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But my house looks good the way it is!
Maybe..... But your personal taste is not necessarily someone elses.
The seller needs to depersonalise the home and make it neutral. So the buyer can visualise them selves living there. Otherwise your style, your clutter, becomes a distraction and you could miss out on a potential sale.
You need to make the buyer feel a home in your house. By styling it in neutral colours. That could mean painting in a neutral colour, and updating some aspects of your home. ie cushions, throws etc. There are many cost effective solutions.
If you don't know where to start.
Just ask us.
We can help you sort out what you need to do in order to put your house on the market, with the help of our In-Home-Stylist. She will go Room-by-Room and do a written assessment on the key areas that you need to work on, in order to get your home ready for the market.
She will advise you on things like De-Clutter, furniture arrangement or removal, furniture, art or Accessory items to purchase and the like. This generally takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.
What some of our clients say about us....
Abode Property Styling was my saving grace when trying to sell my house. May-Ann provided advice on how to style my house before putting it on the market with so many practical and cost effective options. The photos looked amazing and my house sold after just 2 weeks. I was so happy with the results I have taken her advice to style my new home too. Thanks May-Ann. You’re worth your wait in gold!
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Have you got an empty property, that's been on the market for a while? Or know someone that does?
Does the property look bare and and with no soul? An empty home doesn't have any appeal!
When you stage your home, it will appeal to more buyers, like this one in Nollamarra. It had an Offer on it in only Three weeks.
Why should i stage my home?
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1. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
These are my most favourite of all indoor plants, and I have had many gorgeous fiddle leaf trees at my front door for years. The dark green leaves have a lovely, rubbery texture, and they can grow quickly and reach the ceiling in no time at all. This plant loves bright, indirect light, so place yours near a window and allow soil to dry in between watering. If you have animals at home, be aware that these can be poisonous to pets. (see pic above. Photo Credit: www.laurenconrad.com)
Succulents are a very “trendy” plant right now and it’s no mystery why they come in a rainbow of greens, purples, yellows and blues, and they are nearly impossible to kill. They don’t need much water, so allow the soil to be dry most of the time and place them somewhere they will get plenty of sunshine.
Cacti, like succulents, are also very popular right now. They give off instantly cool California vibes when they’re added to modern, minimalist interior. They do best planted in pots that allow for a lot of drainage. You don’t need to water cacti often. Give them a little drink when the top 1 cm of the soil or moss is dry.
4. Devils Ivy
The cascading greenery of the Devils ivy is the perfect, subtle touch of nature for your home. And, it’s one of the most air-purifying indoor plants. It’s also a great hostess gift when presented in a pretty basket or vase. Devils ivy is also easy to care for in your home. They do best in cooler temperatures, and with moist soil.
5. Mother in Law Tongue
The Mother In law Tongue can have a very cool, modern look in a house. The variegated leaves grow upright and can have yellow or white edges. You can grow these guys in pretty much any lighting condition; just be sure to keep the soil pretty dry most of the time.
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Fact: House hunters linger for 10-15 minutes longer in homes if they are staged. With more to look at and enjoy, the experience goes beyond ' stand at the door and have a peep in' Instead each room should entice the buyers to step inside and feel how it would be like to live here. With longer Open hours, buyers have more time to take things in. If the home is staged, you'll have more chance that those buyers will remember your.
Staging works in any market.
If there are a lots of homes listed, and only a few buyers. This is what's called a buyers market. If this is the case, then yours better stand out from the others. Because most buyers will only be looking at two maybe three property's within their property type and the price range. Why? Because house hunters are only going to bother to visit their favourite three listings.
Staging ensures that you get people turning up at the home opens. Whilst poorly presented property's have the agents wondering where all the buyers are..
When the real estate market is slow, the results from staging are most likely to be that you get nearer to your asking price. Why is this? Because a perfectly presented property has the ability to cut through the logical decision making process and decisions are based on emotions. Price is not the deciding factor, but lifestyle is.
Staging in a steady or heated market is where you see vendors selling for 5-10 per cent higher than every logical explanation says the results should be. The results from staging is that the sale price will more that likely be above expectations. When you stage you bring more of that market to your property. Buyers fall in love with your property.
Curb Side Appeal
Curb Side Appeal is important, because first Impressions count.
How your home presents will have an impact on them. As to whether they enter your property, or not.
So make it presentable. Take a look for your self and see where you may need to do some work.
Its important that they first of all, can see the number of your home. So make sure it is visible.
Make sure the gardens are prepared with mulch, and the lawns are mowed, leaves racked up etc. Fertilise and water laws , and keep the green.
If you have as pool, make sure that the hose and or pool cleaning equipment is out of sight. Also your council bins.
Other things to consider are
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Home styling works because, when you style your home, you will appeal to a wider demographic. So therefore you have more people looking at your home. And you'll have a better chance of selling.
Using a stylist for Pre-sale makeovers is gaining popularity in Perth. However a lot of vendors aren't aware of this service.
Real Estate Agents are sometimes reluctant to suggest their vendors use a stylist for fear of losing the client. Because this is suggesting that your home isn't up to scratch. There for the home owner not using their services are missing out. As their home could have sold faster. And the need to reduces the homes price won't be an issue.
The befits of using the services of a stylist outweighs the benefits of not using one at all. Because your home could sell faster and sometimes for more money.
As a stylist we will advise you on what areas of your home to tackle to make your home more appealing. We will advise you on DE-cluttering and storage ideas, furniture placement and or rearrangement, paint colours, lighting advice, window treatments, minor repairs and if you have any empty home, we have a furniture hire option.
Not only can your home sell for more, It may even sell in a shorter time.
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