FAQ

helping you make informed decisions about marketing your property

We are aware that you may have some questions

About our service and how we can help you

At Living Synergy, we aim to help you make informed decisions about marketing your property to ensure that the maximum sale potential is achieved. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions below, or you would like some more information please feel free to contact us.

What is home staging?

Home Staging is about presenting a property for sale, highlighting the best features and creating an inviting atmosphere that will encourage your buyers to fall in love with the property and make an offer. Home Staging is a proven marketing strategy that will sell a property faster (than it would without staging) and for a higher price (than similar properties in the same area and price range)

  • Firstly homes are made market ready, for example: decluttered, cleaned or repainted.
  • Secondly houses are beautifully styled with furniture, art and accessories to appeal to buyers, as when buyers connect with a property – sales are made

How much does home staging cost?

The amount you can expect to invest in home staging varies depending on the size of the property and what your needs may be.
Call us today to receive an obligation free quote.

How long does home staging take?

It is a good idea to give yourself a few weeks to make all the arrangements for selling a property especially if there is a lot of de-cluttering to be done!

Our services from consultation through to staging can be done in as little as a week.  If you need to get a property on the market asap we will do all we can to work within your deadlines.

Do I need rental furniture?

If your property is vacant, in order to show your property at its full potential, you will need rental furniture. Alternatively there are always other options such as borrowing furniture from a family member or a friend or if you are due to replace your furniture, now might be a good time to buy it.

If your property is occupied we will use existing furniture where appropriate so there may be no need to hire furniture.

My house is already on the market, can it still be staged?

Ideally staging your property before it enters the market is best as first impressions last. However it is never too late! Living Synergy has great tips to help you at any stage of marketing your property.

I am already paying a lot in agents fees, how can I afford home staging too?

Home staging should always be considered as an investment in your largest asset.
Living Synergy offers a range of services to meet your needs and budget. In many cases we use furniture that you already own so there is no need to hire furniture.
Home Staging is a small cost in comparison to the many price reductions a listing price could receive (a single price reduction is usually from $10,000, in todays market there have been some as high as $50,000 in one reduction)
For a small investment preparing your property you can encourage multiple offers, in return bidding wars can increase your profit considerably.
In a slow market with long selling periods and high holding costs – Can you afford to not stage your property.

Isn’t home staging just for million dollar properties or new developments?

This is a common misconception – even the smallest changes can make a world of difference to your sale time and profit in any price range and to any property type.

Isn’t home staging just a waste of time?

With the market slow, selling periods are long – even the smallest changes can make a world of difference to your sale time and profit.  If you are short of time then using a professional would be the ideal choice for you

What is wrong with how my house looks?

How you live in your home is completely different to when you sell a house. When you are selling your house it becomes a “Product for Sale” and should be presented as such. Over the period that you have lived in the house it has met your needs, now it is time to appeal to your buyer. Our goal is to sell your property faster and for a higher price.

My property is empty, why do I need to stage it?

For a successful sale you need your buyer to fall in love with your property – people shop with logic but buy with emotion. It is hard for the buyer to fall in love with an empty room. Home Staging adds life to a house, if you don’t give the buyer something great to look at; all they will see are the faults of the house. When this happens buyers either walk away or start to reduce the price they are going to offer you.

Another reason for staging a property is to show your buyers the possibilities of the rooms and it will also help them to envision how they would put their furniture into the house. Hiring furniture does have an extra cost, but it is well worth the money to get your house sold faster and for a good price.

A vacant house can also say to the buyer that you are desperate to sell and more likely to take a lower offer (even if you are not). Bargain hunters will make very low offers to try take advantage of a desperate seller situation.

I don’t want to be judged or criticised for the way I live!

Living Synergy provide a professional and friendly service.

We will come to your home with your end result in mind.
We are able to assess your property with “buyers-eyes” and offer objective opinions – we will draw from our professional expertise and experience. No judgements will be made – we are here to help.

It is important to remember how you live in your home is completely different to how you need to have your house presented for sale. Over the period that you have lived in the house it has met your needs, now it is time to appeal to your buyer to sell your property faster and for a higher price.

I have children, how do I keep the staged property tidy?

The first step is to declutter your home to help with this.
As each family is different we can discuss with you a few tips to help with this issue – give us a call!

I have tenants in my property, can it still be home staged?

It is important to talk with your tenants, let them know what is going on – Communication is the Key.  Call us to day for more helpful tips with this issue.

Can’t I just do it myself?

By using our professional service we are able to offer our expertise and experience.

As professionals we know what to look for in a property that will stand out to buyers; and may notice things around the property that you may not. It is difficult to look at your own property with “buyers-eyes” and be objective as you will have an emotional involvement.

Living Synergy are able to take some of the stress off you as the seller, as selling a property can be a very stressful time.

If you are keen to stage your own home Living Synergy offer a consultancy service where we can give you a full staging plan so that you can do the physical staging yourself.

We understand that time is precious so choosing to use Living Synergy’s professional home staging service can save you a lot of time and energy.

My real estate agent said I don’t need to stage my property

If you think about the benefits of Home Staging – shorter sale time and an increase in sale price – Why wouldn’t you do it!!

It is possible that your real estate agent may not understand what home staging is or the benefits of using professional home staging. We are happy to discuss with you and your real estate agent the benefits of using our services.

At the end of the day the choice is always yours – it is your profit and time – It would be a shame to leave money sitting on the table.

Can Home Staging be used for rental properties?

Definitely. It is ideal for investment properties to attract better quality tenants and get the best possible rental yield.

Can home staging improve the value of my home?

Home Staging will increase the perceived value of your property to potential buyers. A valuer looks at what a property could be realistically sold for. When a professional valuer looks at a property, how it is presented can have a dramatic impact on their report.

Will you provide a guarantee?

Unfortunately property stylists cannot provide a guarantee. There are many factors to be considered that we do not have control over; for example the market, your real estate agent, the listing price and the marketing plan, however what we do for you is provide the means to sell your property faster and for a higher price.

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