If you’ve ever had a market appraisal, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a real estate agent that will tell you that property styling and staging doesn’t work.
But if they’ve never worked with a stylist, how would they know?
The reason that agents fail to recommend styling consultations or home staging is usually because they’re old school or scared you’ll disagree and they’ll lose your business.
I started working with styling and staging experts about 6 or 7 years ago and once my colleagues, who back then had been in the industry a lot longer and were selling more homes than me, saw the success I was having and how quickly and well my homes were selling, they started taking an interest and eventually doing it too.
It’s not rocket science. Properties that are well presented sell more quickly and for better prices than properties that aren’t.
How your property looks in the online photos influences how many buyers come to the home open. The better it looks at the home open the more likely buyers are to fall in love with it and make an offer. The more offers we get, the better the sale price we’re going to achieve.
Getting your home to look great doesn’t need to be expensive and it works for ALL property price points. What you spend and how much you do is up to you.
A good stylist will give you lots of ideas & tips for getting your home into better shape easily and affordably. And some styling companies now offer options similar to after pay for property staging where the costs are deducted from your sale proceeds.
If you’re happy to sell for any price then of course don’t worry about getting professional advice or staging. But if you want to give yourself the best chance of selling for the best possible price, find yourself an agent that will help you.
Natalie Hoye is the Founder and Licensee of Red Fox Property Group – a boutique agency doing things differently in the suburbs surrounding Beaufort Street. We call it ‘real estate alchemy’: a genuine blend of science and intuition, marketing and magic, head and heart. The Red Fox Way. And we’d love to chat with you about your local real estate needs. Call us now on 0405 812 273.