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House Doctor

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A house doctor, also known as a property doctor, is a professional who specialises in preparing residential properties for sale or rent. Their primary role is to enhance the visual appeal and marketability of a house by making strategic changes and improvements. House doctors work closely with homeowners or real estate agents to transform a property into an inviting and attractive space that appeals to potential buyers or tenants.

The tasks of a house doctor typically involve various aspects of interior design and home improvement. They may provide recommendations on decluttering, rearranging furniture, adding decorative elements, painting walls, improving lighting, and addressing minor repairs or upgrades. Their goal is to create an appealing atmosphere that allows potential buyers or tenants to envision themselves living in the space.

The term "house doctor" originated in the field of real estate staging and property presentation. It symbolizes the idea of a professional who diagnoses and cures any issues a house may have in terms of its marketability. The concept gained popularity in the 1970s and 1980s in the United States, as the real estate industry recognised the impact of presenting properties in the best possible light to attract buyers and achieve higher selling prices. Since then, the term has been widely adopted and is now used globally to describe professionals who specialise in property staging and preparation.

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