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Top 5 Tips on How To Prepare Your Home for Sale

Selling your home can be an exciting yet challenging endeavour. First impressions matter, and presenting your home in the best possible light can significantly impact its appeal to potential buyers. As experts in property styling, we have helped many Gold Coast homeowners, understand the importance of creating a visually appealing and welcoming atmosphere that resonates with buyers.

Here we’ll share our top 5 tips on how to prepare your home ready for sale as well as some styling tips to help along the way! 

Tip 1: Declutter and Depersonalise

One of the most critical steps in preparing your home for sale is decluttering and depersonalising the space. Remove personal items, excess furniture, and unnecessary clutter to make your home feel more spacious and inviting. This allows potential buyers to envision themselves in the space, making it easier for them to picture their future home.

Styling Tip: Embrace a fresh coastal theme by incorporating light and airy colours, plenty of texture, and strategically placed mirrors to maximise natural light.

modern living room with kitchen and lounge room

Tip 2: Highlight Key Features

Every home has unique features that can set it apart from the rest. Whether it's a stunning view, a spacious kitchen, or an inviting outdoor space, make sure to highlight these key features. Arrange furniture and accessories to draw attention to these selling points, creating a memorable impression for potential buyers.

Styling Tip: Showcase the beautiful Gold Coast lifestyle by emphasising outdoor living areas with stylish furniture and potted plants.

Tip 3: Freshen Up the Interior

A fresh and well-maintained interior can significantly enhance the appeal of your home. Consider a fresh coat of neutral paint, fix any minor repairs, and update fixtures if necessary. Clean carpets, curtains, and windows to ensure your home looks well cared for and move-in ready. Did you know that we also assist with making sure your home is ready? At House 2 Home Properties we can assist with Painting, Carpet and Flooring, Electrical Services, Pressure Washing, Kitchen Makeovers and even Full Scale Renovations! Check out some of our transformations here

Styling Tip: Set a good base with neutral colours and make some minor changes such as changing cabinetry handles to freshen up your home. 

modern bedroom with bed

Tip 4: Create a Welcoming Entrance

First impressions matter, and the entrance sets the tone for the entire home. Ensure your entryway is clean, well-lit, and inviting. Consider adding potted plants, a new doormat, or stylish entryway furniture to create a welcoming atmosphere.

Styling Tip: Incorporate tropical plants and coastal-inspired accessories to give your entrance a Gold Coast flair. Consider a stylish bench or console table for added functionality.

Tip 5: Professional Property Styling

Investing in professional property styling can make a significant difference in how your home is perceived by potential buyers. A skilled property stylist can bring out the best in your home, creating a cohesive and appealing look that resonates with the target market. We offer packages to suit your needs and budget - take a look at our popular packages here

Styling Tip: Choose a property styling service familiar with the Gold Coast market to ensure they understand the local aesthetic and preferences.

property stylist in living room

Preparing your home for sale involves a combination of strategic decluttering, highlighting key features, refreshing the interior, creating a welcoming entrance, and considering professional property styling. To view our Style to Sell Packages, click here or to receive a free quote to style your home ready for sale, contact


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