Downsizing does not have a ‘one size fits all’ solution and needs handling carefully.

The mere thought of a downsize is daunting and can overwhelm any retiree. Coming to the realisation that it’s time to move on from the family home may take many years. The difficulty is, as an agent, how do you approach and discuss this topic while maintaining respect and understanding?

If you ask any vendor their regrets post sale, a major component is not having the house presented well.  

This means vendors might regret their inaction and in not giving their property presentation everything they had. 

Not knowing what they could have achieved in sale price can leave a distasteful feeling about what ‘could have been’.  It is critical as sales agents to address this with your vendors right at the get-go.

As a real estate agent, you’ll know the right kind of value-add strategies undertaken to makeover a property and to create buyer appeal. These value-add strategies are accomplished through coordinated appraisal, planning, and implementation with the help of a Property Makeover Specialist. So, what’s the method behind a successful makeover? This is something you can share with your new and prospective vendors.

Papillon Styling and Renovations was delighted to assist with this stunning property presentation.

A spectacular position on the edge of the Gibbergunyah Reserve demanded a remarkable home. This residence reflects its surrounds through the use of timber and stone, while expanses of glass allow for engagement with the views that stretch over Bowral to villages beyond.

This master-built brick home is ideal for the active family desiring space & functionality.

Immaculately presented, offering a seamless indoor/outdoor transition to a spacious front covered balcony and large rear deck. Your only decision is where to relax; either the South facing balcony with leafy views to Narrabeen Lake or North facing deck looking up the valley along the ridge, established gardens, tropical palms with plenty of level lawn for play. At the rear of the yard there is more space to enjoy the large fish pond and more garden.

Moving from your treasured family home into a smaller space can not only feel daunting, it may also stir-up mixed emotions from the past. You may not feel positive however the outcome will be well worthwhile, especially if you are finding it hard to manage. An important consideration to make would be deciding where...

Is your home no longer serving the purpose you bought it for? Are you finding it hard to manage? Belinda Woolrych, owner, and founder of Papillon Styling & Renovations, expert speaker, and author of Rightsize Your Home - The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-free Downsize is here to help. Belinda is not only...