FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Why is Home Staging so Important?

Home staging is a necessity if you want to achieve top dollar in the shortest time possible when selling a home.  Interior presentation is an important factor to consider when selling a property as most buyers cannot visualise empty spaces.  At Ilovestylyn we are Professional Stylists that will help you to present your home to its fullest potential.  This involves correct spacial layout for traffic flow,  placement of furniture, colour scheme, art enhancement and accessories.  We want the buyers to feel the connection as soon as they walk through the door,  and professional home staging achieves this. 

Professional home staging helps in selling a property quickly and for a higher price making it a obvious choice when selling your home.

 

How long is the whole process?

Upon initial contact, we set up a meeting to discuss a client's needs.  

  • A walk thru of the property with the Owner, Real Estate salesperson or both is undertaken where a brief overview of our vision of the staging is given.  A free no obligation quotation is provided and an installation date will be discussed. 

  • Once full payment has been received by Ilovestylyn the delivery of furniture to the property will begin.  The staging process can take up to 4-5 hours at least starting from the furnishings being delivered and then ending when installed and styled.  We therefore advise you to keep this in mind if you are arranging for Professional Photographers to photograph the property.

  • A final inspection is completed with the Owner and the Real Estate salesperson so that the marketing process can proceed. Any further visits to the property at the request of the client or the Real Estate salesperson other than for the full removal of furnishings will incur a fee.

 

How long is the hired period?

5 weeks from date of installation being complete or when the home is sold, whichever comes first. If in the unusual case the home does not sell within the 5 week period, an extended hire period and cost for this can be discussed. A notice of removal will be advised prior to removal. 

   

Can I be present at the day of installation?

We kindly request that we have full access to the property on the day of installation and that ONLY the Ilovestylyn Team be present at the property during this process of delivery/installation/removal.  It can be chaotic during the installation process as we are focused on delivering a service within a set period of time, so any extra people or distractions in the property can cause a hazard as well as slowing down the process. The styling team also get "in the zone" creatively as soon as they reach the property on installation and is something we highly advise is not to be interrupted.

 

What are your payment terms?

We require upfront payment prior to any delivery of furnishings. 

 

Are you insured?

Yes.  We have full insurance for all of our furniture for the entirety of your campaign.  The owner is responsible for the insurance of their property.

 

Can I use some of my own furniture?

We kindly request removal of all furniture from the property before installation, this allows us to stage the property with our vision so that the furniture, colour scheme,  styles and themes all match. 

    

Can I select specific pieces for my property?

No.  We are professional stylists, we request the trust is placed on our knowledge of the market, current trends and your potential buyers and allow us to take care of the selection of all furniture and styling items. However at consultation stage we are happy to listen to your ideas.


What If I want more furniture or do not like a certain furniture or furnishing?

If you require extra furnishings please advise during final inspection and we will quote you a competitive price.

If you are not happy with a certain furnishing this can be discussed at the final inspection on installation date and we will try our best to offer a solution. Again though we request that you place your trust in our professional knowledge and proven advice as to "what works" when it comes to staging your property. 

 

Do you clean my property before installation?

No.  We are professionals home stagers not commercial cleaners.  However, if we consider your property needs to be cleaned before an installation we will advise you. We can also recommend trusted local commercial cleaners if you require.

 

What does your package include?

  • One living area - 2 sofas or 1 sofa with occasional chair(s), coffee table, side tables, lamps, artworks, rug and accessories

  • Dining  - dining setting and accessories

  • Kitchen - kitchen setting and accessories

  • Bedrooms - linens, side cabinets, lamps, artworks

  • Soft furnishings

  • Entrance hall

  • Artworks

  • Floral and decorative accessories

  • Bathrooms/ensuite - bathroom setting and accessories

  • All our packages include Delivery, Installation, Styling, Removal and Insurance


What does your package not Include?

For security reasons, we do not stage the exterior of a property nor do we  provide appliances such as TV's, entertainment system, refrigerator, microwave etc.   However, if your property requires outdoor furnishings, you are most welcome to provide your own outdoor or exterior furnishings at your own risk (our insurance provider do not cover your outdoor furnitures) - so please discuss this more with your Real Estate Agent.


Where do you service?

We would LOVE to service all of Auckland area however we are located in Manukau City, South Auckland and get booked out very quickly so currently we are focusing in the South Auckland property market and providing our services within approximately a 30min radius.  However, we are happy to consider each property outside of this radius case by case depending on availability.  Outside of this radius will incur an extra fee for travel cost.  


How do we contact you?

For a FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE or to discuss any of your questions about our services or to make an appointment, you can contact us from one of the following:


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TESTIMONIALS from our clients:


"Thank you Celine for the great job you did staging our house for sale.  The fact that it sold quickly and for the asking price is attributable to your presentation."              

David Dymock, Capistrano Mews Manukau Heights


"I would like to congratulate you, your staging played such an important role with the house  reflected in the outcome that the property got sold for $502,500. I met another vendor yesterday and they are likely to put their property for Auction in 3 weeks time and showed them your staging work. I strongly recommended you and will see if they would like staging to be done. You are my first mode of contact for any styling/staging work.

 I can see how dedicated you were by witnessing Auction.I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and can see you taking your business to its zenith."      

Sunny Jhawar, Barfoot and Thompson Realty Otahuhu, Cambourne Rd Papatoetoe


"These guys are just awesome and the best value by far, top service and so friendly. I would highly recommend them!!"          

Daniel Grubjesic, Now First National Realty Manukau, Everglade Drive Manukau Heights


"Thank you for your amazing service for the property we were marketing. Your great attitude, skill and knowledge helped me to achieve a great price with very little hassle.  I looking forward to doing more business with you in the future."      

Thao Nguyen, Ray White Realty Manukau, Hywell Place Manurewa


"Celine and her team were so easy to deal with. She made my empty property look like something out of a magazine. Her service is well worth the investment. I know her staging helped me get my fast sale and that extra money. I will use Celine and her team on all my future projects."                     

Sam Ros, Royston Street Papakura, Helms Road & Finlayson Ave Manurewa


"Thank you so much for staging my house at Grove Road, Papakura.  I congratulate you of your professional approach and the fast response to my request.  The staging was well beyond my belief and I am sure it has contributed to the sale of my house.  Also your pricing was spot on! I certainly would like to recommend you to others if it comes to pass".          

Julius De Waal, Grove Road Papakura


"We were very pleased with the result of our house auction.  Your contribution to the result was very significant.  As you know we renovated the house to a reasonably high standard and your staging really finished the presentation to a "new house/show home" standard. Your staging was toned perfectly with the decor that we chose.  Was not too intrusive or overpowering.  Did not fill up the spaces in the house but rather highlighted the space of the house.  A number of the people who attended our open homes asked if the furniture could be included with the sale of the property.  In my opinion there was at least $100,000 difference in the sale price between the house in the original condition and the house as renovated and with your staging.  Once again, Thank You very much".                      

Greg and Heather Bayliss, Hill Road The Garderns Manurewa


"The services provided were fantastic, very efficient with the contact when originally enquired, the furniture provided was of high quality and the house looked fantastic and made a huge difference on the overall look.  Also the follow up and contact during the staging was also very good.  I highly recommend if customers are looking for a stager to use "Ilovestylyn".

Rhys Adams, Hobart Crescent, Wattle Downs


"Hi Celine, the staging of the home made all the difference to the property considering the tired state of the interior and allowed us to paint the picture for clients rather than them trying to imagine what they could fit where.  I look forward to being able to recommend your staging company to clients in need".

Louise Goold, LJ Hooker Manurewa Realty, Sandwick Drive Manurewa


"Hi Celine, Yes we did have a great experience with your company.  We appreciate your promptness, professionalism, communication and efficiency, Thanks again".

Callum Razak, Professionals Manukau Realty, Park Estate Road Papakura


"We were absolutely thrilled with the staging of our home and at first we found it hard to believe that this was actually our home!  The transformation was incredible and we both believe this made the difference with both a quick sale and reaching a price that we thought was beyond our reach.  It was also the small touches that made a difference, such as the soap and moisturizers in the bathroom, magazines and throws strategically placed on the furniture; these touches made the home warm and welcoming". 

Dean and Angela O'Callagham, Beirut Court The Gardens


"First of all, "staging" a property was very new to us, not having used this service before!  (You were recommended to us by our Real Estate Agent).  The transformation you orchestrated was amazing.  You created so much more room, made the home bright colorful and inviting.  What touched me so much was your passion for doing a wonderful and excellent job, and took charge from the very beginning.  Your whole attitude was one of service for your clients, namely us in this instance, to please and satisfy our needs.  I must also say that you made the whole experience such fun, and to use one of my favourite words again, made this experience such a "joy"!  Preparing and selling a property can be very stressful, busy and demanding.  Your attitude was one of calm, authority and confidence for us all.  I would have no hesitation at all in recommending you to anyone...You were awesome Celine, you made THE difference, which resulted in a good and perfect sale of our home".

Mr and Mrs K Haines, Brockton Avenue Conifer Grove


"I am very pleased to say, I, my daughter Kate and all of my friends who helped sell Goodwin Drive thought you did a very good, sensible and attractive display of all the rooms.  I am sure that my friends will use and recommend you for all your efficiency with sale".

Brian Sandell, Goodwin Drive Papakura


"As I said to you in person, we couldn't be happier with your staging and service.  You were always prompt and easy to communicate with.  Staging looked great!!!  There was no fuss.  The furniture seemed to magically appear and disappear without any hassle, Thanks again".

Brock Coulter, Laminar Construction, Westmuir Crescent Pokeno


"The staging of Westmuir Crescent was very good! and definitely helped with the presentation and sale of the property".  

Ian Du Plessi, Barfoot and Thompson Pokekohe, Westmuir Crescent Pokeno


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