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Quick makeover for sale

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Perthguy, 1st Sep, 2016.

  1. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    My parents are building in Adelaide and have to sell their old house. I spent a couple of weeks helping them clean up, move out, get ready for painting etc. I really dislike when people try to sell a house without at least painting and putting in new carpet... especially when the existing paint looks like theirs. They hired a stylist who worked as much as she could with their existing furniture and only hired in what she needed. I will try to find out the cost of staging.

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  2. Perthguy

    Perthguy Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks good now.

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    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    I cannot believe how much of an improvement the paint made in bathroom and kitchen.
     
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    Looks fantastic.
    I'm interested to know what the staging cost too.
    Does anyone ever stage for valuations if their properties are vacant?
     
  5. Westminster

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    Looks much better with just a single colour throughout - vast improvement
     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    Nice job.
     
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  7. craigc

    craigc Active Member

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    Staging cost of $2500 for 6 weeks - 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining & outdoor area furniture with extras to kitchen & bath. Other quote around $3500.
     
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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Good job. Do you know what colour on walls?
     
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    Looks great! I think 2.5k is a good investment. We were getting quotes >5k (although that was not having much existing furniture).
     
  11. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Just... Omg... Brilliant.
     
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  12. Angel13

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    Wow what a difference! $2.5K for 6 weeks is a really good price considering they have to bring the furniture in, style it all and take it away when done.
     
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    Whoa :confused:
    Candy striped curtains:eek:
    Flashbacko_O

    Looks great, imagine the difference in both price achieved at sale and time on market :D

    Time and money VERY well spent :cool:

    Well done to you and the folks, A+ ;)
     
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    What a fantastic job - I initially thought you were asking for advice and was going to suggest white on white on white. Just goes to show how a neutral background with some pops of texture and colour can make such a difference ... and declutter!
     
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  15. Perthguy

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    Whisper White Dulux
     
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    I think having furniture to use in the styling definitely cut down the cost. I agree this is a great investment. The house would have been quite unwelcoming if empty and a bit untidy looking if they just used all their existing furniture because it didn't all match well. Some existing and some hired is a good compromise I think. The stylist created a coherent look at a great price.
     
  17. Perthguy

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    I agree. I really don't think houses should be sold with scrappy, mismatched paint and worn carpet. This is presenting the house as move in ready, which I think it important.

    First home open was on the weekend. There were 18 couples through and the agent thinks there were at least 3 serious buyers. Good result!
     
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    I was looking on re.com.au and noticed their property is under contract. Looks like it might have sold?
     
  19. Azazel

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    That's not too bad.
    Might only be worth buying stuff if you're doing multiple properties.
     
  20. Blue Cat

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    Great job, looks like a completely different house..definitely worth staging for a sale and will get you ROI. The house across the street from us struggled to get offers over $1m when it was unfurnished. The owners spent $10k on a stylist for staging, painting etc and sold for $1.3m within a few weeks.
     
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