Having homes styled before sale is becoming increasingly popular, with both stylists and real estate agents strongly recommending it to anyone looking at selling their home.
Kahlia Cordony, director of Cordony Designs recommends styling, paintwork and a general refresh before going to the market.
She told WILLIAMS MEDIA the emphasis used to be more on just styling, but now to achieve the price people are after, you are best off doing a refresh as well.
“People personalise spaces to suit them and their family, but we de personalise and prepare the home so it is ready for a broader market.
“We cast a large net out there in terms of colours, finishes, etc.
“To de personalise we take items out such as family photos and awards.”
Ms Cordony said the aim is to get buyers engaged in the property, not the person living in the property.
“Any personal colours like red, pink, and yellow are best removed as people have different reactions to certain colours and finishes.
“Rooms are used in particular ways to suit the homeowners, but might not be best way of using that space.
“We come in with open vision and use that space to best suit the type of market the seller is going for,” Ms Cordony continued.
“For example you may have three bedrooms and a study, but the study could be a fourth bedroom, as there is more value in a fourth bedroom.”
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Lynne Page of Knight Frank Hobart said styling your home before sale is a non negotiable now.
“People watch lifestyle programs and they are more fussy than they were years ago,” Ms Page told WILLIAMS MEDIA.
“People can’t handle clutter and untidiness, hence the minimalist look has been in.”
Authors: Kahlia Cordony and Lynne Page
Source: The Real Estate Conversion