Is it Worth it? Styling for Sale

When it comes to selling your home, there are plenty of things to consider in order to maximise your return. One option that many people overlook is hiring a stylist and furniture for the duration of their campaign. You may be thinking ‘but the house is being purchased unfurnished, is it really worth staging my home?’ Here are some reasons why styling your home can potentially increase the final amount someone will pay.

First Impressions

It’s said incredibly often, but first impressions are everything in real estate. If a home is dressed like a display home, buyers will be more likely to pay display home prices. The aim is to make a buyer feel comfortable and welcome, but in a space that is elegant and ‘high-end’. It also has the potential to distract buyers from any wear-and-tear that may have otherwise been noticeable.

The Feeling of Livability 

Styling your home can assist buyers visualise the floorplan, as well as help them imagine living the next chapter of their lives in the home. Sometimes, it can be difficult for buyers to feel a sense of home from a series of empty rooms, or rooms that have been styled in accordance to someone’s specific lifestyle. A stylist will use neutral and stylish pieces to show off the property and make the floorplan feel relatable and desirable to more people.

Enhancing Features

A stylist will also choose pieces that will create a sense of space, and compliment the room and its features. For example, a stylist may use colours that compliment those of the wooden floorboards, or light fixtures that highlight the high ceilings. When it comes to the sale of a home, the main purpose of furnishings is to enhance the features of the home that make it desirable.

So, when selling, it is completely possible to sell without the assistance of a stylist, however, if you ultimately want to maximise your return, consulting with a stylist may be the best route to take.


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