I’ve never thought much of staging houses – in fact, I think it’s a complete waste of money – but here’s a new trend, from California, naturally, that’s bound to work and would be fun to do: trashing a house to convey what a cheap deal it is. Toss some used mattresses in the front yard, a couple of broken bicycles and a rotted-out RV and presto! Instant Cos Cob! And where is real estate cheaper than there, eh?
Seriously, apparently the idea is to suggest tha were you to clear away the clutter you’d have yourself a real deal – and you’re smarter than all those folks who can’t see that, right? Might work. Then again, people might just mistake the place for my house, and I’m not selling. Worth a try, though.