- LeilaMember@leilaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 63
I was wondering whether any of you have had experience with any companies that dress (interior furnishing) your home for sale in Victoria and could describe the process and costs involved. Also, any recommendations of companies who do this would be appreciated.
P.S. Since we in Aust seem to follow so many US trends, you might like to know that I’m in California at the moment and it seems very few properties are sold without professional “staging”. You can become an “accredited staging expert” after taking a 6-day training course here, although not having done the course, I certainly can’t vouch for its effectiveness.Don NicolussiParticipant@donJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 1,086
We have used these services many times in New Zealand and they are worth every penny.
We are in the process of settling up a similar business on the nsw central coast. I will let you know when it is up and running.
Sourcing Positive Cashflow Investment Property http://www.cashflowproperties.co.nz/properties-5.htmlalottiParticipant@alottiJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 64
I do it here in Brisbane and charge a flat rate of $70 per hour.
Any interior decorator can help you too, you do not require a home staging expert per se. You can find a good decorator for under $100 an hour which is worth every penny when you consider the difference to your house profitability.WylieMember@wylieJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 346
We have “dressed” houses for sale. We use appropriate furniture and accessories from our own house and my mother’s house. It really makes a big difference to the look and a huge improvement on an empty room.
We have a good eye for design and have enough “spare” leather couches, prints, coffee tables between us to make the house look great. People often have trouble picturing how to use a room if it is empty. I know that sounds silly, but it is true, and most rooms actually look bigger with some furniture.
Biggest nuisance is carting it all in, and then carting it all home again.
WylieLeilaMember@leilaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 63
Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated.
Will most likely attempt to do dressing myself with some existing furniture (will have to put lots in storage). If it’s not working out well, I’ll be chasing down an interior decorator/designer.