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5 Tips for Staging your Lake House on Norris Lake

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Did you know that a well-maintained and attractive vacation home in Norris Lake, TN tends to sell more quicker and for a higher price? Home staging and makeovers aren't anything new but it does make a lake house more attractive for potential home buyers to picture themselves living in your vacation home at Norris Lake, Tennessee.

5 Tips for Staging your Lake House

The goal in home staging is to decorate your lake house to showcase it's best features. Thus, make it more attractive to potential home buyers. Creating that positive first impression is key when selling any vacation home on Norris Lake. With a small investment in cleaning supplies, neutral furnishings and the proper furniture placement you can get the edge over competing sellers in your market as well as add thousands of dollars to your property value.

1. Clean up

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First impressions are very important! Make your lake home on Norris Lake sparkle from top to bottom!


If you're planning an open house the vacation home should be clean from top to bottom. Inside and out! Don't forget the garage as well as the patio deck and boat dock. Potential buyers should have a lasting impression when they visit your lake house. Remember that the majority of home buyers looking for lake homes on Norris Lake are from out of state! No one wants to come home to a dirty house!

2. De-clutter and Dispose

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Removing clutter can often make a space seem larger and help showcase your vacation home's amenities!


It's important to create lots of space to make your lake house on Norris Lake more sellable. Be sure to declutter and dispose of any items from your kitchen and bathroom counter-tops. Pull up old carpets or remove area rugs to showcase your hardwood floors.

3. Organize

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Re-organize your space and put away any clutter to help bring out your lake homes beauty!


Storage is a priority for many home buyers especially in closets and cabinets. Prioritize and re-organize by neatly storing all of your personal items to maximize space.  Put away any clutter that may be hiding potential storage space.

4. Furnish Empty Rooms

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Furnishing empty rooms can help potential home buyers get a good sense of the living space!


Too much space can sometimes work against you. Especially if home buyers can't get a good sense of space with an empty room. Staging a room with the right furniture can make it easier for buyers to imagine living in the space.

5. Curb Appeal

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Keep your lawn well maintained with landscaping to make your lake house more inviting!


The more inviting the outside the more likely and excited people will be to see the inside. Make sure the entryway to your lake home looks pristine. A well maintained lawn and a little landscaping from your local home renovation store can do some wonders.

 

Have a home staging tip or recommendation of your own? Please share your comments.


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