We love telling good news stories about how much difference styling a property for sale can make on the sale price of a property. Staging a home for sale can be the difference between connecting the right home buyer with your home and missing out on that all important first impression.

Don’t leave selling your vacant or lived in property to chance. Shift by Design can create a space buyers want to live in. Need evidence to support the claim? Have a look and some of the statistics below to see the difference it can make. It also goes to show that all properties can benefit from property styling services, not just top end luxury homes.


This property had been given a mild makeover a number of years earlier but was vacant at the time the vendor decided to sell. As the vendor was based interstate, they knew the importance of furnishing an empty property for sale and Shift by Design was engaged to complete the job. Three bedrooms, two living spaces, dining room and kitchen and bathroom were completed and the agent had a sale the first day of listing, with other buyers lined up!

To be able to call my vendor the day the property is listed and advise them we have two offers $45,000 over the asking price is testament to the work Shift by Design do on the properties they work on. – Sam Towns, Petrusma Property.

  • Price expectation – $420,000
  • Actual selling price – $465,000
  • Profit above expectation – $45,000
  • Time on market – 2 offers on the first day property listed!!!
  • Median Lenah Valley house sale price (12 months to May 2011) – $390,000
  • Median Battery Point days on market (12 months to May 2011) – 64 days
  • Selling agent – Sam Towns, Petrusma Property


A great one bedroom unit that had been given a renovation was available in a prime location in prestigious Battery Point in Hobart. After listing it for sale empty with few offers, Shift by Design was engaged to style to the property to suit the market with success within 3.5 weeks of installation.

When we had renovated our little unit we thought it looked pretty good, but after you had done your magic it looked FANTASTIC. It made such a difference, and I have to say it helped us to achieve a sale price over our expectations. Great stuff. – Julie, Vendor

  • Price expectation – mid $300,000
  • Actual selling price – $340,000
  • Profit above expectation –
  • Time on market – 3 weeks
  • Median Battery Point unit sale price (12 months to May 2011) – $330,000
  • Median Battery Point days on market (12 months to May 2011) – 83 days
  • Selling agent – Pam Corkhill, Corkhill and Associates