Before and after the property staging

property stagingRetrospect: the kind of gift that would’ve been nice to have before you went and made a big mess of things. Though that would defeat the purpose, yeah, yeah…

Anyway, the old shack is sold and I’m living in a new places with fewer electrical problems and a door that doesn’t throw in the towel in a stiff breeze. Life is good from that perspective, but once again the old junk mail has given me pause for thought. There are people in Melbourne who do property staging, if you can believe it. Wasn’t too sure of the meaning when I read it on the flyer, but apparently they come around to your house like those people on the housing shows that Nina loves so much and make it presentable. And not just shifting around the sofas either. These people do full interior decorating, wallpapering, making sure you have the nicest taps so that people can walk around your home and gush about how they want to pay MORE than the asking price, probably. I guess if you’re good enough, you can get the price up from the get-go.

I still can’t believe I sold my old place. Pretty sure if I got Melbourne based property staging experts in, they’d faint in the doorway. It’s not MY fault, because I have been taught in the ways of DIY and I can do basic stuff. It’s just that when the door is coming off its hinges, the wallpaper was bought at an antiques roadshow and the decking is a crumbly canyon of ankle-grabbing death, there’s not much you can do to improve it. I should visit the old place and confirm my suspicions that they knocked it down and started again. Still, I would’ve liked to know what a property staging professional thought of the place. Maybe if we just moved the sofa over the hole in the wall, put a nice rug over the decking…things may not have been too bad.