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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Schwarz

Style your Home to Sell...for More!!!

How to present your home on the market, and create a space that buyers can love!

Preparing your home for sale in New Zealand, just like in any other country, is essential to make a positive impression on potential buyers and maximise the selling price. By connecting to the buyer at an emotional level, your chances to obtain a better price and a faster sale a

re higher !

While our consultancy deals with the home staging and Styling aspect of selling a home, we get to see the whole process unfold too, so have some general tips and advice from our experiences here in Tauranga.

Here are some tips for a successful preparation:

Tip #1 - Declutter and Depersonalize

Start by decluttering your home, removing any unnecessary items, and organizing your belongings. Buyers want to envision themselves living in the space, so it's crucial to depersonalize by removing personal photos and memorabilia.

"Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.”- Marie Kondo

Tip #2 - Clean Thoroughly

A clean and tidy home is more appealing to buyers. Deep clean every room, including carpets, windows, and appliances. Consider hiring professionals for a thorough job.

Tip #3 - Minor Repairs and Maintenance

Address any minor repairs or maintenance issues in your home. Fix leaky taps, squeaky doors, cracked tiles, and other noticeable problems that could turn off potential buyers.

Tip #4 - Enhance Curb Appeal

The first impression matters, so spruce up the exterior of your home. Paint the front door, trim the hedges, mow the lawn, and add some potted plants or sharp and simple landscape to enhance curb appeal.

Tip #5 - Freshen Up Interiors

A fresh coat of paint in neutral colours can make your home feel brighter and more inviting. Avoid bold or unique colours that might not appeal to everyone.

Tip #6 - Stage Your Home

Consider staging your home to highlight its best features and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. You can hire us or do it yourself with well-placed furniture and decor. Here are some ideas from the gallery on our website.

Tip #7 - Improve Lighting

Ensure that all rooms are well-lit. Natural light is preferable, so clean windows and use light, airy curtains to let in as much sunlight as possible. Also make sure that the same tonal of lighting is used throughout the property, so either warm lights or cold lights!

Tip #8 - Highlight Energy Efficiency

If your home has energy-efficient features, such as solar panels, double-glazed windows, or insulation, be sure to highlight them to potential buyers.

Tip #9 - Right Price

Research the current real estate market in your area to determine a competitive and realistic asking price for your home.

Tip #10 - Market your Home

Work with a reputable real estate agent or use online platforms to market your home effectively. High-quality photographs and detailed descriptions are essential for attracting


Remember, the real estate market can be dynamic, so it's important to stay informed about current market conditions (talk to your agent!) and adapt your selling strategy accordingly. Working with a knowledgeable real estate agent can help ensure a smooth and successful home selling process in New Zealand.

Feel free to contact us for further help specifically with Home Staging or the general look and feel of your home, we offer obligation free quotes and our clients love all the knowledge we pass on!

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