Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT MAKES SHOWCASE PROPERTY STYLING SO EFFECTIVE IN HELPING SUNSHINE COAST HOMES SELL FASTER & FOR MORE MONEY?
We understand the real estate market and what motivates someone to purchase one home over another. We know that a home buyer in Pelican Waters will be attracted to a different style of home than a buyer in Mapleton, and we stage accordingly. We have undergone specialized training in the fields of Home Staging and Interior Design and now with years of hands-on experience in these fields, it gives us the special ability to discern exactly what each property needs. Our goal is to make your home appealing and desirable to the largest number of potential buyers. The staff at Showcase Property Styling has the experience of many staging projects behind them to make that happen.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU WORK IN?
Noosa: Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Noosa Springs, Noosa Waters, Sunshine Beach, Sunrise Beach, Marcus Beach, Peregian, Peregian Springs
Coolum: Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Mudjimba, Marcoola, Maroochy River, Bli Bli, Twin Waters
Nambour: Nambour, Woombye, Yandina, Palmwoods, Eudlo
Buderim: Buderim, Forest Glen, Chevalum, Sippy Downs
Maroochydore: Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba
Kawana:Kawana, Warana, Currimundi, Wurtulla, Bokarina, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Mountain Creek
Gympie: Cooroy, Traveston, Gympie, Curra
Caloundra: Caloundra, Pelican Waters, Aura, Baringa, Moffat Beach, Dicky Beach, Kings Beach, Golden Beach, Little Mountain
Montville: Mapleton, Montville, Maleny, Beerwah, Landsborough, Kenilworth
If you would like us to stage in an area not listed, call us to check our availability.
DO YOU OWN ALL THE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES YOU USE FOR YOUR HOME STAGING PROJECTS?
Yes we own all our furniture, accessories, lamps, silk plants, throws, cushions, bedding, artwork, and rugs. (And we are constantly investing in new stock.) This allows us to choose from the greatest selection of furniture styles and price points, to best enhance the particular style of your home.
IS SHOWCASE PROPERTY STYLING INSURED?
DO YOU STAGE VACANT HOMES?
Yes, vacant homes are one of our areas of expertise. From apartments to cottages to luxury homes, we have staged many vacant properties with great success. Be sure to check out our home staging photos in the Portfolio section of this website.
DOES HAVING MY HOME STAGED GUARANTEE THAT MY HOME WILL SELL?
Staging doesn’t guarantee your home will sell, but it does give it a better chance. When you put your home on the market, you have entered it into a beauty contest. The most beautiful homes are the most desirable and usually sell the fastest. Staging by Showcase Property Styling will maximize the home’s appeal to as many buyers as possible. The more appealing your home is, the more likely it will sell.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WHEN YOU STAGE MY HOME?
Everything that is included in your staging package will be clearly spelled out in your proposal . Each project is different, depending upon the budget and other parameters determined in our first meeting.
Generally speaking, all the furniture, accessories, artwork, plants, and bedding used to give your home that model home feel are included. All the labour to install the furniture and accessories, and to take it away once your home sells, is included in the cost of the staging. Other services, such as cleaning or painting, can be arranged as well for an additional fee. Professional Photography is also included in full Vacant Home Staging.
WHEN SHOULD I STAGE MY HOME?
You should stage your home before it goes on the market. Once your home has been staged it will photograph better, thereby looking better online & in brochure photos. According to real estate surveys, more than 90% of potential home buyers now start their search for a new home on the internet. Better looking photos mean more potential buyers will be interested in spending their time to see your home.
Don’t waste the opportunity the first open house presents by allowing prospective buyers to see your home when it has not been prepared to show at its best. The first open house usually generates the most interest and has the most showings. Make sure you are making your best first impression when it really counts.
HOW LONG DOES STAGING TAKE?
The physical act of staging, when you work with Showcase Property Styling, typically only takes one day, regardless of the size of your home. Once your contract is signed and we receive payment, we require as little as 3 business days to prepare for staging your home. Our currently booked jobs will determine our availability.
WHAT ROOMS DO YOU RECOMMEND WE HAVE STAGED?
The most important rooms to stage are the Entry, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room (if the home has one), Master Bedroom & Ensuite. These are the key rooms that home buyers focus on. As lifestyle and outdoor living are important on the Sunshine Coast, we also recommend staging your main outdoor living area. And in these work-at-home times, a home office can be a great selling point.
WHO PAYS FOR HOME STAGING?
In most instances, the homeowner pays for staging their home. The homeowner is the one that stands to benefit the most if the home sells quickly or for more money. Additionally, the condition of your home when it is on the market is the homeowner’s responsibility, just as it was while you were living in it.
DOES SHOWCASE PROPERTY STYLING ALWAYS DO ALL THE WORK, OR CAN I HIRE YOU AS A CONSULTANT AND DO THE WORK MYSELF?
We will do as much or as little work as you would like. If you want to do the work yourself, we can provide a consultation and outline the necessary changes. Or you can hire us to do the entire job, while you sit back and relax. Prepare to be awed by the results!
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
Call us to arrange an appointment for an estimate 0477 059 707 or click here to request a home staging estimate.
We will make an appointment to see your home, make notes and take photographs. We will then prepare an estimate, which will be emailed to you, or your Agent, usually within 2 business days. Once you accept our estimate, we will email you a contract. Upon receiving a signed contract and payment from you we will begin to prepare for your staging by selecting the perfect furniture and accessories to enhance your home.
On the scheduled staging day, we show up at a pre-arranged time to install the furniture and accessories that will make you home look picture perfect. Once staging is complete, we provide your Agent with “after” photographs of your home to be used in online marketing and in printed marketing materials*.
*Photos are only provided with full staging package.