After 6 generations on the land Angus and I bravely decided to leave behind our 6000 acre wheat and sheep station. It wasn’t an easy decision, but industry changes made living off the land increasingly difficult, and neither Angus or I wanted to send our 4 kids away to school. So, we closed the door and looked for newer greener pastures.
Angus started a consulting company in Adelaide and I went back to my first love of media and marketing as a radio Senior Account Manager for the Australian Radio Network.
To supplement the consultancy, Angus began labouring for a home stylist. Meanwhile we bought a very unique property in Glen Osmond, but after a couple of years there decided to move on.
Whilst selling our own property we truly lived and breathed the pre-sale home styling experience! Frustratingly the home had been on the market for 8 months with little-to-no interest. We brought in a new real estate agent, who insisted we hire a stylist to dress the home for sale. After replacing the current furniture with hire furniture and replacing carpet with floor boards at a cost of $8,000 we had 5 bidders in 4 weeks and got $150,000 above what the previous agent said we would get if we were lucky!
The importance of dressing a home for sale became very apparent after spending 2 years in the industry and experiencing the process first hand when trying to sell our own home.
The opportunity was clear. We brought together collective talents of trades and operations, business development and marketing, as well as styling and Dressed for Sale was born.
In our first 12 months , Dressed for Sale styled over 350 homes, worked for over 120 agents and has generated an enormous demand for home styling. The company is now full of experience and energy, and is ready to spread its magic throughout Australia and beyond.
We offer complete pre-sale home preparation under one roof. This includes hire furniture placement, and where necessary Dressed for Sale stylists consult on trade work such as painting, flooring, gardening and electrical.
86% of buyers use online as their main tool to search for property. Dressed for Sale style homes strategically for real estate photography to entice potential buyers.
We have the quickest turn around times for consultations, quotes and delivery of furniture.
We recommend exactly what the property needs and never recommend undue work – ‘not one tile more, not one tile less’.
Book a free consultation with a Dressed for Sale stylist. We will come to you, assess your property and provide our recommendations on how to best showcase it for sale.
We will provide you with a comprehensive quote which outlines all the hire items and recommended trade work to ensure your house is complete.
Our stylists will add contemporary furniture, art and accessories to your home, to attract maximum potential buyers.
This is where the magic will happen. Watch your home sell faster and for a better price!
We were excited to sell our home but always knew that our home would be sold for “Land Value” if we didn’t prepare it for sale. The team at Dressed for Sale initially assessed our home and suggested some beautiful finishes including lamps & side tables, beautiful artwork, doonas, pillows & throw rugs, a stylish coffee table & couches. Everything was taken care of, even the finer details like vases, fake plants and display books. Everyone commented on how beautiful our home looked, and no doubt this small investment of around $5,000 provided us with an extra $75,000 once we sold at auction. We highly recommend getting your home styled before the sales campaign begins, and Dressed For Sale did a marvellous job for us. - Vicki and Adrian | Glen Iris VIC
Thanks Dressed for Sale for working with my amazing agent Margie Saint from Ouwens Casserly to sell my house. Because of your home styling, our house looked so beautiful we had 3 offers within 7 days on our property and sold at a great price! I would personally recommend Dressed for Sale to anyone…you took all the anxiety out of our home preparation - Rosemary | ABC TV News Reader
The way that Dressed for Sale prepared our home was shown by the very short time that it took for the property to sell…6 hours! - Peter | Valleyview
It was the best investment I could have ever made to enhance the feel and value of my property.. As a result we had a record number of groups come through the home. A very good figure is 50 groups in 3 weeks….we had 79 groups. I’d absolutely recommend Dressed for Sale to anyone who is selling their home and wanting to get the best possible price - Angelo | Tusmore
I loved the whole experience with Dressed for Sale. On our initial meeting with Emma was warm, friendly and displayed full confidence in exactly what was needed to make our apartment look fantastic. The complete process from quote through to actual staging was easy and the entire team was friendly and responsive to any requests. Our apartment looked like something out of a home design magazine and this generated considerable interest in our property. I would highly recommend anyone to try the services offered by Dressed for Sale. - Kellie | Brighton VIC