Preparing The Inside Of A Lake Home To Sell

By: Hubert Miles

So you are considering selling your lake home. It may be scary in these tough economic times and you may need to consider staging your lake home to make your home more appealing and to get the price you desire. Staging your home is the act of arranging your home in a manner that is appealing to potential buyers.
To be really effective, you should look at both the interior and the exterior of your lake home. Here are three tips to get you started with the interior of your lake home:
1. Remove unneeded items. By removing unneeded items you can make your home feel larger than it may actually be. Remove things that you do not have to have like furniture, seasonal decorations, seasonal clothing, and other housewares that you can live without for a short period of time. You can either store these items in a garage or portable storage building.
2. Organize the cupboards and closets- By getting your cupboards and closets organized by color and types; it makes small spaces appear larger. This will help your home sell faster because most buyers want to see that the home has plenty of closet and cabinet space.
3. Make your lakefront home look like a show model. You want to make the interior match the surroundings so potential buyers can imagine themselves and their belongings occupying the space in your house. Things like pictures of boats, the lake, boat ores, and other signs related to the lake can be placed where personal photos used to be. Clear off kitchen counters as much as possible " hide all those counter top appliances you dont use, and place out some decorated canisters or put miscellaneous small items or fruit in some attractive baskets or glass vases.
Another tip that should not be overlooked is to think of yourself as the potential buyer that is seeing your lakefront home for the very first time. If there are things that you would like changed, it is likely that others will feel the same way. Try to make your home look the best.
And don't worry about spending a lot of money to get your house ready to sell you'll recoup it when your house sells. Proper staging helps you sell your house in a shorter period of time and at the price you want.

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Hubert Miles is the founder of Waterfront Houses USA, an online listing service that provides Lakefront Homes and Lake Homes For Sale available in the US and Canada.

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