Home styling is easy, just keep it simple!

Everyone has their own individual tastes and styles when it comes to getting their home ready for sale. It is very important to have the home well presented, for photos – after all, they are what will get people through your open homes, but, also for the general feel of the house when it is open for inspection. Remember to keep it simple though, focus on the property itself.

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05-Jun-2018

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Jane Mortimer

Home styling is easy, just keep it simple!

Everyone has their own individual tastes and styles when it comes to getting their home ready for sale. It is very important to have the home well presented, for photos – after all, they are what will get people through your open homes, but, also for the general feel of the house when it is open for inspection. Remember to keep it simple though, focus on the property itself.

Keep your styling simple and neutral, it is about the house you are selling, not the items inside it. You also have to keep in mind that the way your house is presented is your life, style, and feel, the buyers might have different ideas. Showcase what the house has to offer if your home has a large open floor plan don’t crowd the area and keep the styling to a minimum so that buyers can see how big space is. If you are putting too much into a room you could be blocking the buyer’s ability to see their own lives in the home. A houses’ simplest form is always best - furniture, made beds, a rug here or there, some generic artwork and potentially an indoor plant to give a bit of difference. Focus on clean lines, and generic items, that way all the buyer has to imagine is their personal touches added into space – so remove the fridge magnets and kids artwork, save the washing for an inspection free day and keep your benchtops dish, mail, cosmetic and toothbrush free!
Your home is still going to be lived in while your selling so don’t go overboard, it’s not a B&B!!! You could think by adding every good idea you have seen in ‘Home Beautiful’ to your home is for the best but it could actually be putting buyers off. Buyers want a blank canvas so they can envision themselves in the space. Fresh flowers in every room, baking bread, different fragrances and candles scattered around and some people even go the extra mile and add chocolates and soaps to pillows! It’s all lovely but not to a buyer! We find that buyers want to pretend nobody currently lives there when inspecting a property, meaning no distractions from the property itself and the buyer can imagine their life in the home.
Trust the professionals; after all, we are here to help you! Your property appraisal from Ranges First National is the first feedback you will get – we will give you advice on what to improve and the things we recommend will almost always affect the property’s value. We are here for you, so why not make all the recommended changes and do your styling of the home then get us back again for another look? After all, we are selling the home so we have an invested interest in making it look it's very best; we have also done it all before!
If you don’t have the style gene, not everyone does, that’s ok too! Consider getting a professional in – they offer a free service and will recommend a way to use your current items to style but also give you more suggestions and quotes for those who wish to take up the offer. The agent’s photographer will also be a great help, they might move the carefully arranged pillows, or put away your stages magazines on the coffee table, but it’s all in your best interest…they know what works for the photos that get buyers to your property.
If you’re ready to sell and looking for an agent that will not only sell your home but help you get it styled and buyer ready, call your award-winning Ranges First National team today on 9754 6111 or complete the appraisal request form by clicking the following link… http://www.rangesfn.com.au/appraisal