Like many people in Australia, the team at Metcalfe Real Estate are passionate about Australian homes and how value can be added to them. The agents at Metcalfe Real Estate have a unique love for homes in the Lower North Shore of Sydney, being based in Mosman. As an area, there is no doubt that Mosman can be defined by its characteristic rich architecture, much of which was built between 1890 and 1920. Many of Mosman’s Federation homes have been recently renovated. Despite this boom in renovations, Mosman Council has sought to preserve and enhance the character and intrigue of Mosman
Scott Partridge, as a key member of the Metcalfe Real Estate team, spends significant time arranging finance for renovations and improvements prior to sale. When it comes time to prepare your property for sale, the team at Metcalfe Real Estate are able to ensure your home is fully prepared for sale – whether that be by providing financial solutions to assist in preparation or by coordinating the styling of your home. Homes that are styled beautifully achieve much greater sales results. Given that the family home is one of the greatest assets a family has, it is worth presenting your home in the best possible light.
All the evidence agrees that buyers are willing to pay more for a home that feels clean, fresh, well maintained and is able to be moved into and enjoyed. In order to assist Metcalfe Real Estate clients, Rebecca provides 7 property styling tips to help maximise your sale price. Competition is high in the real estate market so let us explore some ways to differentiate and make your home’s unique selling proposition truly shine.
Tip 1 – First Impressions are Everything
Senior property stylist for Coco Republic Jenny Conroy states: ‘Street Appeal is vital to ensure that prospective buyers are enticed to take a look.’ Rebecca believes that the front façade of your property can make or break a sale. If your façade is looking tired and budget permits consider repairing it. Rebecca suggests making sure windows are clean, lawns are mown, paths and driveways are cleaned and swept for inspections.
Tip 2 – Give your home a Fresh, Neutral Palette
White is very neutral and allows potential buyers to envisage themselves living in your home. Soft neutral carpets often impress as does crisp white bed linen and you can add splashes of colour with bed cushions.
Tip 3 – De-clutter and de-personalise
In order to assist a buyer’s imagination, personal photos and any clutter must be removed. The house needs to be clean and simple with minimal curiosities.
Tip 4 – Stage Your Home
Rebecca agrees with Lee-Ann Maher from property styling company ‘Seek.’ Selling an empty house is a challenge. When selling your house, you are selling a lifestyle, not just a space. The team at Metcalfe Real Estate coordinate with exceptional stylists to ensure your house projects a quality, liveable image.
Tip 5 – Outdoor Space
Australians have always loved the great outdoors. Having a sun-drenched outdoor entertaining area really assists in maximising your sales price. Rebecca believes your outdoor area needs to show opportunities to entertain and relax. Adding a small deck or paved area helps create that outdoor room feel. Pot plants, outdoor cushions and ensuring your gardens are landscaped assist in creating that wow factor.
Tip 6 – Natural Light & Lighting
Letting natural light into a home and main living space is so important when selling. Natural light is often cited as the reason that homes with North facing living spaces achieve a premium price. When your home is open for inspection, make sure all your lights are on and as you prepare your home for sale make sure you have all light globes fitted appropriately. Some people prefer warm white globes versus cool white globes. Make sure whichever you choose is appropriate to your area and fits the style of your home.
Tip 7 – Capture the Senses
When preparing your home for an open inspection, make sure everything is clean so the whole house sparkles. Make sure the carpets are vacuumed, the floors are mopped and your kitchen is displayed in the best possible way. Finally add the finishing touches with some fresh flowers, plants and scented candles.
We know selling your home can be stressful, which is why we are here to help in every way we can. If you think you are ready to sell your Mosman home, talk to us today. Call Simon on 0474 773 034.