johnson’s refined and polished beach styling that sparks buyers’ imaginations, while twin sisters Kim and Vicki, at the helm at Fresh Staging and Styling, bring a fresh, modern approach to styling that works to entice buyers. Both property styling businesses are based on the Northern Beaches, and Kim, Vicki and Vanessa have a keen eye for what works with our beautiful light and coastal colours.
But aside from checking their portfolio or online gallery, conduct your own research and see what previous clients have to say about the quality of their work and service.
Achieve the sale price you want with property styling
Property styling expenses will add to the cost of selling your home.
However, you can easily recoup your investment when you achieve or even exceed the sale price you want for your Northern Beaches home.