how to stage your home (or how to move house without moving)

stairsWe finally decided to go ahead with a viewing of our house to some prospective purchasers. I had cleaned the house till it gleamed. What started out as a dust and tidy turned into a manic re-organisational spree.

The pictures that have been on the floor for months (make that years) have been hung. Shelves have been de-cluttered, cushions arranged and candles lit. The entire house may not quite have had a feng shui makeover but there is an air of calm and (relative) sophistication. Continue reading

The gloves are off: How to sell in a depressed market?

for-sale-2-brightSo now we had set about a chain of events that might make the pigeon house ours. But first we had to figure out how to how to sell our house in a depressed climate? The answers were very clear, they just weren’t very easy. Continue reading