If you want to impress high-end buyers, you’ll need to do more than just tidy up and brew some coffee.
The practice of home staging, in which vendors dress a house before they put it on the market, started in America in the late 1990s and has been creeping into Britain ever since. “I first saw it when I was an agent in Notting Hill in 2001,” recalls Henry Sherwood, managing director of the Buying Agents. “There was an American woman who, whenever she had a viewing, would bake bread and put on fresh coffee, as she’d been told people like those smells. But her family got sick of the bread, so we were getting six loaves a day in the office. And every time she came in, she’d be charged up on caffeine.”
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