Preparing Your Home For Sale The Living And Family Rooms

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Living And Family Rooms

Since Living and Family Rooms are often times shared space for family members, family time, television and entertaining it’s important to ensure the space is restful, functional and again, uncluttered.

1.       Consider removing to storage extra furniture that makes the room feel cramped.


2.       Is it clear how the space is utilized?  Arrange furniture to convey the features and functionality of the room(s).  Create conversation areas, TV viewing areas, and define the options for space utilization. 

3.       Clean flooring whether it’s shampooing carpets or polishing wood floors.  Pay particular attention to areas of high traffic.  Area rugs should be clean as well.

4.       Remove all ashes and soot from the fireplace.  Give attention to the fireplace screen, firewood grate, fireplace tools and any storage bins for firewood making sure they are clean and polished if necessary.  The hearth and mantle should also be cleaned and clear of clutter.


5.       Arrange books and decorative items on bookshelves in a pleasant, organized manner.  The same applies to end and coffee table tops.  If your magazine subscriptions have piled up its time to either store, trash or giveaway excess editions.


6.       Entertainment cabinets can become unorganized quickly with stacks of DVDs, CDs and remote control devices.  Pack away what you aren’t using and make a neat and organized presentation.


7.       If you have a book, record or other type of collection on display that’s great as long as any items of value are packed away and that the display is organized and uncluttered.


8.       Replace any burnt out bulbs in lamps and overhead light fixtures.


9.       If you have pets who love the sofa or other upholstered furniture and have a tendency to shed be sure to clear away the shedding regularly.


10.   Generally it’s a good idea to remove and store highly personal items such as pictures of family members and religious artifacts and of course, items of value should be packed away as well.

 
In your living areas your goal is to establish the warmth, comfort and functionality 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].

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