A few weeks ago, our colleague, Paul Fensom, blogged about his neighbor who had to move under unfortunate circumstances. This neighbor’s father, suffering from Alzheimer’s, had to be moved to a long term care facility but as the father had never finalized powers of attorney, the PGT became his guardian for property and the daughter who lived with him was put out of the home so the house could be sold all despite the father’s informally expressed intention that she be able to remain there for her lifetime (and receive the house as a gift following his death).
The family photos had to go and the walls needed painting. After three decades in the same home, feelings were bound to run deep
Original Post by: Karen Alton
From The Globe and Mail Published on Tuesday, May. 04,
Back in the sixties, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross codified the five stages of grief to help us cope with the loss of a loved one. Recently, I discovered that the emotional turmoil of home staging plays out in a weirdly similar fashion. Trust me, there is a thin line between grief and interior decorating for a quick sale.