Prescott, AZ (PRWEB) August 1, 2006
Long-time Prescott realtor Kathleen Yamauchi has a new article on her web site, http://www.kathleeny.com, about successfully staging the inside of your home before you sell.
“3 Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro” has tips on ways to prepare a house before listing in order to minimize selling time and maximizing profits. Here are 3 tips to get you started with the inside of your home:
1. De-clutter. This is one of the most important things you can do. It might be easier to think of de-cluttering like this – you’re moving anyway, so why not start packing now?
Pack up everything you don’t need and store the boxes out of sight in the garage (or consider temporarily renting a small storage locker).
2, Organize your closets - put similar colors together, pants together, skirts together, shirts together etc. Why? Because it will make the closets look bigger. (Really.) An organized closet appears bigger, and you want your closets to look as spacious as possible.
3. Make your home look like a model. You want to de-personalize as much as possible so potential buyers can imagine themselves and their own belongings occupying the space in your house. That means minimizing – putting away everything you don’t need or use. Clear off kitchen counters as much as possible – stash all those appliances you don’t use, and put miscellaneous small clutter in a few attractive baskets or boxes
“Staging a home can be compared to setting the scene for a prospective buyer to imagine himself, his family and his possessions happily occupying your home,” said Yamauchi. “In order for that to happen, the seller has to take herself out of the picture. I provide tips to help you do just that.”
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.