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Covid-19 Update – Business As Unusual

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So it is “business as unusual” for us. We’re pretty good at juggling cushions so we reckon we juggle this too.  We have traded through the GFC, the property downturn…

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Melbourne’s Property Market Rebounds

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Have you been wondering what’s going on in the Melbourne Property Market?  As the owner of a property styling business in Melbourne it has kept me up at night over…

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Melbourne Property Styling Blog Inspiration Even Property Stylists need inspiration from time to time. After styling homes across Melbourne day in and day out, we are always on the hunt...


What is a Property Styling Agreement?

You’ll receive an email with a link to a Property Styling Agreement once you accept your Property Styling Quotation.  Please complete the form, review the terms and conditions and submit the form.

A property styling agreement sets out critical responsibilities in our Terms and Conditions and covers all sorts of issues that can arise including;

  • When is payment due?
  • What happens if your home isn’t ready on styling day?
  • Is the stock insured?
  • Who is responsible for damage to stock or the property?

We also need you to add important information like access details for the styling day, confirming whether power is on at the property and providing permission (or not!) to use hooks in your walls.

We need this back at least two work days prior to styling.   If we don’t receive this back on time, your styling date may be deferred.

When will I be invoiced?

You will also receive an email, with a link to your invoice not long after accepting your quotation.

It has our account details if you’d like to do a bank transfer or a link to a secure online payment gateway for credit card payments.

Please note we don’t accept Amex or Diners.

We won’t reserve or pack property styling for your installation until payment is received so it’s critical to ensure payment is made in full at least two work days prior to styling.

What is Style Now Pay Later?

This is a layby service allowing you to access property styling and home improvement services up to the value of $15,000.  It is interest free and you can pay it out any time but there are some set up and other fees involved.  It is not a credit application and won’t appear on your credit history.

If you would like to use our Style Now Pay Later service you must let us know as soon as possible – you can also select this option when completing your Property Styling Agreement. This service is provided by a third party so we need a separate application form completed.  This will be emailed to you so please complete and return it asap so that we can submit it to Certegy for approval.

Once approved you will need to send us a Verification Code and then you will receive your Layby Contract.  Once you have read it please accept the Terms and Conditions.

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions is also required at least two work days prior to styling.  If we don’t receive this back on time, your styling date may be deferred.

Moving your Furniture / Storage

If you need to remove your furniture or store items during your sale campaign we can refer you to some great mover’s that we use and trust.  Unfortunately we can’t move or store your furniture and belongings for you.

Not quite ready?

We know that a lot is happening when you are preparing a property for sale and it won’t always run smoothly. If you believe your property styling may be affected or need to be delayed please let us know at least 2 work days prior to styling.

If you don’t let us know until the day before or day of styling and can’t style the property as it isn’t cleared or ready you will be charged a call out fee to cover the Removalists and staff time. This is detailed in our terms and conditions. We will then endeavor to schedule your styling for the next available day.

What Happens on the Styling Day?

In the lead up to your styling installation day we will be in touch to confirm access instructions and update you with our expected ETA.  We require that occupants / owners etc not be home or present during styling so that we get a clear run at the Styling and to ensure we maintain a safe work environment.

We will keep you posted on how long the styling will take and if any delays are expected.  We will then follow through on any arrangements to secure the property after our departure.

After Styling

While we don’t expect anything to go wrong during your styling period occasionally small things have happened like an art work falling off a wall. Simply call 9108 5700 or email and we will come out to fix the situation.


We will be in touch a few days prior to the end of your styling contract period to confirm arrangements to unstage your property.  This will involve confirming access arrangements etc.

What if the Property Doesn't Sell?

A tiny percentage (less than 2% of homes we style, fail to sell at auction or within their 6 week contract period.  Should this occur we may be able to offer an extension if the furniture and furnishings have not yet been committed to another job.  We will always endeavour to make an extension happen but cannot guarantee it.

Throughout this process we will be in touch with you and you will receive emails and txt messages from us about important tasks and key dates.

If you have any additional questions you can contact us on 9108 5700 or email

* This data is based on jobs completed by Property Styling Melbourne over the past financial year (2017 – 2018).
** Return on Investment (ROI) is calculated using the formula: ROI = (Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment) / Cost of Investment.
*** “Reduction in days on market” has been averaged over a period of 2 financial years (2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018).

Furniture Hire

Property Styling Melbourne specialises in Designer Furniture Hire for newly built and vacant homes being prepared for sale.  Our contemporary furniture stock is ideally suited to new build homes, townhouses and apartments.

Sourced from Melbourne based businesses our furniture hire solutions will ensure your house styling is compatabile both with the quality of your build and suited to the intended buyer demographic.

Home Stylist

Finding an expert home stylist can be a challenge.  Finding a home stylist that understands the needs of Builders, Developers and their clients is even harder.  At Property Styling Melbourne our team have formal qualifications in Interior Design, extensive experience in property styling and a background in the building and construction industry.

We work with your shifting deadlines and understand the effort that has gone into getting your investment property or new build to this point.  We respect it and the trust you have extended to us undertake the house styling.

Property Styling Mornington Peninsula
Coordinating feature artworks
Clear open walkways
Main living area orientated for indoor / outdoor flow
Large scale rugs help create zoned living spaces
Feature lighting for ambience and visual interest
Visual interest using suitably scaled artwork
Coordinating timber tones
Bring me a GnT while I sit outside here and admire this tree.

How does Property Styling attract Potential Buyers?

Understanding why Property Styling works to attract potential buyers is a key step in feeling comfortable in your investment in furniture hire.  In the picture above you gain an insight into just some of the strategic selections your property stylist will make to help present your home for sale.

It’s important to understand how property styling works.  The creation of visual interest, comparative impact and emotional engagement are the three main priorities of property styling.

Visual Interest

Our selections are designed to create visual interest.  Not for the potential buyer’s aesthetic pleasure but because it will a) cause buyers to be visually engaged in your online listing and click through to the profile b) when at the property to stay longer at the property and c) help them envisage how the spaces can be used

Comparative Impact

Buyers do have a lot of choices, whether that is in the apartment, unit, or townhouse or even new build stand-alone homes.  All you need to do is drive through the inner urban areas where medium to high-density apartments blocks are going up, through our suburban streets to view all the knockdown/side by side townhouse developments or our outer suburb estate projects.  So how can you make your listing stand out?    Your property must be able to stand out whether that’s during late-night online scrolling when viewing the For Sale board at the front of the property and then once you get them through the door.  How does your property compare?

Emotional Engagement

So the effort invested in furniture hire and professional home stylists has paid off, the potential buyer is in the door.  What will keep them there?  What will make them choose your property over the competition?  What will make them stick in a competitive offer at auction and outbid other potential buyers?  Our property styling has had a visual and comparative impact.  Now they are through the door we need to engage at an emotional level with the buyer.  They need to feel welcome, at home, invited, and secure.  They need to be able to visualise themselves, their family, and friends in the space.   Whether that’s aspirational or reassuring in nature our professional property styling is seeking to connect with the buyer at this last but most critical level.