How to Plan a Full Property Styling When Staging Your Home

Decorations have an impact on how potential buyers of the house perceive it. A well-decorated home gains value in the market compared to an undecorated one. While decorating a house before selling, which is called staging, can incur costs, it will fetch better returns for the seller in the end.

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A comprehensive plan for home staging is needed to make it a worthwhile undertaking. Service providers like Advantage Property Styling have the professional experience to carry it out efficiently.

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Any venture will need planning to make it a successful one. Home staging, with its myriad of components, is no different. You will need the help of professional staging service providers to generate an appropriate plan. They will consider your input and their expertise to come up with the best possible solution.

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10 Tips for Selling your Home When Preparing to Downsize

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people to look at things in significantly different ways. Whether it’s valuing family more, working from home, or losing a job, COVID has altered peoples’ lives. And the real estate market is no exception. In fact, many people have realized they no longer need, or they can’t afford, the size of house they currently have. 

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Downsizing is becoming increasingly popular in different areas of life. But as anyone currently in the process of trying to downsize a house knows, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Not only do you need to move or say goodbye to years of accumulated belongings, but to downsize to a smaller home, you must first sell your current one. Here are 10 tips for selling your home when preparing to downsize.

Find your new, smaller house

To begin, you’ll need to decide where you want to live and what type of dwelling you’re looking for. For example, do you want a condo near the city centre, or a small, rural house with land? If you need to sell your house prior to purchasing your next then you can consider a “rent back” from the buyer while you prepare for your move. 

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The Household Handoff

Within the past year, we sold our former home and bought a new one. That’s a lot going on in one household, let me tell you! So when some of our friends shared with us that they were doing the same, it brought back lots of memories! It was a bit of a scary process, so I thought now might be a good time to speak to some of those things, in case what we experienced can be helpful to anyone else. 

The process of selling your home can prove a challenging one due to the inevitable complications and setbacks. Patience is key here, however, there are actions one can take to initiate and speed up the selling process of their home. Below, I’ve detailed a few fundamental principles that can heavily influence the rate at which your house will sell.

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Property Styling

Property styling is a service many sellers may be unfamiliar with, however, this alone can heavily influence the selling rate of your home. Property Styling, or house staging, refers to the process of optimising the visual representation of your home in the hope that it will increase the asking price, as well as the rate at which it will sell.

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This is done by adjusting and implementing different lighting fixtures and furnishings and photographing them in the property to introduce a sense of elegance and glamour. For instance, house staging in Melbourne is now a multimillion dollar industry and is commonly practiced all around the world among those who long for a generous asking price and swift sale. This is for good reason, given the success rate of property styling over the last decade. Reports even display that property styling can not only double the rate at which your home will sell but, more often than not, attract more interest and with it, a higher asking price.

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Why Forethought is Hugely Important When Buying a House

Buying a house is exciting and it’s easy to get caught up thinking with your heart, instead of your head. Thinking about what your must-haves are can help to keep you on track instead of getting distracted by how “pretty” a place is. (That may or may not be one of MY personal down-falls!) Of course, it’s always a good idea to get a first-hand look by checking out a few display homes in Sydney (or model homes in your specific area) to see fixtures and layouts in person. This is what we did when we first started looking for our home!

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Nevertheless, when you’re looking at a new house, nothing replaces an assessment by a professional. A home inspection and a pest inspection really are crucial. Don’t take anyone’s word for it, have a thorough check performed to avoid any unforeseen issues in the future.

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Knowing what you really need in a house will help keep your emotions in check, so consider the following things when you find a place that gets you excited.

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Quick Tips For Moving Into A New Home

I was thinking the other day, “I’ve never heard anyone say ‘I LOVE moving!!!'” I mean, really! Have YOU ever heard someone say that?

However, from the three times I’ve moved in my adult life, I’ve gleaned a little bit of information on the process. For instance, I don’t think I will EVER move again without hiring a professional moving company. I just won’t do it. And now that our last  “moving” escapade is behind us, I thought it would be a great time to share some tips with everyone! Even though moving is often seen as an ordeal, especially if you have to pack a house full of stuff that you’ve acquired over the years, it need not be as exhausting and nerve-wracking as you imagine. It’s really all about how organized you are!

The secret to reducing stress and making the move go as smoothly as possible is to dispense with the idea of rugged individualism and ask for help. The more help you can get, the easier it will be to move. Usually, the best type of help available is hiring professional movers like North American Van Lines who can manage the logistics of packing, loading, transportation, and unpacking for you. While a do-it-yourself approach is often seen as cheaper, when you consider the cost of your labor, getting everything organized, and driving a large truck across hundreds of miles, will probably prove much more cost-effective in the long run. Moreover, working with experienced movers who have all the right equipment (like a 2 wheel dolly) will make everything go more smoothly. 

Once you’ve made your big move, you’ll be able to settle into your new house quickly–if you do it in an organized and methodical way.

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Here are some tips on finishing unpacking, settling in, getting to know the community, and planning that perfect housewarming party:

1. Unpacking

Once you’ve moved in you’ll probably feel a little tired and overwhelmed by all the changes you’re going through at a rapid rate. You may also feel a little anxious about how to unpack and settle in because there appears to be so much that needs to be done at once.

Here are three steps to take to get moved in the quickest and most effective way possible:

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