TESTIMONIALS


Monique was appointed to style Kolak Living's display home in Coombs.  Monique has a natural and relaxed demeanour, always friendly and approachable.

Monique was able to translate my requests into a thoughtful, cohesive and elegant looking home; something that would reflect Kolak Living's commitment to design, build quality and elegance.

I will gladly use Monique Meijer of Capital Property Styling again and I would gladly recommend others to consider her for their next project.  Her results speak for themselves.

Thank you Monique.

Gabe Kolak

Managing Director, Kolak Living 

 

'I am just writing to thank you again Monique on the outstanding styling you did for 33 Dutterau Crescent Lyneham.

Your attention to detail, service and styling of the property certainly contributed greatly to the fantastic result in the marketing and selling of the home, to the point that we achieved well over the market expectations.

Throughout preparing the home to come onto the market and during the time on the market (7days) your advice and follow up was greatly appreciated. We ended up having 70 groups through over the first weekend, 9 offers and we achieved $100,000 over market expectation.  This is the third highest price achieved in Lyneham’s history.

The property after you had finished styling was a vastly different home from the first time I went through, and I have no hesitations in recommending you to future clients of mine.

Again, many thanks Monique.'

Stuart James

 Director

Stuart James Real Estate 

 

'We engaged Monique on the recommendation of our real estate agent. The property needed to be presented in its best light as market sentiment was quite negative with impending APS job cuts.

Monique was great to work with, very results-driven, and provided a terrific outcome. We had over 60 parties through our first weekend of open homes. We received 9 offers all up and believe the staging was critical in creating strong competition between 3 prospective buyers.

We sold within the first week of going to market, and achieved the 3rd highest price in the suburb’s history. We have now engaged Monique to help us style our new, much smaller home.' 

S Mitchell 


'We engaged Monique to furnish and decorate our living area, and we couldn’t be happier!  The brief was complex in that Monique had to contend with a large, irregular space. We wanted quality pieces, with a tight budget, and had a short time frame as Christmas was just around the corner. Monique delivered on every front. She produced the concept and coordinated purchase, delivery and installation of furnishings and décor while we were overseas.  In just under 3 weeks we had a beautifully decorated room ready for a function!  We could not have dreamt of furnishing and decorating this room to such a high standard without Monique’s help. Thankyou again Monique!'

Gary and Michelle Jackson

 

'Monique helped us achieve a record price for our home in Pearce, topping the previous sales record by more than $800K.

This is the second time we have engaged Monique's services. On both occasions our agents were swamped with buyer interest. We had more than 1000 people through our door during our sales campaign and received ongoing feedback about the stunning presentation of our property.

The service Monique provided was so much more than the standard ‘set-and-forget’ styling. She has a strong understanding of what it takes to sell a home – even advising us against an Autumn campaign to ensure prospective buyers viewed our home when the gardens were in their prime. Monique also suggested we use video and drone technology to really capture buyer interest. This was done to incredible effect and was no doubt one of the reasons our listing attracted over 20,000 unique hits on Allhomes.

Monique was clearly committed to helping us achieve our goal and worked closely with us start to finish – even attending the photo and video shoot in case styling needed adjusting and was a welcome surprise on the day of auction - giving our home a quick once over before the crowd arrived.

We valued her knowledgable and sensitive yet honest approach to the sale of our home.

Thank you Monique.'

Stan and Susan Platis

 

 

'Hello Monique,

Belated thanks from me for the great styling job on the Canberra home for Top 50.

Lisa'

Lisa Green, Editor in Chief, Australian House & Garden Magazine

 

'Hi Monique,

Thanks for the shoot the other day-pics look fab!!

Cheers, Scott'

Scott Hawkins, Australian House & Garden Magazine.

 

 

'We engaged Monique as our investment property was coming on to the market along with about 60 others in the same building. As most of these properties were also going to be rentals, we wanted to give ours a distinct edge in fit-out and style to attract a quality tenant.

We needed to move quickly, so as soon as we settled Mon set to work, even though she was doing other jobs as well. With her first walk through she quickly knew what needed to be done so we established a budget and Mon got straight on the sourcing the furnishings.

We decided that as she was the professional we would leave it entirely up to her. All we needed to do was communicate the feel we wanted and where we were pitching in the market.

The availability of furniture can be a challenge at the best of times, however Mon was able to get amazing pieces that worked brilliantly together, and we ended up with look that is truly stunning.

The whole job was completed within 2 weeks and with the apartment  looking amazing, we entered the market well ahead of most of the other properties.

Offers came in within days so Mon had certainly hit the mark with her great styling. To say that we’re happy with the outcome is an understatement. Mon was fantastic! She went out of her way to make sure we were happy with her ideas and proposed fit-out. She also has great contacts as she was able to get the furniture so quickly. Her communication was excellent, and the whole exercise was a very smooth and enjoyable one. I highly recommend Mon to anyone looking for great styling. If you have a challenge like competing with other properties in the market, she’s certainly one to have on your side. Thanks heaps Mon, you’re amazing!!'

M&J Bice, Canberra

 

 

'I was trying to sell an apartment unfurnished for a few weeks and did not receive any offers at all, even after a reasonable price drop. 

After engaging Monique's service, there were 7 groups through on the first viewing. Out of these seven groups, three showed considerable interest and one ended up purchasing the property at a price that was better than expected. 

Monique provided great service and did an excellent job on the styling, I didn't need to do anything at all. I will definitely use her service again when selling a property. I would also highly recommend her for anyone that wants to sell fast and at a top price.' 

M.I, Vendor

 '....We received almost 7,000 hits on Allhomes in our first week to market and had excellent interest at open-home with many prospective buyers commenting on the tremendous presentation and unique styling.   

The fact you visited our property prior to inspections on several occasions to ensure everything was in place enabled our sales team to get on with the job of marketing our property with confidence.  

We sold our home in less than 3 weeks. I am certain that the exceptional effort you made with our home paid dividends.  

We are thrilled with the outcome and we will be sure to refer our friends, clients and business associates to you if they are in need of fine quality home styling at very competitive rates....' 

Stan Platis, Regional Sales Director, Independent Property Group; Director, Real Estate Institute of Australia 

 

'We recently engaged Monique for an apartment sale in Lyons....this produced an exceptional result where our apartment sold for $20,000 more than a similar recent sale in the same complex - ours did not even have any heating or cooling but still sold for this much more!

Monique offers much more than a service, what Monique does is clearly an investment for those that are smart enough to appreciate the value of marketing and presentation when selling what is generally their largest asset.
I can highly recommend Monique to other agents or home sellers directly.'

 

Steven Thomas, Principal, Edge Real Estate  

 

'Thank you so much for styling my apartment Monique ,you did an amazing job.  I was thrilled with the level of service you provided and end result.  I will be sure to use you for my other properties.'

L.Clarke

 

 ‘I’m sitting in the kitchen looking at a Contract of Sale for $790K.  A price we could not have achieved without investing in you.  Thank you Monique.’  

A.McCallum
 
 
'I believe the staging done by Capital Property Styling and the attention to detail by Monique was the main reason the house in Forde was so well received by the market. I was overwhelmed by the response at the first two open houses and had over 11,000 hits on allhomes.com.au in 29 days until contracts were exchanged, well done Monique!' 

James Smith, Senior Property Consultant, First National Real Estate Gungahlin


‘You’re awesome Monique!  Thanks for everything.  I feel your styling really helped move the house.' 

J.Baird