Styling To Sell

Whether you decide to put in the hours yourself or hire a professional, there is value to be added to your home through simple touches. Here are a few key points to keep in mind as you prepare your home for the market:


1. First Impressions Count


Whether it’s fresh paint on your front door or some lush green pots either side of it, first impressions are undoubtedly important. 47% of Australians will have already decided if they like a property or not upon opening the front door.

This means your street front appearance must be polished and manicured to perfection. Drag out the high-pressure hose on the driveway to remove oil stains and trim bushes or hedges in your front garden.





2. Declutter & Clean


If you opt against having your home professionally styled, you will need to clear the clutter. Take the time to methodically sort through each room, reminisce and toss!

Alternatively, opting for temporary storage is an excellent solution. Whether it be larger items of furniture or the kick start on packing you need, emphasising the size of each room is essential.


3. Let the Light in


Allow your home to be saturated with natural light. Open all the curtains and blinds and consider removing or pushing them to the side where possible. This will emphasise the size of your windows and welcome more light inside. Cleaning the windows is also key here.

Clean, bright windows are also great for showcasing outdoor spaces and making them look more accessible and inviting.



4. Brighten up the Garden


Create a homely, bright yet low maintenance garden. A quick visit to the local garden store will see you discover an array of bright and cheap annuals.

Plant these along the garden path and front of the home for maximum impact. This is help create an ideal lifestyle in your potential buyers mind.


5. Subtle Décor


Less is more. Keeping items at a minimum and with neutral colouring will help your home look clean, open and large. Think clear kitchen benchtops, stylish coffee table books, perfectly fluffed pillows, bedside tables with simple lamps, plain bedding and artfully draped throws. 




Jemma Matthews
Detail Orientated. Perceptive. Creative. Jemma is a diligent, hardworking and insightful member of the Richard Matthews team. A lateral thinker, driven by the fast pace of the real estate industry and the innovative process of marketing, she values being able to merge the two in her current role.