Preparing your home for sale is a really big deal. If such a project is on your agenda for 2018, you may already be dreading it. Even though a move can be exhilarating and satisfying to the inner you, it’s tough to know where to begin the process. Styling properties is challenging work. That’s why you now see so many home styling companies sprouting up on the streets of Sydney. Smart people know they need help in order to do this properly.
The solution to your problem – where to begin – can be found easily if you schedule an appointment with one of the property styling companies we mentioned earlier. These people do this sort of thing every day of every year. They know precisely how to start and how to finish the job of moving and selling.
The help of professional stylists is relatively inexpensive. As a matter of fact, the sale price of your professionally styled house will probably more than pay for the services your stylist provides.
Not only do professional stylists manage to raise the sale price of your home, they also ensure that the property sells faster.
Today’s buyers start their search for a new home on the internet. The days of driving around desirable neighbourhoods looking for “for sale” signs are long past. Today’s buyer may page through the internet listings for days or weeks before they ever pick up the telephone to call a real estate agent.
By looking at listing photos and reading the information online, the buyer can easily narrow down the list. So what happens if your house doesn’t photograph well? Not to put too fine a point on it – if your house doesn’t photograph well, it will probably be passed over.
Property stylists know that the key to selling your home is to make buyers fall in love instantly. This must be done in the early stages of the process – by creating a photogenic house. With their careful attention to architectural style and the creation of stunningly decorated rooms, the home stagers we know make a special kind of magic. When the photographers arrive, even a modest home that’s been treated to professional staging will look like the million dollars Sydney home buyers are often willing to pay.
One of the nicest things about a housing market like Sydney’s is that it helps to create a sense of urgency. Buyers know that the best homes will be snapped up quickly, so when a well-staged property debuts in the property listings, buyers pounce on it. So, by the way do selling agents.
Selling agents love a professionally staged home. Because they know a well-staged home will sell quickly and for more money, they show it more often than those that fail the “WOW” test. It’s simply a matter of fact. The more a house is shown, the quicker it will sell.
That dynamic is not lost on prospective buyers either. Because they know the house will sell quickly, they make larger offers on the homes they love. This is how bidding wars get started.
If, on the other hand, your home doesn’t make a big splash in the real estate listing pool, chances are that it will take a lot longer to sell. Statistics provided by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals show that a professionally staged home sells in about 11 days. A property that doesn’t get the same treatment may linger on the market for approximately 90 days. That amounts to three more months of mortgage payments, electricity bills, and insurance premiums.
In a market as competitive as Sydney’s, it simply makes sense to take every possible step to make your house buyer friendly. Failing to take the initiative to have your home professionally staged and furnished by an experienced property styling firm, can seriously cut into the profit you hope to see from the sale of your home.