Property owner styling her kitchen before for sale.

Top Tips On How To Style Your Property For Sale

We all know that the real estate market shifts rapidly. Changes in interest rates like we are starting to experience, modify both sellers’ and buyers’ plans and make way for new strategies to be put in place when selling or buying properties.

But some things never change. One of them is the value of presentation and how important it is to give a good first impression of your property when presenting it to your prospective buyers.

Oscar Wilde once said: “You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression.” Well, we agree. 

With hundreds of new listings published every day, if you want to sell your property you need to stand out and impress within minutes, so getting it right from the beginning is the way to succeed! How?

Here at Atria Real Estate, we have tried and tested a set property styling tips and in this article, we are going to share with you the golden rules of our protocols. Let’s dive in!

How to style a your property for sale: the importance of styling your entrance

The entrance is the first thing that your buyers will see when visiting your property so it must be perfect. Tidy up the entrance and front garden and you will entice buyers to inspect your house with the right mindset. So get ready to roll up your sleeves and channel your handyman skills as you may need to do some physical work!

If you don’t have it already, add a fence to your property. This will create a distinction between your property and the street and will make your yard look bigger. Clean up your front gate and garage door, whether that’s just a good scrub or a repaint, you want to give a great first impression. Don’t forget to make sure your home number is easily visible.

When thinking about how to style your property for sale, colours are important too so add flowers to your garden. These little enhancements may cost you some money but it will provide you a higher return for your property.  

Why styling your kitchen is important when selling your property and tips on how to do it 

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house and can make a difference in scoring a sale, so pay particular attention when styling this room.  

Start by considering your oven and dishwasher. If they are outdated you may be better off replacing them. Buyers know how much it will cost them to buy replacements and may be reluctant to spend more money on top of the house sale price. A little financial investment on your end will pay off in driving better overall value

We nearly always recommend repainting a house before sale. And repainting a family kitchen is a must! It’s one of the most used rooms in the house, with lots of smells, spills and splatters from constant cooking so will need a good clean (including the inside of the oven) and repaint, to ensure it’s appealing to buyers. Finally, consider changing cabinet doors, or door handles, adding new powerful lights and finishing off with some personal touches like adding a fresh fruit bowl and flowers that have a fresh smell. 

Do you consider bathrooms when deciding how to style your property for sale? We do! 

Today bathrooms aren’t only functional rooms but spaces where people want to relax too, so make sure your bathroom is on point. Your mirrors and windows must be immaculate and your ventilation system in perfect condition. Add new towels, on trend soap bottles, and a delicate fragrance for a touch of style. Keep it minimal where possible.      

With a bathroom you want a feeling of cleanliness and hygiene so anything that appears old and worn will give an unhygienic feel. So yes, replace that cracked toilet!   

At Atria we have more than twenty years of experience in the real estate market and we can help you with your property goals. 

Call us on 03 8680 9421 or visit our Bay Street office for a chat about your selling needs.

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Simone Chin

03 8680 9421
Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside’s most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.
Simone Chin

Simone Chin

Simone Chin is a multi award winning agent and one of Bayside's most successful, being the only female auctioneer in the area. ATRIA REAL ESTATE was formed to give vendors the best possible experience as they undertake the journey to sell their homes.

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