Our son, who lives in Melbourne, decided to sell his Havelcok North house after he had it rented out for 3 years. He asked us to look after, whatever was needed!

We knew how uninviting a bare house looks with no furniture and we had heard about House Presentations Ltd. and suggested this to our son and daughter-in-law. The housing market was slow and he and his wife wanted every effort made to sell their house.

His wife telephoned Vivian and then came to Havelock North and they discussed a plan.

Within a few days the house was wonderfully and very tastefully furnished. Little “grace notes” were artfully places such as a coffee Espresso Machine, a beautiful bowl full of pears, pictures on the walls, a tray set for gins and tonics, rolled towels in the bathrooms etc.

The whole effect just transformed the house.

Vivian was very willing to listen to suggestions and changed a few items. Nothing was too much trouble. She was a delightful person to be with and one had to admire her expertise.

we are certain her presentation was instrumental in the house selling under 3 weeks.

We wish Vivian and her Company continuing success.

Nola & David Bassett

‘The property sold within the week and where the Real Estate Agent had told us to expect $190,000 the property actually sold for $230,000’.

We have used Vivian’s service previously, when we were looking to sell a rental property. The House was not tenanted and although a good house it looked poorer for not having any furniture.

I spoke to Vivian on the Tuesday, she came and had a look on the Thursday and then spent all day on Saturday and a good part of Sunday trying out various furniture to fit with the age of the property. The results were amazing and taking pictures of the property and forwarding to those who had helped us paint, the couldn’t believe it was the same property.

The property sold within the week and where the Real Estate Agent had told us to expect $190,000 the property actually sold for $230,000. The difference was undoubtedly the way Vivian had laid out each room to maximize its benefits and even working with her gave us hints for our own property.

Vivian is an artist in the wider sense of the word and the fact that she lifted out property to $40,000 above market value in a depressed market speaks volumes for her ability. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vivian to anyone else who needs their house “redressed for sale”.

Vaughan & Angie Walsh

Thank you Vivian. It worked – We listed at 9am and had a signed contract at 7pm!

The house looked fantastic and we achieved our target price on day one – which was above the agents’ valuation.

I must admit though that we thought we knew best how our house should look, full of a family’s clutter. However once we had cleared it all out and allowed you to dress our house it just looked fabulous. You matched the look and feel through the house to lift it well above how we had presented it. For us, less was more, and your finishing touches made the house look so inviting.

I am happy to recommend you to future customers and my advice to them is to trust you.

Thanks again.

Peter Edwards

Many thanks for staging my home successfully. You had the knowledge and experience of visual orientation and that is always a bonus on top of your other skills. My house was sold within a few weeks of staging!

Some say that staging is not necessary, but if you see how Vivian can transform your house, then it is worth the time involved. Remember time is money!

Regi Nair

Many thanks for your superb presentation of our house.
It was obviously a winner! It’s been a pleasure working with you,
and we wish you all the best for the future…

Anne and Richard

The house looks great – thanks very much for your valued help – and for being able to do it so quickly…


Wow! Lowry looks fantastic!!! Thank you so much, you have given it the feel factor…


Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.  Thank you so much.  We are really happy with your work…