How much does it really cost to style and stage a Perth home for sale?
The cost of home staging in Perth can differ greatly depending on what type of property it is. The good news is that it could be less than you think.
Home staging in Perth
While home staging and styling has been a popular concept internationally and on the East Coast for many years now, only in the past decade has it been something home sellers in Perth have asked about.
As an experienced Perth real estate agent, I am often asked whether home staging and styling is necessary for selling a house in this market. My answer is simple: These days, the reality is that you can’t afford not to style and stage your property for sale! There is a definite correlation between staging your home and the end result — the sale price and time on market. But more on that later.
First…what is home staging and styling?
First of all, let’s start by talking about what home staging and styling actually is.
In essence, it’s just about dressing your home up to look its best, so that it appeals to as many Perth property buyers as possible.
In some properties, you can achieve this with just a little bit of decluttering and tidying. However, in many cases, vendors use a dedicated home staging service like the Haus Concierge to decorate the whole house with furniture and accessories, showing buyers just how easily they could live there in style.
Home staging & styling is also perfect for empty or investment properties as some buyers can have a hard time visualising how they might live in a property without cues like furniture and accessories. Having a fully styled property means that they don’t have to think about this at all, as instead, they can immediately picture themselves moving right on in.
In the end, it is really all just about showcasing and targeting your houses for sale Perth in its best light to potential buyers. Professional home staging makes the photos look fantastic, meaning that more buyers will want to come and view it in person. It could be the difference between a buyer choosing to put their time into visiting your home open over another Perth property listing!
The advantages of home staging & styling in Perth
The advantages of property styling or home staging is that a well presented and properly staged home:
Stands out from the competition as it always looks more appealing
Helps potential buyers visualise what they can do with different spaces in a home
Accentuates spaces, updates the look of a property, and warms up empty or cold-looking spaces
Makes the most of those all-important first impressions
So are there any downsides to home staging for vendors?
In my view, the only downside to staging is the cost, so let’s talk about that.
Much of the total property staging cost depends on how much furniture you need to hire and how many rooms you want to stage. Sometimes, the whole house needs to be staged. Others, it might just need a little bit of added flair here and there.
A full-service home stylist will usually charge for an initial consultation and you will also be up for the hire of furniture and accessories for the duration of the sales campaign (generally five to six weeks).
Current 2023 prices for property staging in Perth range from $2,000 to $10,000 depending on the size of the property, what you need and how long the sales campaign goes for.
To give you an idea of how much a full home staging package could cost you in Perth for a typical sale period of six weeks, expect to pay in the region of:
$1,995 for a one bedroom home
$2,500 for a two bedroom home
$4,500 for a three bedroom home
$6,500 for a four bedroom home
$10,000 or more for larger homes with five or more bedrooms
How to save on home staging & styling of your property
If this cost is too much, you could also engage the services of a virtual styling company. This is a company that will add digital furniture to your property photos so that those viewing the property online can still get some help visualising how the property would look if it was fully styled and furnished.
Virtual home styling can sometimes be a good option if the cost of full styling and staging is outside of your budget but, in my experience, buyers do still prefer to see real furniture and furnishings when they view the property in person. It is always the best way to generate an emotional buying response.
The most cost effective home staging solution in Perth
Alternatively, if your property is located in Perth, you could also take the very easy and the most cost effective approach of engaging our own styling and staging team at The Haus Exchange.
As part of our one stop shop property sales service, we offer free home styling and staging to all of our sales clients with our Haus Concierge service.
This service is always complimentary for our clients no matter how big or small your property is and no matter what your requirements are, you only pay a small fee for delivery!
Some examples of Perth properties that The Haus Exchange has fully styled and staged and, most importantly, SOLD are shown here.
We treat each property on an individual basis and select the best mix of furniture, plants and accessories to showcase it at its best. If you would like to request a complimentary home styling assessment and appraisal, just contact us.
Does home staging affect your home’s sale price?
Over the past 10 years, home staging has become the norm in the Perth real estate market. Most local property experts agree that good property staging and styling can add an extra 5 to 10 per cent to a property’s sale price.
So whether you are weighing up choosing a vendor with complimentary home staging service like our Haus Concierge service, or investing in another professional home styling option, calculate the value of up to 10 percent of your expected home sale price and see if you think it is worth the investment.
In my opinion, the real question is — can you afford not to stage your property?
The cost to home staging & style your Perth home for sale can differ greatly depending on what type of property it is. The real question is can you afford not to stage your property as it could cost you thousands of dollars? The good news is that the investment could be less than you think.
Note: This blog was originally published on a home staging website.