How to Style your Home to Sell With Geneva Vanderzeil


The goal when styling your house to sell is to create a space that will connect with as many buyers as possible. Any money you spend should be focused on making it neutral, clean and fresh.

Here are my five tips on where to invest your time, energy and budget when preparing to list your home on the market.

1. Declutter

This is the first step in styling your home for sale. Clearing out personal items and effects doesn’t cost a lot of money, but it does take time. It is well worth the effort though! Too many mementos can be distracting for buyers when trying to imagine living in the property.

2. Deep clean

A high-pressure water cleaner – also known as a gurney – is a fabulous way to refresh outdoor surfaces. You won’t believe the difference this can make to your driveway, walls and entrance. Cleaning allows your property to be seen in the best possible light, so roll up your sleeves and get busy. Consider employing a professional to help you to remove built-up dirt and grime in the rest of the house.

3. Make it feel bigger

A fresh coat of white paint throughout the house is well worth the investment. It will not only brighten up the interior but will instantly transform the space creating a sense of space. You can also use mirrors to reflect light and make your home seem bigger. Don’t be afraid to take things away – removing large pieces of furniture gives a feeling of more floor space.

4. Make it fresh

Textiles are a great way to revitalise your interiors. Opt for cushions, rugs and drapes in neutral colours to freshen up to the space. Soft furnishings can also make a space feel more inviting by adding warmth and a sense of cosiness. The good news is that these can also be taken with you when moving to your next home.

5. Add the finishing touches

Adding some indoor plans or artwork can increase the appeal of your home. It allows you to add a little personality and ensure the interior is not too sterile. A few well-thought-out pieces of décor such as books and vases go a long way towards making a home feel like a home.

Book a free property appraisal for more advice

If you are selling your home and would like more advice on how to style to sell, book a free property appraisal with your local LJ Hooker agent. And if you do so before November 30th, you will automatically get into the draw for a chance to win 1 of 7 $5,000 renovation vouchers!


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