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