With an oversized empty nest, Maria wants to sell her four-bedroom detached home in leafy Burghfield Village, West Berkshire. But with just five viewings in two years, the listing has flat-lined despite a deep reduction in the price. With its garage and garden, the home has lots to offer. But its plain master bedroom, dated décor and mismatched colour scheme are proving a major turnoff. Maria is desperate to downsize, and says she’s ready to move on. But she has also refused to put a ‘for sale’ sign on the lawn.
Enter real estate experts John Rennie and Sofie Allsopp. They promise to transform the home’s prospects. And while John gets tough with the agent and overhauls the marketing plan, Sofie takes a less-is-more approach to the interiors, and adds a much-needed touch of class. Will the spectacular results reel in a buyer?