Game Rooms, Media Rooms, Studies and Laundry Rooms...if you are fortunate to have specialty rooms they can be
great features to make your home distinctive and attract to buyers. Showcase them for what they are: added value to the home. The tips below will help you best maximize
the buyers’ experience of each space.
If your game room is equipped with a pool table,
foos ball table, pin pong table, poker
table or other such equipment make sure it hasn’t become a collecting ground
for miscellaneous items. Clean tables off
and make them look game ready. 2.
Organize accessories in a decorative manner
drawing attention to this being the fun zone. 3.
Clean and shine tables and accessories. 4.
If you have cabinets or shelving with board
games make sure they are neat and organized, not just piled on the shelves or
in the cabinets. 5.
Pay close attention to flooring as spills often happen
in the fun zone then are forgotten and hidden under the tables and chairs. Do any necessary cleaning or repairs to flooring.
Relaxation is the ambiance you want to create in
your media room. Whether you have
chairs or couches make them look as comfortable and inviting as possible and if
the room feels cramped, remove some things to storage. 2.
Put away excess pillows, blankets or throws that
can tend to accumulate on family movie night. 3.
Organize your DVDs, CDs and other media to
create a neat presentation. 4.
Unless you are planning on including your media
equipment as part of the sale be sure to exclude it in the listing information.
Since this is usually a place where work gets
done present it accordingly by clearing off the desk or work station and removing
any furniture that doesn’t contribute to an office environment. While Aunt Gertrude’s buffet may have worked
in the study for you, unless you’ve converted it to bookshelves or functional
equipment storage it’s probably time to store it while your home is on the
Books, equipment and supplies on shelving should
be neatly arranged and uncluttered. 3.
Power cords to a multitude of devices with a
multitude of expansion plugs or extension cords can create an image of a lack
of power for equipment. Unplug and store
any unnecessary devices. 4.
If the space allows staging then a comfortable chair
with a warm lamp beside it is a nice touch.
The Laundry Rom
Once again, organization and de-cluttering are
important. Consolidate any duplicate cleaning products if you can and organize your supplies neatly. 2.
Clean all leftover detergent or soap scum from washing
machine surfaces giving it a nice shine. 3.
Dust off your dryer removing all leftover lint. 4.
If you have a sink in your laundry room keep it
clean and clutter free as well. 5.
If your laundry room doubles as a pantry or
other storage keep it organized and neat. Specialty rooms bring added value you your home. Help buyers see the value by showing them the
wonderful features of the space.
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Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®.
She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen,
Frisco, Anna, Melissa and Van Alstyne, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620
1615/cell, 972 375 9448/office or via email at [email protected]. To subscribe to my monthly email
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Author:Sandy Setliff Phone: 818-519-3670 Dated: February 22nd 2014 Views: 1,043 About Sandy: Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in C...
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