Frequently asked questions
Selling your home
FAQs for selling your home
BOWERBIRD Interiors is a leading interiors brand based in Sydney. We provide premium property styling services to customers looking to sell their property faster and for a higher price. If you’re planning to sell your property soon, here are some FAQs to help you throughout the process. What we’ll go into is:
Secondly, if you decide to liaise with a real estate agent to sell your property, it's recommended to have conversations with 3 different agents with property portfolios in your suburb, as they will give you an estimated value for your property, and you'll get a sense of their approach and strategy to selling real estate. You could also find agents' reviews on google or on real estate sites such as ratemyagent.com.au
Lastly, although there are benefits and downsides to either option, it comes down to what works best for you. The DIY route requires your own research into advertising, marketing and logistical coordination, things like arranging viewings, and getting the property looking sale-ready with property styling, through to the settlement process. The agent route, albeit a little pricier, could save you hours of time, effort and stress. Sometimes (not always) it can be best left to the professionals.
Property stylists or interiors designers are professionals who can furnish and style properties, creating beautiful spaces that appeal to potential buyers. Property stylists do not require a license to provide interior design services, however, they cannot sell properties like real estate agents do. Interior designers or property stylists usually work closely with real estate agents to help customers sell their homes faster and for a higher price by getting the home looking amazing and sale-ready. An investment in property styling is often considered a critical step in marketing a home for sale because it presents the home in its best light and as a result, makes it more desirable to buyers. More desire equals more competition between buyers. More competition equals a faster sale with a higher price tag.
BOWERBIRD Interiors is a property styling business servicing greater Sydney. If you’d like some help from the property styling experts, drop us a line by filling in the contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
* Presenting a home in its best light makes it more desirable to buyers.
* More desire equals more competition between buyers.
* More competition equals a faster sale with a higher price tag.
So here's how to make your home more desirable:
1: Get a Property Stylist to style your property according to your area and property demographics. Properties that have been styled tend to resonate more with potential buyers and give them a vision of what their future house could look like. Interior Designers can design living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens that your buyers will love, increasing their likelihood to purchase your property for a higher price, in a shorter period of time.
2: Set clear timeframes for your property sales campaign with your agent, including an auction date and a plan B in case there is low interest in your property.
3: Ensure professional photos are taken of the property. You can even get a walk-through video of the property produced. Photos and videos are critical to the marketing campaign as often these are the first impressions the buyer gets of the property (and if they are photos and videos are of a styled property - all the better!)
4: Invest in paid advertising on key real estate websites such as domain.com.au
5: Discuss seasonality with your agent to understand when is a good time to buy and sell a property.
So what do property stylists do?
Property stylists work with a given space and focus on the details that bring spaces to life. They apply similar principles to interior designers in order to lay out furniture in the best possible way with the intention of making the space look bigger, warmer, brighter, and homelier. Property stylists do not change the structure of the room, the colour/paint on walls or the flooring (unless you count rugs as a floor enhancer), instead, they pick specific colour palettes, textures, fabrics and homewares to achieve the client's dream interiors.
If you're planning to sell your home, a property stylist provides the quickest and most effective way to maximise the sale price of your property. Usually, property stylists are separate businesses from real estate agents, but most agents are able to recommend a stylist that they trust. Contact us to learn more about how property styling can help sell your home faster and for a higher price.
- Find a Real estate agent with great experience selling in your area
- Repair visible damage or mould on walls
- Get your property looking its best with property styling
- Talk to your real estate agent about seasonality to ensure it's on the market at the right time.
- Do your research to ensure that your property is not competing with the one next door or other apartments in the same building.
We all know that supply and demand for property will have a huge impact on the sale price. That's why it's important to find a real estate agency or agent with good reach in order to attract the largest number of potential buyers to your property. Also, make sure that your property is presented in its best light by engaging a property stylist. Beautiful styling is sure to fire up the imagination of potential buyers, increasing the home’s perceived value and attracting higher offers.
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Putting your property’s best foot on the market has never been easier. Get in touch via the contact form or simply call us on 02 9531 2233 for an initial call and FREE consultation.
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