How to style your home for sale

Now that you’ve made the decision to sell your home, how do you make sure you impress any potential buyers? Styling your home to make the best impression to the largest pool of buyers possible is a key part of the selling process, so we thought we’d give you some tips on how you can make your home one that buyers can’t forget.

Having the right styling in your property has been proven to add value to your home, so making sure you explore professional property stylists to give your home that added punch that leaves the buyers imagining your home as their own. Real estate agents can provide a list of potential professional stylists that can take care of all your needs.

However, if you decide that you are going to style your home yourself, there’s a few easy steps to follow to maintain that sparkling look throughout your selling campaign.

Consider your target market, who are you selling the home to? Are they a family with kids, a newly married couple, or someone looking to invest? There are different styles that every demographic looks for, so targeting one will help you style to that buyer, for example, basic furnishings will suit investors, where a Scandinavian style with lighter colours will suit young families.

When styling bedrooms and wardrobes, making them as spacious as possible can resonate with buyers. Don’t leave your summer clothes hanging in the wardrobe during a winter sale, pack them away to free up space and make the wardrobes look as big as possible, as buyers will love knowing there is plenty of storage.

Keeping in mind that you’re selling the house, not the contents, is important when styling. You don’t have to fill up every room to try and appeal to a wide range of buyers, but rather keep the house spacious and easy to navigate. Showing the house flows well will be a huge plus.

In the end, it’s your choice in what style you want your home to be when displayed, but have some fun with it and make it welcoming, that might just be the difference for a buyer choosing between your home and someone else's.

I can highly recommend Julie from Coastal Styling who has done a range of properties I have listed. She offers a free consultation service, so if you want some advice give her a call on 0450 048 100.

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