Video: Will styling a home for sale increase its value?

Staging your home can add thousands of dollars to its eventual sale price. Don't worry – you don't need a huge budget if you do most of the work yourself or hire an expert to style it. 

First, declutter, pack away family photos and curate your décor. We want potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home, and they can’t do that if they’re reminded at every turn that this is your home. 

Next, optimise furniture placement for conversation areas and easy flow. Set your outdoor table. This simple trick will spark buyers' imaginations. To ensure your kitchen looks spacious, hide small appliances, except for your coffee machine. 
For photography and that luxe boutique hotel feel, choose neutral or fresh white linens for your bedroom and bathroom. The key is to reduce visual clutter, so stick to a colour palette of three complementary colours for walls, sheets, towels, shampoo and soap containers. 

Of course, if styling isn’t your strength, I have a great team of stylists who can help. They can partly style your home by using some of your furniture and introducing some special pieces. This approach will help reduce the cost. 

Whatever way you choose, whether to style yourself or leave it to the experts, styling will definitely help sell your home. Call me if you need advice on choosing a home stylist.


Karen Page
Friendly, caring and attentive, Karen Page is a customer focused professional with a genuine passion for helping people transition through the different stages of their life.