The Benefits of Engaging a Property Stager to Help you Prepare your Home for Sale

Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate agent trying to make the best out of a property for sale, it pays to consider what property styling or home staging can do to make it easier – and more profitable – for you.  Outsourcing to a professional and independent expert ensures the best outcome for the sale of the home.

Should I Renovate My Home for Sale?

This would be the most common question asked by home owners that have a property around 15+ years old.  "Should I Renovate my home for Sale?  

The definition of RENOVATE is to "restore, make good, repair, refurbish, rejuvenate, make new etc".

Spruce Ups which is a different way of saying cost effective "makeover", "renovation", "rejuvenation" etc.  We often think that renovations will cost in the order of $100,000+.  When infact they can be simple Spruce Ups or mini-renovations for around $20,000-50,000. 

What's the true cost of a vacant property for sale?

Many home owners with vacant properties face tough decisions on what they should be investing in when presenting their home for sale to maximise their sale value.

One of those decisions, is whether to place hire furniture in their home to stage their property for sale.

This case study by SpruceUps on the true cost of a vacant property to a home owner is a great example of the true losses a home owner will incur by leaving their property vacant.

It costs more in the long run to leave it vacant.

Vacant homes take twice as long to sell.

Vacant homes sell at a discount on the listing price.

What you need to know to Effectively Style your Home for Sale

As a home owner we have our "rose coloured" glasses on and are styling our home to suit our taste rather than the potential buyer of your home.  This is a common mistake by sellers who don't realise that staging a home for sale is more than "fluffing a cushion". As an expert I take you through a number of key fundamentals I work through with my clients so they know how to get the best presentation for maximum sale value.

Spring Spruce Up - What are Buyers Looking for?

If you are preparing to sell your home, you have undoubtedly wondered what makes some homes sell right away while others stay on the market for months at a time.

While location, price, and other considerations are always factors in how quickly a home sells, it is equally important to make sure the home is appealing to potential buyers with the use of hire furniture and property styling.

Think like a buyer when styling your home for Sale

One of the common mistakes that sellers make is not thinking like a buyer when styling their property for sale in Perth. We tend to style to suit our taste, which may not always be the best styling solution. Incorrect and poor styling can lead to a loss of profit for a seller.  As a seller you need to think like a buyer and consider many factors to ensure your styling hits your target market.  Get this right and you will maximise your sale value by $10,000's in profit.

What colours are appropriate to use when preparing a home for sale?

In preparing and styling your home for sale, one of the most cost-effective makeovers you can undertake for better home presentation is painting.  Painting instantly freshens up the overall look and feel of your home. It can also help give your home a whole new different character with the right choice of colour.... 

The wrong colour can make your rooms much smaller than they really are.

5 Tips to Improve Your Rental Property Appeal

The current rental market across Perth has slowed leaving some investors with empty properties and lower rents. However, there are always ways to improve the appeal of your rental property to ensure you get a tenant and a reasonable rental income.

Here are my 5 tips for investors to consider to improve the appeal of their investment property.

What`s the Difference Between Renovations and Makeovers?


If you’re trying to sell your home or are working on your property styling, you might be considering an update of your kitchen. Older kitchens can make it more difficult to sell and decrease the amount you profit from the sale. Kitchen renovations or makeovers may seem like the answer—but there are differences between the two, and at Spruce Ups we know it’s important to be familiar with those differences before you start.


Quick Ways to De-Clutter Your Home for Sale

Preparing to sell your home can seem like a monumental task, especially if you are dealing with years of accumulated memories, photos, furniture etc.

De-cluttering your home is the easiest and most effective way to prepare your home for sale that will provide the greatest return to you as a seller. 

The Benefits of Hire Furniture for Selling Your Home

Hire furniture adds a distinctive difference to a vacant home. When you present a vacant home for sale, the majority of buyers will be unable to visualise how all that space can best be furnished and utilised. Empty spaces can sometimes make your home appear smaller than it actually is. Hire furniture can provide the perspective that your buyers need.

10 Common Mistakes by Property Sellers

Property styling or home staging by a professional is all about identifying the features and the flaws of a home, an evaluation which may be done on a room-to-room basis or an overall point of view. Along with understanding any problem areas, home staging looks at maximising the key areas in the home when presenting it for sale.

Is Renovation Reality TV Reality?

There are so many Renovation Reality TV Programs on free and paid TV. But are they reality for the average renovator.  We get caught up with the emotions around the beautiful furniture and accessories, the new kitchenand bathrooms.  We forget that they have high budgets and are squeezing a lot of work into a very short period of time.  They are also structural renovations rather than simple cosmetic renovations.


What paint colour should I use in my home for Sale?

One of the most common changes sellers can make to their home is painting.  

It is like an instant face lift for the home and well worth the investment!  BUT the next question is "What colour should I use?" 

One of the most common mistakes that sellers make when prepaing their home for sale is the incorrect use of colour and paint.  This can be a big disaster if you don't get it right.  Too many sellers simply think of re-applying the same colour that they have had on their walls for 20 years, rather than taking the opportunity to update the look and feel.

Price Reduction Strategy. Is that working for the sale of your home?

Excited to be on the market, but after 3 weeks you realise that it is not going the way you hoped. Your agent is saying there is a lack of interest in your listing and the price needs to drop.  How did that happen?  They appraised it you went with them based on the appraisal price?

Your heart starts to sink and you start to question the whole strategy on your listing price.   Well you are not alone.  Every seller relies on their agent to provide the right price guide.

Presentation vs Price - Why can't I sell my Home?

If wonder why some homes sell fast and others take forever to sell?  

Generally it is because the presentation or the price is not meeting what the market thinks.  So who determines the price of your home??????? Buyers, not real estate agents, not you and not your friends and family.  However, your real estate agent is their to provide a guide range, which is your appraisal.  So when you get your appraisal we all what to be at the higher end of that range and that is where Sprucing Up your home for Sale can make a huge difference.

Should I renovate my home before Sale?

It's a buyer market right now, but it once was a balanced market and a boom market.  But the same question can be asked no matter what market you are trading in, when it comes to property.

Should I renovate?

If so, how much and what should I do would most likely be the next big questions.  But many home buyers forgot one thing to ask themselves.......

Is this my "forever" home 


Is it a "temporary" home?