3 Simple Ways to Improve the Value of your Home Before Selling! | Wild Rabbit Interiors, Property Stylist Tweed Coast

Before you put your home on the market, it’s worth considering how you might be able to increase its value for a more successful, quick and stress-free home sale.

Boosting the value of your home doesn’t have to be hard work or require expensive renovations. In fact, there are some simple, cost-effective ways to ensure your home is presented in the best possible light to achieve the best sales outcome. Keep reading for our top 3 tips to improve the value of your home before selling!

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1. Stage your home to appeal to more buyers

Did you know one of the biggest factors when selling your home is actually how it’s furnished? If your home is cluttered with personal items or filled with outdated furniture, it can have a negative impact on the overall impression of your home. Remember, your potential buyers aren’t just looking for a home - they’re looking for a lifestyle to fall in love with. If your property is completely bare or cluttered with personal items, it becomes much harder for buyers to form an emotional connection.

Working with a property stylist is one of the best investments to improve the value of your home. A property stylist will purposefully stage your home with modern and appealing furniture and decor, designed to highlight its best assets and appeal to the right buyers.

To maximise the value of your home as much as possible, we focus on the key selling areas such as living and dining spaces, entertaining areas and master bedrooms. We also use accessories like greenery, artwork and textiles to create a warm, homely and welcoming ambience. This allows potential buyers to really visualise themselves living in the space, helping to boost the overall appeal and desirability of your home (and ultimately, enticing more lucrative offers!).

Home staging also provides more appealing photos for your entire sales campaign and positions your property at a higher price point from the very beginning. Plus, it’s more affordable than you think - check out our guide on property styling costs on the blog here.

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2. Consider your home exterior

Something else to consider is the external impression of your home (otherwise known as “curb appeal”) - how does your property present from the outside? Take a good look at your property from the street, and consider any areas that might need improvements. For example, does your fence need a new coat of paint, do any light fixtures need replacing, or does your garden require some maintenance?

Remember, buyers love a beautiful facade and landscape. The external presentation of your property will help you make the best first impression at site inspections and boost the overall value of your home.

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3. Update your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and will be one of the key selling points your potential buyers are looking out for. While you definitely don’t need to invest thousands in a total renovation, consider some cost-effective updates to give your kitchen a modern facelift.

This could be something as simple as updating your hardware, adding a fresh coat of paint, adding statement pendant lights, or even replacing the countertops if that fits within your budget. When it comes to colour selections, we recommend neutral, earthy tones for any home updates, to appeal to a wider demographic.

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When preparing your home for sale, it’s so important to make the best first impression on your ideal buyers. For more home staging inspiration, head over to our Look Book to see our latest furniture hire packages in action, or get in touch with our property styling team right here for a no-obligation quote!

How Much Does Professional Home Staging Cost? | Wild Rabbit Interiors, Property Stylist Tweed Coast

Recent studies have shown that home staging has the potential to boost the value of your property by up to 11%. But how much does professional home staging actually cost?

Here at Wild Rabbit Interiors, we understand each and every home is unique - which is why we tailor all of our property styling proposals to best suit your requirements. In saying this, we also understand that professional home staging is an investment for homeowners, and wanted to talk you through some of the ballpark costs involved in furniture hire for your home sale.

If you’re currently wondering how much it costs to stage your home for a successful home sale, keep reading for an overview of what to expect when working with a property stylist.

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Property styling: How much does it cost?


Putting together a property styling proposal for your home all begins with a site inspection (you can read more about our process here!). This site inspection allows us to determine your property styling requirements, and we can then move forward with tailoring a custom quote to suit.

Our property styling proposal and costs involved will be dependant on a few different factors, including:

  • The size of the home

  • How many rooms need to be staged

  • Furniture requirements (for example, do you require full furnishing for the entire home, or partial furnishing to complement your existing pieces?)

  • Length of property styling campaign (as a general rule, we recommend 4-6 weeks with the option to extend up until 8 weeks.)

As a ballpark guide, our property styling costs can range between $2500 - $6000+ depending on the above factors, with the potential to greatly increase the end sale price of your home (you can read our testimonials from previous clients here!).

We completely understand you might be working to a budget, and can work with you to create a proposal that fits your needs. In saying this, we also want to ensure your property styling proposal is a worthwhile investment, and will provide our honest recommendations on how to get the best value out of your furniture hire campaign.

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Property styling is an investment

Don’t forget, property styling is an investment rather than an expense. Property styling is ultimately designed to boost the value of your home and attract more potential buyers, providing a return on your initial investment (as opposed to lowering your asking price). You can read our thoughts on why property styling is a worthwhile investment and the psychology behind it on the blog here!

It’s also worth mentioning that property styling is not just for luxury homes. In actual fact, any property can benefit from a purposeful home staging campaign. From studio apartments and townhouses to beachfront family homes, property styling is all about ensuring your home is presented in the best possible light to sell a desirable lifestyle to your ideal buyers.

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To determine how much property styling will cost for your own home, the first step is arranging a site inspection so we can tailor a quote to best suit your needs. Get in touch with our team right here for a no-obligation consultation - we specialise in purposeful home staging on the Tweed Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Northern NSW. You can also see our latest furniture hire packages in action over on our Look Book!

Furniture Hire for your Home Sale: How Does it Work? | Wild Rabbit Interiors, Kingscliff Property Styling

Are you currently looking into furniture hire for your upcoming sales campaign, but not sure where to begin? We completely understand that many homeowners have never worked with a property stylist before - so we wanted to walk you through our home staging process step by step to answer your questions.

If you’re wondering what to expect when hiring furniture for a successful home sale, keep reading for an inside look at our home staging process here at Wild Rabbit Interiors.

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Step 1: Site inspection and consultation


The first step in working with a property stylist is to arrange an initial site inspection. Each and every property is different, which is why a site inspection is an essential first step of the sales campaign. The purpose of this site inspection is for us to conduct a comprehensive walk-through of your home, allowing us to tailor a custom proposal to best suit your needs.

During this inspection, we’ll discuss your sales objectives, property styling budget, and home staging requirements. For example, you might need your entire home furnished from scratch, or a partial home styling package to complement some of the pieces you already have. Our property stylist will use this inspection to determine your home’s key selling points and best assets.

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Step 2: Custom furniture hire proposal


Following our initial consultation and site inspection, we’ll move forward with creating a tailored property styling proposal for your home. This proposal will take into account the size of your home, number of rooms to style, and the length of your sales campaign. Our recommended campaign time is 4-6 weeks, with the option to extend up until 8 weeks. We focus on the wants and needs of your potential buyers, and keep this front-of-mind throughout our styling recommendations.

Our property stylist will clearly outline the scope of work on your proposal, and highlight the styling objectives for the campaign - including colour palettes, floor layout and furniture and decor. Your proposal will be personally tailored to highlight your home’s best assets and maximise its value, taking into account your location, target demographic and buyer psychology to create a desirable space that drives emotional connections. Learn more about the psychology behind property styling on the blog here!

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Step 3: Furniture hire installation and setup


Once your furniture hire proposal has been approved, we’ll confirm the dates of your property styling campaign and arrange a time for installation! We make the installation process effortless and easy - you won’t need to worry about a thing. Our property styling team will deliver and setup your custom furniture and decor package, and use our eye for detail and design to ensure your home is presented immaculately. We have high standards and take great care to ensure the final result is ready to be photographed and presented to your potential buyers.

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Step 4: Pack down

After your property styling campaign has ended, our team will return to pack up your furniture and decor package at a date and time that suits. Once again, we’ll ensure this is executed seamlessly from start to finish without you having to lift a finger.

To see our furniture hire packages in action, head over to our portfolio for a peek at our latest projects, or read our testimonials from previous clients right here. We work with homeowners, agents and developers right across the Tweed Coast, Gold Coast and Northern NSW. Or, if you’re ready to get started, simply fill out our contact form to arrange a no-obligation quote!

Is Property Styling Worth It? | Wild Rabbit Interiors, Tweed Coast Property Stylist

In today’s competitive real estate market, property styling has become a key sales tool for homeowners, agents and developers. Property styling is essentially the process of staging your home with furniture, decor and presentation techniques to maximise its value and overall appeal. But is property styling actually worth the investment?

As professional home stagers with over 10+ years experience in the real estate sector, we whole-heartedly believe that property styling is one of the best secret weapons for a quick and successful home sale! Keep reading as we share 3 reasons why property styling is absolutely worth your investment.

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Property styling helps your home stand out and attract more buyers


The real estate market can be highly competitive, and first impressions are absolutely vital. Property styling doesn’t just make your home look and feel better in person, but dramatically improves the photos that will be used throughout your entire sales campaign.

Modern, appealing and professionally-styled photos help your home stand out online, present at its very best, and attract more potential buyers. In fact, recent studies show that 40% of buyers are more willing to walk through a staged home they saw online.

If you want to achieve the best possible sale price for your home, it goes without saying that you need to make the best first impression on potential buyers. Property styling ensures your home draws as much attention as possible from the very beginning of your sales campaign.

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Property styling drives emotional connections


A professionally styled home isn’t just about the aesthetics. It also allows potential buyers to really envisage themselves living in and enjoying the space. Buying a house is an emotional investment - you’re not just selling a home, but a desirable lifestyle for potential buyers to fall in love with.

If your home is bare, cluttered or unappealing, it becomes much harder for buyers to form a personal connection to the property, and may influence their decision to put forward an offer. Recent studies show that over 80% of buyers find it easier to visualise the property as their future home when it’s styled.

From a sales perspective, these strong emotional connections lead to a greater desire for the home - resulting in more lucrative offers and a faster sale.

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Property styling maximises the value of your home


The ultimate goal of property styling is to increase the potential sale price of your home and give you a return on your investment. A professional home stager will use their strong understanding of colour, design, floor layouts and buyer psychology to maximise the value of your property, highlight its best assets, and entice more offers.

Recent surveys show that property styling has the potential to boost your sale price by 7.5 - 12.5%, and 87% of real estate agents agree that property styling will increase the value of your home. This means the initial investment of home staging is actually less than a price reduction on your home.

In a nutshell, property styling not only helps to highlight the very best assets of your home and maximise its value, but also encourages buyers to form a strong, emotional connection to the space. As property stylists ourselves, we’ve seen first-hand the results that can be achieved when a purposeful home staging campaign is implemented, leading to a greater return on investment.

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Interested in learning more about our property styling and furniture hire packages? Wild Rabbit Interiors specialise in modern and impactful home staging right across the Tweed Coast including Kingscliff, Casuarina and Northern NSW. Get in touch for a no-obligation quote right here, or see our latest property styling projects in our Look Book.