Show Homes and Home Staging in Surrey,
London and the South East

by Emma Sturgess-Lief, House Wow® Associate

House Surgery and Show Home Designers have prepared property for sale for clients in some of the most prestigious property in London and the South East. Owner and lead Interior Designer, Emma Sturgess-Lief is a specialist in designing unique and bespoke Show Homes. Builders and property developers who require a show home to showcase their properties receive an exemplary level of service and project management. Furniture rental and a full house dressing service is available for empty executive property for property investors or residential home owners who demand the highest quality house dressing. Discerning buyers need to be able to visualise the aspirational life style appeal and full potential of a property and the Show Home Designers company delivers exactly that.

For information about pricing and availability contact Emma for more details.



• Show homes - Purchase

• Show homes - Rental

• Home Stagings Consultations

• Home Stagings

• Interior Design

• Furniture Rental

• Furniture Hire

• House Makeovers

• Serviced Accommodation (SA)

• Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)



• London
• Surrey
• The South East
• West London
• South London


Client Testimonials

Show Home for Property Developers in London

"From our initial contact through to the completion of the show home, we were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, creatism and overall service provided by Show Home Designers. The thorough examination of options and themes at the outset together with an obvious dedication to detail have resulted in an excellent show home which shows the properties to their full potential. We have an extensive residential portfolio and will undoubtedly utilize your skills in the future. Thank's so much." Laura and Mark, Burleigh Estates, Mayfair, London.

Home Owner Property Presentation in Surrey

"Many thanks for all your help getting the house ready to sell- its over to the estate agents now! The finished result is super and we were really pleased with the way the project was completed in accordance with the agreed timescale. Many thanks for all your efforts!"
Mr and Mrs Hutchinson, Surrey

Home Staging to Sell in London

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work you and the house surgery took to dress my property. Your work has been a major factor in our marketing success. I am very pleased with the finished product. I remember clearly walking into the property and thinking "wow". My initial thoughts were you both were quite pedantic but soon realised this is a reflection of your drive and determination to creating the "wow" factor. I look forward to working a lot more closely in future property dressing both before and after development."
Joseph Meawad, London

Show Home Dressing for Developer in Hampstead

"The show home looks fantastic!! We could not have wished for better. We absolutely love the attention to detail you have applied to your work and the service you provided throughout the whole process was exemplary. We are very impressed to say the least. Thank you so much to you and your team for pulling out all the stops to get this project finished in such a short timeframe we really appreciate your efforts. We look forward to long and fruitful business rapport with show home designers."
Scott and Penny, Parker Developments, Hampstead

To find out how we can help you with your Show Home or Home Staging project in Surrey, Essex or London - get in touch here.

Home Staging Blog

How to Sell a Home for the best price in any market

Presentation, price and marketing are crucial if you want to get the best price for your property when you come to sell.

1. Property presentation. Wow factor and aspirational lifestyle appeal sells property. We can help you with the presentation so that you home or investment property stands out in the crowd and appeals to a wide range of viewers. Just get in touch here.

2. A realistic valuation will ensure that you enter the market and get the immediate attention of ready, willing and able buyers. Compare sold property prices at zoopla or the land registry, for similar property locally with similar features. Note the 'sold' not advertised price, as some sellers have inflated ideas of the value of their home but they do not achieve this. Get three estate agent valuations.

3. So how do you choose the best Estate Agent for the marketing? Here's some tips to help you select a good estate agent:

• If you feel that your property could benefit from some updating: Beware of estate agents that recommend you sell it as it is. (This is often done because they can then sell it a reduced rate to a developer who may well give them a small brown envelope of extra cash for their help; and it stands to reason that the developer will make the profit you could have made).
• Look for a demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the market in your local area.
• Quiz your selected agents about buyer preferences and the likely type of buyers for you property.
• Look for useful suggestions on how to sell quickly or push the value of your property up.

• Track Record - look for other houses using them and how many have 'sold' signs up.

• Professionalism - How well do they present themselves? Do they leave you with a valuation package? Do they show you relative comparables of properties they have recently sold?

• Do not sign lengthy tie in contracts that stop you from selling with another agent if you are unhappy with their services (if they are as good as they say they are they should not need these and you should not need to change agent).

Making sure you have the right agent and making your property more desirable and competitive will really benefit you. Choose your estate agent wisely, any agent can sell in a booming market but you will need a really good agent to get you the best price in a declining market, choose a knowledgeable agent who really knows the area and has been around during difficult times.

Be smart and don't simply be swayed by the agent who comes in with the highest valuation, some do this just to get your property on their books. Then once tied in to a contract, they will waste your time slowly bringing the price down to where they should have valued it at previously.

Get 3 or 4 valuations to ascertain a realistic price, and remember wasted time on the market at a price that is too high could loose you much more in the long run and especially in a difficult market.

You need someone you can trust to give you honest objective advice. Be very wary of long sole agency tie-ins and where possible keep them low, I recommend 4 weeks maximum or less and if possible avoid them altogether. Always read your contract thoroughly and make sure you understand it before signing. Did you know that you are legally able to market and sell your property privately alongside your sole agent; See more information on Estate Agent Contracts here. You can check out the price properties have sold for recently in your area for free on be careful not to over price your property if you need to sell urgently, as this could be your downfall in a sliding market. If you purchased your property some years ago and have not remortgaged to the hilt then you should be able to sustain a price drop and still come out on top with a decent profit. Remember; if you are buying again you will also benefit from the lower prices available so it's not all doom and gloom. Maximising your property's appeal will help soften the blow and ensure you get optimum results in a difficult market climate.

So, if you're thinking of moving get in touch with Emma for further advice and recommendations about Home Staging to sell your home.
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