When it comes to selling a home, it’s important to ensure that your property’s first impression is the right impression. A great way to catch a potential buyer’s interest is to hire a property stylist to bring out the best features of your space with carefully selected furniture, art, and decorative elements. This can also help to maximise the value of your home before and during the selling process, but with so many stylists in this competitive market, how do you choose the right one for you? The expert team at Furnish and Finish shares some of the things to look for when picking a property stylist for your home.
Analyse their portfolio
A good property stylist should be able to emulate a wide variety of styles to suit any home and make buyers fall in love at first sight. Every house is unique, and even an empty space will have a signature look and feel that a property stylist should cater to for the best result. Look for portfolios that include different furniture packages and showcase homes from different eras or architectural styles.
It’s also a good idea to check the quality of the furnishings and décor by attending an inspection of a property the stylist has worked on. Rather than relying solely on photos of the stylist’s best work from flattering angles, this will give you an idea of the full experience a prospective buyer would have when inspecting your home. See whether the stylist has coordinated furniture and accessories to create clear traffic zones, tailored the styling to the property’s target buyer demographic, and paid attention to small details like ironing the bedsheets and straightening rugs.
Check their track record
If you’re new to the world of property styling, recommendations from real estate agents and past clients are a great place to start. Take note of any reviews that specifically mention fast sales or good return on investment. Solid testimonials like this are a good sign that the stylist is a true professional who knows what they’re doing.
Consider their cost
In this industry, prices can vary across different independent and agency-based property stylists. This can be affected by things like the quality and quantity of furniture and artwork used, how long you need to hire it for, and the location of your property. Beware of pricing that sounds too good to be true as this can indicate a willingness to cut corners. Remember that you are using this service because you want to add value to your home, and a poorly decorated space or one with low-quality design elements is not going to fulfil this goal.
If you’re considering styling services to help your property sell, Furnish and Finish have over 20 years of experience in the field. We offer our bespoke decorating services to homeowners all over Sydney and Brisbane. Contact us online or call 1300 387 647 for an obligation-free quote today.