October 2023

8 Home Staging Myths: Busted

By |2023-10-05T11:01:21+10:00October 5th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Owner Occupied Home Staging, Vacant Home Staging|

Today we’re going to bust some common home staging myths! Whether you're a homeowner looking to sell or just curious about the world of real estate, we're here to set the record straight and reveal the truths behind these misconceptions. 8 Home Staging Myths: Busted 1. Home staging is only for high-end properties High-end properties often come with the expectation they will be styled, but this doesn't mean staging is exclusive to them! In fact, we frequently witness the most substantial return on investment (ROI) in smaller properties. Take for [...]

September 2023

Foxy Stylist Spotlight | Meet Kaitlyn

By |2023-09-27T14:21:37+10:00September 27th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging|

Hey there! Welcome to another instalment of the Foxy Stylist Spotlight. Today we’re getting up close and personal (not too personal, don’t worry!) with Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is a bright and hilarious stylist here at Foxy headquarters, and she’s our resident English expat. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about property (thanks to her background in real estate), which makes her a winner with all of her clients. Kaitlyn’s also quite the storyteller, and often has the stylist room in stitches with reenactments from her day-to-day life. So Kaitlyn and I had a lovely, and very entertaining chat about her time here at [...]

March 2023

7 Home Staging Tips: When Things Don’t Go to Plan

By |2023-03-23T11:12:06+10:00March 23rd, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

If you’re in the business of home staging you might on the odd occasion find yourself in a sticky situation. Maybe you’re at a job and find yourself with the wrong sized sheet, or you’ve rubbed up against a wall in your black jeans. Read along for some home staging tips and tools we use to solve these little problems and maximise efficiency! Spray the Linen Wrinkles in sheets and bedding are the plight of a home stager. It’s the difference between a sleek, perfected finish or a dishevelled and [...]

May 2017

The Most Important Room to Style When Selling Your Home

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00May 9th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

When consulting for clients, I am often asked to quote on styling the rooms that are only necessary for a good sale. Generally this request is budget related and our partial style will include the living, dining and outdoor areas, as well as the master room only. It did get me thinking though, if I could convince every seller to style one area, regardless of whether it is a DIY or using a professional, what would it be? So today I thought I would share with you my thoughts on what's the most important room to style when selling your [...]

April 2017

6 Tips To Brighten and Lighten Your Home

By |2020-10-15T08:08:23+10:00April 10th, 2017|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Staging Tips|

There are many perks to a bright and light home. Your home will appear more spacious. It will exude cleanliness and happiness. It will be more photogenic. And best of all, it will be more attractive to buyers. So here we go, my top 6 tips to brighten and whiten your home. 1.PAINT IT! This is the least expensive way to brighten a room. If your room has dark coloured or yellow based paint, it will be giving it an overall dark feel. Transform your room with a coat of white paint or a light grey to brighten up your [...]

March 2017

Where To Get Your Artwork When Staging Your Home

By |2019-02-12T16:43:08+10:00March 20th, 2017|Home Staging Tips|

When you hang art in your family home, it’s been chosen for personal reasons. It may remind you of a family holiday. It might reflect your love for the ocean or the mountains. It might be a collage of your children and family. My advice to clients though, is that these pieces should be removed when selling the home. Why? Well, staging the home is about de-personalising the space and staging art is no different. It’s designed to market your home, to fill empty walls and create excitement in a buyer. Staging art will help your buyers make the emotional [...]

Are You Outdating Your Home?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:09+10:00March 6th, 2017|Home Improvements|

If you’re considering putting your place on the market, it’s time to stop thinking about it as your home and start thinking about it as a house to sell. Once you decide to sell, take a step back and have a good, hard look at your home's decor. Are your decor choices outdating your home? Dated touches might seem charming to you but it can turn off a potential buyer, lower your home value and make the selling process that much more difficult. What do I mean by dated touches? These include fixtures, fittings, wall and floor coverings and furniture that was first [...]

February 2017

Home Staging Props That Get Noticed

By |2019-02-12T16:43:10+10:00February 27th, 2017|Home Staging Tips|

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been sharing with you the secrets of Home Staging. So, by now, you would know that that a home will sell more quickly if buyers are able to imagine themselves living in the property. This is why we stage a home. Now, it can be as simple as re-arranging the furniture, adding some lamps, hanging artwork or putting things away.  But I have found that there are a few items that can make a home more memorable to buyer. So, let me share with you a few secrets of the trade! Here are [...]

The 5 Best Home Improvements To Sell Your House

By |2019-02-12T16:43:15+10:00February 13th, 2017|Home Improvements, Selling Your Home|

If you are preparing your home for sale, there are certain improvements that are definitely worth their cost in helping to attract more buyers, sell your home faster, recoup your investment and increase the value of your home. Every seller I have met, wants top dollar for their property. Every seller I have met also asks me what they can do to get that top dollar. So, here are my top 5 home value increasing suggestions I tell my clients. 1.Increase your Curb Appeal As the saying goes, “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression." When people [...]

January 2017

Styling a Bookcase in 6 Easy Steps

By |2019-02-12T16:43:16+10:00January 30th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

I  truly love styling a bookcase because it can be a window into your passions, and an opportunity for you to display your favourite things. They add warmth and personality to a space, whilst being the perfect solution for adding storage and style. They are a hardworking piece of furniture. The problem is, if your home is anything like mine, the bookcase ends up collecting piles of things that don’t really belong there. So, take a couple of hours, give the bookcase a little attention and turn it into the focal point of the room. Styling a bookcase is a balance [...]

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