February staging: Character home Grey Lynn.
Dress up your home for sale.
Home staging is a proven avenue for adding value to your home.
By adding stylish furniture, this takes the guess work away for buyers so they can imagine
where to place furniture & how their new life style can be.
Free phone: 0508 373 774
Do you want to know how to get the maximum price for your home when selling?
Selling a home can often be the most stressful experience on a par with going
through a messy divorce. It needn’t be – IF you follow this advice.
The most important factor when selling is to leave the presentation to the experts.
This is the most important decision you will make before you call a real estate agent.
1. View the property to decide the best spacial layout for traffic flow and decor.
2. Advice on what to do first – re: maintenance/repairs.
3. Provide a no obligation free consultation on the cost of staging hire.
4. Advise you of the top real estate agent in your area to market your home.
(We only recommend an agent who we are confident with and are passionate
& trustworthy with a proven track record of great results.)
5. We style your home for optimum appeal to the market.
We believe a home should appeal to the broadest range of buyers, bearing in mind that it should not look ‘clinical’ as some stagings tend to do.
Ambience and colour co-ordination play a huge role in the overall presentation.
We always add the little extras to complete the presentation at no extra cost
if we feel it’s needed.
Our Mission: To provide you with a top class presentation, affordable pricing and the very
best service for a stress free successful sale.
Lorraine Wilson – Home Staging Stylist and team at Housedressings Ltd.
Your property is most likely your biggest asset. Before you market your home, there are some vital decisions to make which will effect what the outcome will be.
You may decide to market your home privately and some vendors have been very successful.
However, not everyone is good at following up leads, clever in negotiating or closing a successful property sale.
Whether you sell privately or employ the services of a real estate agent, the most important
thing to do first is to make sure your home is stylishly presented.
Most people know what looks great but have no idea of how to put it all together.
The importance of Home Staging is often under valued by some- until they have
seen the amazing results and a quick sale. Sometimes the sale price far exceeds expectations!
To gain a successful sale you need two vital ingredients: Home Staging and a Top Agent.
These 2 go hand in hand – in that order!
1. Home Staging: Once your home is staged, the photos on the internet will gain more attention and create a powerful on line presence.
This will result in attracting more potential buyers through open home showings.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you that paying to stage your home is unneccessary
or too expensive.
Home Staging should not be termed as a cost but rather an investment which pays
I am constantly asked to dress up homes at very short notice which have been on the market and empty. Usually there has been negative feedback or no interest at all.
After staging, these same properties have sold very quickly.
Read through our client testimonials for more information about what we have achieved
2. Re: Your appointed agent: Find who is the top agent in your area, a skilled negotiator
with a good reputation and a proven track record of results.
For more information on presenting your home or free quotation- please phone Lorraine.
Office: 09 624 0333
Mob: 027 229 0695
Freephone: 0508 373 774
2 bedroom unit in Greenlane. Karina & Kyle Reardon
This property was staged to sell at Auction with a marketing period of 4 weeks. Housedressings was commissioned to dress the unit.
Result: An unconditional contract 2 weeks prior to auction for an exceptional offer way above expectations.
Here’s what Karina said when she received photos of the finished result.
“WOW Lorraine, you have done an exceptional job!! I didn’t get a chance to make it to the unit tonight but will be stopping by tomorrow. Judging from the pictures I am sure to be blown away. Thanks again for all your hard work, I absolutely love it!”
And here is feedback from the outcome of the successful sale.
“Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job – I really believe your skills have helped sell this property for a premium price in such a short amount of time. We are VERY happy with the outcome.” Karina & Kyle Reardon – Greenlane
This is an historical property of Ponsonby. The owner had lived there for 35 years, but it was now time for her to retire and move to Australia to be closer to family.
The real estate agent commissioned my colleague (Jules Conlon) to partially stage and style this lovely villa to present it to the market for a successful sale.
Jules asked me if I would like to be involved in this project and of course my answer was unreservedly, yes – as I love to create the romantic and all things beautiful!
The brief was to assist the owner in what items could stay and what needed to go.
What we did:
We then introduced soft furnishings to existing sofas and armchairs, rugs, lamps, some art, flowers and accessories plus some extra furniture indoor and outdoor to complement.
This charming home was sold 2 x weeks prior to auction to a couple returning from London who fell in love with it and did not want to be out bid at auction.
Christine Prestwood, Unitec marketing manager had the right idea to stage this recently built re-locatable house for a photo shoot. Housedressings was commissioned to dress up the living areas to add more appeal to potential buyers.
Statistics have proven that most people find it difficult to visualise empty spaces. Professionally furnished homes can attract more buyers and may gain a higher selling price and spend less time on the market.
Call Lorraine today to find out how Housedressings can assist you with the presentation of your property.
Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much for working your magic on our newly completed relocatable house. The change to the living area was amazing! The colours, style and placement of the furniture you chose made such a difference, our tutors couldn’t believe it was the same house!
Our photographer managed to capture the room perfectly, and we now have great photos on our website. Thanks again, and I’ll certainly recommend you to anyone who needs an expert house-dresser.
My brief was to furnish the open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge room of a 3 bedroom, relocatable house built on campus by Unitec’s carpentry and plumbing students. Once completed, houses are on-sold to the general public for $106,300 (incl GST) + moving costs. Monies earned from the sale of these houses goes towards the cost of materials for the next round of apprentice training, i.e. building more houses. We’re confident Lorraine’s expertise in dressing the living space, will increase the appeal to any future buyers and help to increase sales.
Christine Prestwood, Unitec Institute of Technology
We can now hire out our furniture for your next Auckland event including trade shows, offices, guest accommodation or an empty house that you need to fill with items in order to sell.
We’ll have full details on our website soon about this new service, in the meantime you can contact Lorraine for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org