Tips & tricks

[declutter]

tidy up & clean your property before showing it

put away (or into storage) your personal ornaments, pictures, collections etc.

[freshen-up]

display fresh flowers & plants

get rid of dated carpets, rugs etc.

cover worn sofas & armchairs with throws

paint walls with off-white colours

if you have pets, try to keep them elsewhere for visits and get rid of residual smells

[re-arrange]

put large pieces of furniture into storage

de-personalize your space

make sure that your furnishings have visual connection

make a space appear larger, lighter, brighter using simple elements & textures

[style]

add chic accessories - cushions, silk throws, candles etc

use lighting to create atmosphere

display "life-style" items e.g. art-books, champagne, designer-clothes etc.

[present]

only express positive reasons for moving

enhance the good aspects, conceal the bad, divert attention from the ordinary

your neighbours are always great

stress any good facilities your neighbourhood offers