Today we’re talking about all things staging myths. We recently posted on our Instagram, and it sparked a conversation in the office, so we figured, why not chat about this topic a little longer and uncover the truth behind the top 4 staging myths? These myths are common, and we can see how people believe they could be true. However, call us myth busters, but we’re coming to get rid of these myths for good.
At Sell In Style Property Styling, we’ve heard all the myths about styling and staging your home over and over again. But we’re here to add in our insider info. So let’s take a deep dive into the four staging myths and reveal the truth behind them.
1. It’s an expense
First up is the myth that styling and staging your home it’s an expense. While it costs money to have your home styled and staged for sale, it’s an investment. When you choose to invest with a team like Sell In Style Property Styling, you’re investing in the increase in your final sale price. Styling and staging dramatically improve the opportunity for a higher sale price that outweighs the small investment into styling and staging in the Brisbane area.
Sell in Style also proudly offers budget-friendly options. We provide a range of affordable options for those who are conscious of their budget but could still benefit from having their property staged. Some of our options include partial styling or integrated styling. We work with each client individually to provide something for their budget. So rather than styling and staging being an expense, it’s an investment. If you are concerned about your budget, chat with us. Our team is here to support you and offer a helping hand without working towards all budgets.
2. It’s a waste of time
This is another huge myth that we hear people say all the time. Either styling or staging takes too long, and it’s simply a waste of time. We can confirm that it’s the complete opposite. When you work with a styling company, we do all of the hard work for you. Our team at Sell in Style takes around two to four hours on average to style a home. While this time depends on a range of circumstances, this is the average time frame that you can expect. We’ve listed below the average amount of time that it takes to style a home based on bedroom packages.
- 1 bedroom package – On average, 2 hours
- 2 bedroom package – On average, 2-2.5 hours
- 3 bedroom package – On average, 2-3 hours
- 4 bedroom package – On average, 3-4 hours
In addition to this, we also maintain a short lead time from consultation to installation. For your initial consultation, we can usually meet for an in-person consultation within one to three days. Drastically reducing the time for waiting around to meet with a styling company. Our team is reliable, quick and efficient, providing you with a time-effective service.
3. I can stage my own home
Myth number three, “I can stage my own home”, and while we tell clients, yes, you absolutely can, having the full effect of a dedicated styling team behind you is unmatched. Our expert team has a huge amount of knowledge to go along with this. Ensuring that your home is styled effectively and creates an impact for potential buyers requires expert input and objectivity.
If you’re selling a home that you’ve been living in for a while, or perhaps it’s a family home, you’ll most likely style it how you live in it. Whereas we’re styling for sale, we usually do the complete opposite. Based on the principles of interior design, we look at elements like balance and flow, which are practically the opposite of how you live..
In addition, our expert team understands how a home is received based on the area’s demographics and looks at who your ideal buyer is. We use RP data to help inform us of styling choices and pieces. Having a team that can come in and style your home with an objective mindset allows for creativity and new styling opportunities. While you can style your home for sale yourself, you’ll be better off investing to achieve a terrific sale price.
However, if you are planning to style your home yourself but want some help to get you through, then chat with us about integrated styling. This is where we use existing furniture and bring in new furniture to create a seamless look. Integrated styling in Brisbane is something that we’re experts in. We’ll work with you using our range of effective techniques and capabilities to make your home look like it’s out of a magazine.
4. It doesn’t change the selling outcome
Lastly, and potentially the biggest myth of all, that styling your home for sale doesn’t change the outcome. Complete opposite to this, styling and having your home staged for sale dramatically improves the outcome of your final sale price. Having your home styled for sale can increase the final sale price by up to 5%.
Along with your final sale price being increased, we also see decreased time on the market. When buyers can visualise themselves in a new home, it allows them to become emotionally attached. As a result, we see more movement on properties that have been staged and styled.
Here at Sell In Style, we’re all about making our clients’ lives easier and giving them the tools they need to achieve their final sale price. Our team has over seven years of experience in the industry and has all the needed tools and resources to help you appeal to your target demographic while providing a stress-free and simple service. So if you’re considering having your home styled for sale, get in touch with us. But if you’re still looking for some inspiration, read through our blogs or follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest.