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Consistently providing excellent results for our clients

Michelle and I can’t thank you and your team enough for the professionalism and service you provided.  We have no doubt at all that our home sold on the first day due to the presentation and style from Shift.  You made such a huge difference.  So thank you!!

Neil and Michelle – Lauderdale

 

It’s fair to say I was expecting a nice surprise from the styling, after all, it was a very blank canvas and seemed like a good plan to fill an empty house. I snapped some empty ‘before’ shots on my phone before I left on Tuesday night.

The transformation is simply phenomenal. I had no idea what it would/could look like, but Adam, your reviews speak volumes so I trusted in you. As I walked through, I shed a tear and I now realise what I have been trying to achieve in getting it tidied up and ready for sale – doing the old lady (the house, not my mum) a bit of justice before I hand her over to someone else to enjoy. A modest little home in a less-than-affluent suburb can indeed shine, and you’ve brought it to life in a way it’s probably never seen (in a way that very few houses have ever seen in this suburb probably!). 

I’m stoked about it all, but my favourite room is the back bedroom; a room I have previously used as a junk room for the 4 years I lived in the house. It was the least light, and didn’t really have much going for it and was piled with boxes of things I didn’t really care about. I am thrilled with how it all looks (love the blue cockie!), and if I were living in the house as it is now, I’d choose that room as mine. 

Anyway, just wanted to thank you profusely for your efforts so far. Viewing it on Wednesday night was like a magical Christmas morning, I hope others  viewing the property soon feel the same 🙂

Rose – Warrane 

 

Shift Property Styling are artists. I would never have imagined our property could be so well presented, with all of its features enhanced. They don’t simply apply a formula and style to their desire, they expand the good elements of a home and minimise the negative aspects. Their styling was specifically targeted at our likely buyers, as any effective marketing should be. We have inspected homes ourselves in the past styled by other stylists where it is clear the stylist didn’t understand the target market, nor how to bring the best out in a home. They simply threw in some fancy furniture and it showed. The work of Shift Property Styling meant that we were able to sell our property within 3 days of being listed, and at a price which exceeded our expectations by 15%. Couldn’t have done it without them.

Mark – Blackmans Bay

 

Having seen Adam and Donielle’s work at other open homes in the past, we had known for several years we wanted to engage their services when it finally came time to sell our house. From our initial meeting with Adam we knew we had made the right decision. He gave us great ideas on small improvements that could be made around the house to improve its appeal and seemed really excited to be styling our house for us! Adam was always easy to contact and was always prompt in replying to any questions we had which made the whole process easy as not only were we selling, but we were moving interstate during the process as well. The styled house looked amazing and I am confident it contributed to us selling within one week of going to market, with over 100 people viewing the house and multiple offers tendered. Working with Adam and Donielle was a great experience for us and we would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone thinking of selling their property.

Chantal – New Town

 

Having our house styled added so much value to our property. Buyers could see the potential of the property. We are sure that having the house styled contributed to our property being sold on the first day it went on the market and we achieved a price $25000 more than we hoped that we would get!! It looked stunning and attracted the buyers we were looking for. It made our property stand out from all the other properties for sale in the same area, most of which are still for sale.

Sarah – Hobart

 

Shift Property Styling offer great advice, service and an amazing selection of furniture and accessories to style your home. Both Adam and Donielle are passionate about their work, very professional and have a wealth of experience to offer you.You can trust their judgement as they truly want the best outcome to help sell your property.

Con and Peta – Hobart

 

I recently worked with Adam from Shift Property Styling who helped us furnish our newly renovated unit in Sandy Bay. What an amazing experience it was working with Adam.

 

Adam is extremely professional and he went out of his way to meet our needs and complete the work brief we gave him. This was not an easy task given we do not live in Australia and all communication had to be done remotely. The end result speaks for itself – our unit is beautifully furnished even down to the crockery in the kitchen and it is exactly what we wanted. 

 

I can’t thank Adam enough for his impeccable service and dedication to the job. He worked tirelessly to furnish our property to a very high standard and in a short period of time. I would not hesitate to recommend using Shift Property Styling to others.

Melissa – Hong Kong

 

After viewing several open homes that had been ‘styled’ we decided to use Shift Property Styling to maximise the overall look our renovation at King Street, Sandy Bay Tasmania. From the moment we met Adam and Donielle we felt relaxed and assured of their experience and their knowledge of property styling, and we weren’t wrong.

 

After inspecting the property it took less than a day for the styling to be completed. We were more than impressed by how Adam and his team showcased the house, an amazing transformation! Their Website and Facebook page advertised exceptional photos worthy of any home styling magazine. 

 

Our property consisted of renovating a 1920’s home and adding a modern extension at the rear of the house. Shift Property Styling knew exactly which pieces would show the potential of each room, demonstrating a luxurious lifestyle which we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without their styling. 

 

Adam was extremely enthusiastic and kept in regular contact showing a real interest in how our property was viewed. We were all amazed when in only two open homes we had sold the property! We had over 250 people come through. The comments in relation to the furniture styling were incredible ‘can we please buy the house with the furniture too?’ and ‘who did the styling, it’s beautiful’. The whole project was a credit to all. 

 

Adam’s professionalism and easy going nature made the whole Shift Property Styling experience a real eye opener. We would highly recommend Adam, Donielle and the Shift team to maximise the sale of your property. 

Jennifer – Hobart

 

I am absolutely thrilled by the professionalism and expertise of Shift Property Design. They have transformed my home into something incredible. The proprietors are friendly, accommodating and extremely approachable. The process of arranging for my house to be styled was efficient and without any stress whatsoever. I cannot recommend more highly this business.

Rebecca – Hobart

 

We had used Adam previously at one of our other properties and was completely amazed and delighted with the result so we had no hesitation in wanting to use him again. He styled our home at very short notice and I again was amazed with the results. The unit sold at our 2nd open home and I’m convinced the styling made the crucial difference. As builders and developers we will always style our homes moving fwd as we believe it makes such an impact. Adam and his team are the best at what they do and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Jane – Hobart

 

Having made the call to Shift, I was happy with the plan, the price and choice of furniture for our home and It would be displayed in the best possible manner to enhance our home . We had amazing feed back from all prospective buyers and sold in 5 weeks of on the market. The photos and feeling of the home really are enhanced by shift and had a positive overall effect in selling our home. Thanks shift for everything!

Jeannie – Bellerive

 

Adam and Donielle did an amazing job styling our newly built investment home in Hobart. We we looking for a styling business that would be able show the maximum potential of our property, and Shift did just that. We received lots of good comments, and believe their quality furniture and accessories perfectly matched the type of the house, that as result helped to sell this property lighting faster than other properties for sale on that street. The photographs they took of the house were perfect, and made the house look like a loved home. We couldn’t recommend Shift any higher. A gem in the Hobart real estate industry.

Monika – Old Beach

 

We found Shift Property to be professional, friendly and very helpful. The advice Adam gave re painting, new lino and cleaning up the property really was reflected in the improved purchase price we received. We enjoyed dealing with him and would totally recommend this service if you are considering selling a property in Hobart. We also enjoyed his sense of humour!

Pip and Steve – Launceston

 

Shift Property Styling offered a quality product underpinned by personal know how and integrity. The work was completed on time and the result was stunning, it made my property look a “million dollars”.

Marcia – North Hobart

 

Fabulous service offering flexibility and providing an outstanding result in home styling.

Tracey – Blackmans Bay

 

My little 1960’s weatherboard house was given the ‘Wow’ factor before going on the market to sell. The interest in the property has been excellent and we now have secured a buyer at a very satisfactory price!

Heather – Bellerive

 

Hi Donielle and Adam

I want to thank you for styling my property so attractively, enthusiastically and efficiently.  I appreciate you had to work well into the night on this one to meet a very short deadline. 

I have always thought that an empty room provides the best blank canvas for a buyer to project their vision onto and I first went to market with that approach.  But the offers received fell short of my agent’s estimate of the property’s real value and they suggested I contact you.

I admit I was initially dubious as to exactly what value “styling” could add.  However, I found the reasoning provided on your web site quite convincing and that was further reinforced after I met and discussed the project with you and sensed your obvious belief in, and passion for, your work.

The effect of your makeover made the house feel immediately warm and welcoming.

Equally importantly, it served to define the function of each room and the flow between them, which presents the buyer with a clear template of how the property can work as “a whole”.

I realise now that it is virtually impossible for a “stranger” arriving at a property to conjure all this up in their mind based only on viewing a sequence of empty rooms, and all within the half hour timeframe of the average ‘open home’. 

Upon publication of your makeover on-line;

– your new photography looked stunning (family and friends familiar with the house raved about it),
– visits to the web site more than TRIPLED,
– the winning offer was received within three days of publication, before the scheduled open home, and
– it was a record-breaking price for this area. 

While it not possible to place an exact value on any particular factor in the marketing mix, I have no doubt as to your contribution to this amazing result and that I have recouped my investment in your services many, many times over.

To anyone who may be reading this and considering utilising your approach, I would encourage them to take the next small step and call you to discuss their situation.  They can only benefit from your insights as I have done.

For myself, I am looking for another home.  As and when time comes to sell again I will definitely be in touch for your advice. 

It has been a pleasure (and eye-opener!) to work with you, all the best for the future and thanks again for a fantastic job.

Zac – South Hobart

 

I can’t thank you enough!!! Richard has just visited and is amazed and impressed by such a transformation!!! He sent me one photo of the guest bedroom and its hard to believe its the same house!!! I will try and pop in tomorrow- I can’t wait:)

Serena – Sandy Bay

 

I was keen to sell my house as soon as possible, as I had already bought and moved into my new home. Having done that, my old house became an empty, unappealing shell with no identity.  I had been given quotes for sale between $485,000 and $525,000.  It was at this point that I called Adam, Director of Shift by Design, (who had been highly recommended to me by a friend) to give me his opinion. Adam came up with his plan and a quote for staging my house which I was really happy with. 

Days later my house was transformed into this incredibly stylish and beautiful home! It looked so stunning I almost didn’t want to sell.  It went on the market and after only one open-home I received an offer of $550,000, which went unconditional a couple of weeks later!

I have no doubt in my mind that Adam and his team effectively sold my house for me. A comparatively small initial investment resulted in a sale price that well exceeded my expectations. I will never move home again without Shift by Design. Thankyou Adam!

Sarah – Bellerive

 

Adam & Donielle, thank you for your great assistance with the sale of our property at Sandy Bay. As you are aware it had been on the market for 6 months with no interest, with your recomendations on colour schemes, etc. a quick repaint, garden clean up and your styling of the property it sold within 5 weeks. The purchaser was so impressed with your furnishings that they decided to contact you with the intention to purchase your furniture. I am convinced that styling the property made all the difference so thank you again for all your assistance, I would highly recommend your services to anyone considering the sale of any property and please feel free to use this testimonial in any way that you feel appropriate. Very Best regards

Hans – Melbourne

 

 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 Design.

Jane – 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

 

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)

Residential video testimonial

We love hearing from our clients on how they have they have benefited from the property styling experience. Meet Heather, a property owner we worked with in New Town, Hobart, who shares her story with us on how it made her life so much easier and improved the return on her property.

Commercial video testimonial

We work with home owners all the time to help them achieve their goals, but we also regularly work with builders and commercial organisations to make the most of their investments. Is it worth it? Ron Crawford from St Canice Lifestyle Village certainly thinks so.