It’s a real estate fact – style sells.

Homes that make a great first impression are usually sold twice as quickly and achieve a much higher selling price than empty or poorly presented properties. STYLE for SALE  is a service provided by DESiGNiNG Divas to assist homeowners (and the clients of real estate agents) organise, declutter and add style to their property before it goes on the market for sale, also known as “Home Staging”.

Buying a property is emotion based for the new occupier – owners. What they see and ‘feel’ in the first 30 seconds can be the difference between making an offer or moving onto view the next property.

Our interior designers and stylists will use their knowledge, expertise and experience to assist you with your pre-sale preparation.  They will walk you through your home and point out features and possibilities that will appeal to a potential buyer. You may also need the advice of our landscape designer to make suggestions of how to enhance the street appeal of your property.

Organising and de-cluttering is the beginning. Making sure you use your existing furniture and furnishings to their best advantage is part of our recommendations. We can then suggest and arrange the hire and delivery of selected larger furniture items, if required.  Then our designers add a finishing layer of style with additional furnishings and accessories – we can supply most of these items from our own Style Warehouse. Your home is now ready to be photographed and presented to potential buyers.

The cost of style? Our STYLE for SALE service starts from the initial in-home style consultation where we take the time to appraise your property’s best features and point out how your home would present in the eyes of a potential buyer. We would then advise you on the steps recommended for you to prepare your home for sale.  The cost will depending on the location and size of your property. Contacts us and we will be able to advise you of the likely costs.

From our initial meeting we can provide you with a written quote detailing the breadth of styling service you require with an items needed schedule, timing and cost details. We have a number of STYLE for SALE packages to suit every size and type of home, unit or apartment and every size budget. Part of our recommendations may be for you to hire furniture and furnishings for extra ‘wow factor’ while your property is being shown – STYLE for HIRE is DESiGNiNG Divas service which can provide everything you will need.

Remember STYLE sells.  And you only have one chance to make a great first impression. Let style work it’s magic for you.

For further examples of style makeovers view the portfolio of DESiGNiNG DIVA Michelle Burton

Styling it up – a recent article by Nicole Navarro | Australian Property Investor Magazine

What can help vendors achieve a faster sale, minimise price reductions and push up values? It’s called property styling, or ‘home staging’ and it’s becoming an increasingly popular selling technique.


123 Park Street - before styling - after styling: the property sold after a long time on the market

123 Park Street, Port Macquarie before styling – after styling. (The property sold quickly once it was furnished and styled, after being a long time on the market.) Style sells!


Di Calder - real estate diva, Port Macquarie

Di Calder – real estate diva, Port Macquarie

I have recently had the pleasure to work with Michelle on a new home project at 123 Park Street [The Canals, Port Macquarie 2444] and found Michelle to be very professional in her approach to the brief. Michelle is meticulous in her selection and her sense of styling is refreshing and pleasing. I have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to future clients and would be pleased to be contacted in regard to my experience.  Di Calder  (Real Estate Diva), L J Hooker, Port Macquarie