5 things to look for in a property stylist

Property stylists plays a vital role in selling your property. The right stylist not only makes your property look good, but they also play an important part in getting the best price for you home. If you are thinking of hiring a property stylist, there are things you need to know before jumping into a contract.

Here are a few questions you need to ask any property stylist to help you spot the difference between a beginner or an expert!

1. Qualifications

It is easy to start a property staging and styling business as the industry is largely unregulated, so ask any potential stylist about their qualifications. Qualified property stylists know that there is more to staging the property than just furniture and art. It is not just about the items they use to style your home; it is also about the knowledge to recognize different periods, architecture and design to ensure that all the pieces they select will enhance and complement a home’s look and feel.

2. Website

If you have heard about property stylists through a recommendation, it’s still a good idea to check their background, experience and previous work on their website. All you need is to open your browser and search “property stylists near me” or “property stylists in Melbourne” for example and you’ll be able to compare property stylists. If their website, images or previous work are not up to standard, it might be worth considering others in the area.

3. Reviews

Another thing to check is how people view the company. Ask for a recommendation from your real estate agent or someone you know who’s been through the process previously. It’s also a good idea to check their online reviews, potentially on Facebook or Google. Solid testimonials both online and and via word of mouth are a good sign that your potential stylist is a professional who will work hard to get you the best result.

4. Check their style

Is the property stylist you want to hire a good fit to style the period and architecture of your property? To make sure they are what you have in mind, you could ask them to provide examples of work from previous projects. For example, are you going for classic, modern, contemporary or something in between? This will give you a good idea of what is in store for you once you hire them as your property stylist.

5. Location and local knowledge

Always choose a property stylist that is near you or living near your area. This will ensure your property stylist has a good local grasp of what the local clientele looks for, what has been trending in the area, or what has been stagnant on the market recently. It also means they’re nearby if something goes wrong, if you need additional support or pieces post installation.

Do you feel better equipped?

Hopefully this gives you a good idea of what to look for when seeking a property stylist for your home! As you can see, not only does a stylist give advice and provide furniture, but they also survey the whole property and utilize experience to gain a full understanding of what needs to be done to make a sale successful.

There is no such thing as a one size fits all because houses, the client’s goals, and dreams are not always the same. Your chosen property stylist should have an eye for design and the skills to create concepts that meet your goals and attract potential buyers.

If you think we might be a good fit, feel free to get in touch to book in a consultation.