Watch the video to hear what one of our clients thinks about property styling and Shift by Design

Shift by Design pride ourselves on our ability to assist our clients realise the potential in their property when they go to sell. The chances of selling a home in Tasmania can be dramatically improved through the process of property presentation and can often increase the chances of seller faster and for a better price.

But why take our word for it when you can hear from people who have used the service and benefited from having their own home staged, presented or renovation project managed to maximise the homes appeal to either buyers or for the owner to live in?

 Adam and Donielle from Shift by Design styled a house for us in March 2013. From our first discussion, the whole process was very professionally and confidently handled. The result was an empty house transformed into a potential home and we had a very quick sale. I recommend the services of Shift by DesignJane – North Hobart

Thanks for all your help. I found Shift by Design to be efficient, affordable & professional with great expertise and ideas –  I am convinced the home styling helped us achieve a quick sale and a price above everyone’s expectations.  – Elise, New Zealand (property sold in just ONE WEEK and for a price well above expectation)

Hi guys, just writing to say thanks again for helping us out with styling of our property. The buyer came in the first two months on the market and I have no doubt that the furniture drew people to inspections. The other homes on the street weren’t getting any interest at all! So we’re happy that we styled the house for the market, I’d have loved to move in it myself  🙂 – Steve and Monika, Brighton

From one visit, Adam and Donielle devised how best to stage the property in the style and colour of furniture selection, right down to the placement of designer touches such as stylish soft furnishings and artwork. The photos, taken by Adam and made available for use in the marketing campaign, make this property look like it should feature in the latest edition of an interior design magazine. Not only am I thrilled with the results, Adam and Donielle made the experience exceptionally easy for me. They are a joy to work with and for many reasons I would not hesitate to recommending them and their Shift by Design business to others wishing to gain an unfair advantage in the competitive housing market. – Merryn, Western Australia (read the amazing full testimonial here)

Thanks for staging the property at Lindisfarne. As a result of your work, the difference (I feel) the furniture made to the home was amazing!  The home looked good when it was empty but with the furniture, made it look sensational!!

It’s hard to put a dollar figure on it but I would guestimate that the vendor may have secured an extra $20,000-$30,000 due your staging.

 Once again thank you. – Graeme Lawler, Property Consultant, Signature for Property

I was absolutely delighted with the service that you gave. It was wonderful to go into the apartment to see you had cleaned up any evidence of you being in the property too. – Phil, Battery Point

Adam Luttrell, you’re a genius! Another Property sold – quickly and at a great price – thanks to your work and advice. Brilliant! – Ant Manton, Ray White Hobart

We love our staging and cant believe the difference it has made to our house. Staging is a great investment and far better than offering an empty house for sale. – Debbie, Rokeby

Looks awesome. Thank you so much. You can see why you need to spend the money on the whole package, not just bits and pieces – Bec, New Town

Wow! Looks absolutely amazing. The painter rang me this morning to tell me what a fabulous job you had done picking the colour, and everything else looks amazing. – Ruth, Lenah Valley

The house looks brilliant!  Thanks for all of your work, we are very excited about how the property looks and hope the sale goes well – Roger, New South Wales

After a discussion and initial appraisal on a small apartment in Davey Street, Hobart a recommendation was put forward to the Vendor to “dress” the property for marketing.  The apartment was a small open plan, one bedroom space measuring some 6 squares.  From previous feedback in the marketplace many prospective purchaser’s were unable to “visualise” furnishings in a  vacant property. This pint sized pristine property could not afford any negatives.  Realising this would be a difficult task to overcome, I recommended Adam and Donielle from Shift By Design.  The finished product left the Vendor speechless!  Attention to detail, fantastic furnishings and distinctive flair were more than apparent.  After 48 hours on the market, 7 offers later the property was sold $28,000 above the most recent sale in the complex.  I have no hesitation in stating that the presentation of the property was the major factor in this tremendous outcome.  Adam and Donielle are truly gifted individuals! – Mandy Welling (Harcourts Eastern Shore)

Thank you sending the photos through tonight, again a fabulous job! The attention to detail in furniture selection really showcases the house. – Jo-Anne, Melbourne (repeat client)

Ian and I viewed the photos last night and the property looks fabulous. Once again, your choice of furniture and soft furnishings are great. – Ian and Jen (repeat clients)

I’ve inspected many homes these guys have staged and presented and they truely are a cut above anything I’ve seen. I’ve inspected them because they do help sell your home. Fantastic service!! – Leon Cupit, IPI Independent Property Inspectors

Love your work! Happy to photograph your staged properties ANY time. Makes our work effortless when capturing images of the home with the presentation at such a high standard. – Open2View Tasmania

We made the decision to furnish a Heritage apartment initially, which had such a great response online and from buyers inspecting the property that we decided any further display homes would need the Shift by Design treatment. We have called Shift by Design in for other projects as a result, including a Garden Apartment and a Villa Apartment as we know that they understand our brief and they get it right first time. We’ve had such a great response to how the apartments present, it is a true credit to the team at Shift by Design. – Ron Crawford – General Manager – St Canice Lifestyle Village

Lanco recently undertook a project in Hobart to develop an underused parcel of land in Bathurst Street to construct 40 city apartments. A key element of the property marketing was to stylishly furnish a number of the apartments to suit the needs of potential buyers. Shift by Design was engaged to create three distinct and tailored looks within the property and I could not be happier with the results. We now have three very different looks in each of the apartments that showcase the lifestyle options for buyers. Even better, we are getting positive feedback from buyers and selling apartments as a result. – Heath Thompson – General Manager, Lanco

I am writing to let you know how genuinely delighted we are that we chose Shift By Design to help us to sell our unit. 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. I’d be happy to recommend your service to anyone. I’m just sorry all the makeover is now having to move out. – Julie, Hobart

It’s been a successful campaign and a contract was signed early this week! So thank you! The presentation of the house I believe made all the difference. – Brett, Hobart

…we just went and checked it out – it looks fantastic. We couldn’t be happier, it is amazing what a difference it makes. – Samuel, Hobart

You’ve done it again, that looks sensational! – Darryl, Western Australia (repeat client)

Thanks so much Adam. The photos look fabulous, I love the way you picked the blue accent to go with the windows. – Sue, Victoria

That looks great, I can’t wait to see it in person. – Steve, Launceston

Thank you very much for the setup. I had a lot of comments about how good it looked. – Stuart, Hobart

After completing an extensive home renovation project, we were surprised when the house was still on the market two months after listing – lots of interest, but no offers.

After taking advantage of Shift by Design’s staging services, we had a successful offer within two weeks. It’s now clear to us the dramatic difference professional staging makes. The cost is more than covered by the improved buyer reaction and reduced time on the market.

We won’t consider doing our next project without it! – Ian and Tracey, Hobart

Thanks again for your very professional staging services! We would never consider selling a property without them. – Ian and Tracey, Hobart (repeat clients)

Thank you, for the wonderful transformation you made to our property. The flat had been on the market for quite a while with no interest. It was clean, but not inviting; after inspecting it ourselves we decided that it need to be stylized. Your company Shift by Design made a Cinderella transformation. You took a basic plain jane flat and made into an appealing apartment which anyone would like to own. This transformation more importantly produced interest that was not there before, and we had a successful offer within 2 weeks. Also we had many positive comments on the transformation, even the agent could not believe that it was the same flat. Once again we thank you  and recommend Shift by Design to anyone who wants to sell they property no matter how big or how small, it does make a difference. – Gerard & Gerardine, Victoria

WOW!!  You have done a superb job – it looks so fantastic that I want to move back down there!  Really like the quality of the work – selection of furnishings, art work and photography are excellent.– Camille, Sydney  

Once again, thank you for your help in getting my house on the market. Your clever artistic skills certainly made an incredible difference and has, I feel, enhanced the property’s marketability. Your professionalism and honesty is a “breath of fresh air”. It was a delight to work with you. – Mary-Jane, Sandy Bay

Adam Luttrell, from Shift By Design, came highly recommended to me by Robbie Yeoland, the Property Manager.  I am from Sydney and was unable to meet Adam face to face, but took a leap of faith and am enormously pleased I did.

The property came up looking better than it ever had, and exchanged contracts within 4 days of first appearing online.  A substantially higher sale price was realised than had previously been hoped for, and the speed of the sale greatly reduced stress and ongoing costs. Adam has a real knack for colour, combine this with his eye for furniture and fittings, and he creates an atmosphere that is far more appealing to buyers.  He may not want to hear that he is fastidious, but he is.  His attention to detail is consistent and precise, and this applies as much to his customer service skills as it does to the work at hand. I do not hesitate in recommending Shift By Design.  I am confident you will find a level of professionalism that is often lacking in business today.  Feel free to contact me directly if you would like me to confirm the above.  – Bryce, Sydney (

Shift by Design provided a comprehensive service starting with an initial consultation followed up by a detailed report. The report formed the basis for presenting our home in the best possible light to prospective purchasers. The home sold within the first week. The speed and price we attained can be partly attributed to Shift by Design.– Robert, Dynnyrne

Shift Design were professional, honest and kept to all that was promised. It was a true breath of fresh air. Well done guys I would use you time and time again.– David, Sydney

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for the fantastic professional service you provided. After initially putting our house on the market we were very disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm buyers had for our fabulous Sandy Bay home. We took it off the market after a draining two months of open homes and inspections with no offers in sight. Once we called in Shift by Design we felt that we could regain control for presenting our property in a way that would appeal to buyers. After spending a few weeks implementing your suggestions and spending less than .005% of the eventual sale price on the presentation we re-launched our house onto the market and within one week had a great offer which we accepted. We will definitely be calling you again once we purchase our new home so that you can help us present our new property in an amazing way, but this time we will be reaping the rewards of living in the beautiful home you help us create. We wish you all the best for the success of your business and look forward to working with you on our next project .– John and Kerry, Sandy Bay

Having recently listed my property in Montagu Bay it was my good fortune to employ Shift by Design to customise the house for sale. Their expertise bought a great result on auction day. Shift by Design are now assisting with the presentation of my new property in Rose Bay. I would recommend buyers and sellers to employ Shift by Design to maximise their property.– John, Rose Bay

The friendly and honest advice that I have received from Adam at Shift by Design has been invaluable. The report suggested what could be done (at a minimal cost) to improve the entire look of our unit. Many of the suggested improvements were able to be done over a weekend and having the report to refer back to was a great help. I would definitely recommend the services offered by Shift by Design to anyone wishing to improve the appearance of their home, without having to spend a fortune.– Allison, Sandy Bay

Shift by Design offered us creative ways to spruce up our house to prepare it for sale. The ideas presented were simple, cost effective and meant most of them could be done by ourselves saving us money. We would recommend Shift for anyone looking to get the most from their house when selling. – Rebecca and Oliver, Mornington

A new company known as SHIFT BY DESIGN has started up (initially just in Hobart) to provide an independent written report on how a vendor can increase the value of their home in preparation for sale – from a ‘consumer’s viewpoint’. It is often hard for vendors and agents to be totally objective and impartial about what could be done internally and externally to improve the buyer’s all important ‘first impressions’. Adam Luttrell has been in contact with many REIT members in the Hobart area and many are keen to utilise his services. He has bought and sold (and renovated) a number of homes and has completed courses from Canada and the U.K from specialists in this all important field. There is a flat fee based on how many bedrooms are in a given property, which is payable directly by the vendor, and many agents are expected to refer vendors to him. – Real Estate Institute of Tasmania newsletter (January 2007)