One of the best tips for selling your house is quite simple: present it in the best way possible. You need to remember you’re not just selling a home, you’re selling a lifestyle. Home staging is the term used to describe making your property as appealing as possible to potential buyers so it sells quickly. More than just clean and de-clutter, staging looks at the entire property as it is, then deciding what to store, what to keep, each rooms’ purpose, where to place furniture, accessories and artwork, repairs and upgrades, colours and re-painting, as well as what new things are needed, like towels and bed linen. It often involves hiring furniture for the duration of a sales campaign. You can pay a stager by the hour for advice – for about $150 an hour – and then either do the work required or get extra help.
Costs vary by stager and state, but a typical four bedroom house in Brisbane costs about $5000 to fully furnish for eight weeks.