Successful Realtor Offers Tips on Decorating Your House to Sell

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Long-time Prescott realtor Kathleen Yamauchi has a new article on her web site, http://www.kathleeny.com, about how to decorate your house to maximize your chances of selling. In “Tips on Decorating Your House to Sell,” Yamauchi shows that she favors the minimalist approach when it comes to decorating.

Long-time Prescott realtor Kathleen Yamauchi has a new article on her web site, http://www.kathleeny.com, about how to decorate your house to maximize your chances of selling.

In “Tips on Decorating Your House to Sell,” Yamauchi shows that she favors the minimalist approach when it comes to decorating. Having too many family photographs on display can detract from the showing, as people will focus on the family and people rather than the house itself, Yamauchi says.

Other tips include:

  • Minimize. Put away everything that isn’t absolutely essential. Even if you have get down on your knees and beg your neighbor for some storage space in their garage, (or rent a storage locker), do it. Remember, it isn’t forever, and you might find you can live without some of that stuff.
  • Organize. This is a good time to tackle that filing you’ve been putting off, and organizing your craft materials and other projects. Once again, get rid of anything you can live without temporarily. Better yet, start packing! And by the way, it’s easy these days to find attractive, inexpensive baskets in stores from WalMart to PierOne. Use those baskets to help keep you organized. A large basket can be used to stash magazines and coasters under the coffee table. Baskets can also be put to good use in bathrooms – put away all your personal items like make-up, toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. People can get distracted looking at the brand names of products you use; plus, having all that stuff around makes the house look used.
  • Arrange. The things you do keep around can be rearranged in attractive ways to make your house look interesting. In the kitchen, for example, group canisters together. Spreading them out makes counter space look smaller. The same goes for ledges, end tables, bookcase, and fireplace mantels. Group no more than 3 things together, making sure they’re varying heights, and mix graduate sizes. For example, group 2 candles on one side of the mantel, and something smaller on the other side.

Along with the article, the web site contains other resources to help people looking to buy or sell their properties.

For more information, contact Kathleen Yamauchi at http://www.kathleeny.com.

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