Tips & tricks


tidy up & clean your property before showing it

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


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


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


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.


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