Simply put, home styling – also referred to as home staging – is the art of presenting and enhancing a home’s features, maximising its best qualities for public display. Pre-sales styling is a unique, emerging industry specialising in styling homes to make them more attractive to potential buyers and help get that sale!
Creating a strong first impression is one of the most important parts of any sales process. Research suggests that first impressions are formed within eight to thirty seconds, and visual appeal plays a crucial role in getting your ‘foot in the door’ with the customer.
Home stylists utilise a number of different skills that help potential buyers visualise themselves living in the home. Staging to sell is a great way to ensure your home will appeal to a broad range of buyers and help ensure a faster sale at the best possible price.
Catherine ‘Cate’ Craig is the founder and manager of Simple and Savvy. Cate started her career in property styling in 2012, bringing her unique talents to the Sunshine Coast and never looking back.
Working closely with many of the Sunshine Coast’s leading real estate agents, Cate prides herself on her ability to unlock the life in a room and showcase it in its best light.
Cate holds a Diploma of Professional Interior Design and has also gained accreditation as an Australian Certified Staging Professional.
Cate started Simple and Savvy to specialise in pre-sales property styling and help clients receive better value for their homes.
Our aim is to work with you to achieve a beautifully presented home that will leave an instant impression on potential buyers. It’s important to us that you enjoy the experience and build confidence in our process as we work together to achieve the best outcome possible.
Catherine has an eye for the style of furniture that will be suit properties and the spaces and takes much time and care in making sure the property is as beautiful and presentable as possible.Karen Jones
No matter how big or small a job is, Catherine puts in the same amount of dedication and hard earned hours to make sure that the finished product is everything a seller and a buyer would dream of in a home to make it stylish yet homelyAlicia
I had never used a service like Catherine’s before and it was truly an eye opener! The quality of her work and eye for detail was amazing; it was very refreshing to deal with someone who delivered on every level. Catherine included me in every discussion and was always mindful that I was happy with everything as it progressedSteve
We bring a personal and effective approach to every project we work on.