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Introduction

Now that you've bought your property, it's time to decide on a category. Keep in mind that you may already own objects that can't be used in the new category, you will lose any visitor hours you have acquired thus far and you can't change to another category for 7 days.

Available Categories

Here is a breakdown of all the available property categories and the special objects that can only be used in them:

Category Motives Special Objects Comments

Welcome
Easy None If helping out new players is what you enjoy doing then opt for the welcome category. You won't get any special objects, but new players will drop in on you first.

Money
Hard All Job Objects This is the only category where you can use the single and group job objects. TIP: Specialize in one or two objects i.e. gnomes, people tend to look for a place where more people are making money with a certain skill.

Skills
Hard All Skill Objects This is the only category where you can use the objects to raise one of your skills. TIP: Specialize in only one or two skills, that way you don't have two working on this, three on that and one on another.

Services
Average
You are able to green up your Sim faster here than any other category, and provide a place for players who want to create custom content using the Workbench.

Entertainment
Easy
Everyone loves a party and this is the perfect category for it. You get the use of the DJ Booth and the dance floor. Build the best dance club in your city, just don't forget our invite to opening night.

Romance
Easy
The category of amour. The motives are easy here so your Sim will stay greener longer, which gives you more time to spend cuddling or doing 'other' things with that special someone. One word of advice, a romance lot tends to attract some odd people.

Shopping
Average
With this category you have the ability to buy items from the catalog at a discount (up to 62% off) the more you buy the lower price you will pay. You can also set these items for sale so that others may buy them from you. This can be quite a lucrative category if you take advantage of the discounts and treat your customers fair.

Games
Easy
Create your own Vegas or Atlantic City here. Be creative with other games, jackpots and themed nights.

Offbeat
Easy None Sadly you don't get anything with this category. Though there are some very interesting homes and people that live here.

Residence
Average
Home Sweet Home. This is for people who just want a home and nothing more.

None
Unknown None When you buy your property this is the default setting. You don't get to use any of the special objects nor will you appear on any of the top 100 lists or map filters.

How to Switch Categories

Changing your property category is pretty straight forward and simple. First you will need to make sure that your property is empty or closed for at least one minute. If you are on your property, now is the time for you and your roommates to exit. If you still have visitors after you and your roommates have left, they will be ejected from the property in a few moments.


Property Unoccupied

Next click on where the no category symbol is in your Property Page, the circle with a line through it (or if you are switching from another category, the old category). A menu listing the different categories will pop up. You can click on each one and read a bit more about it. Be sure to take note of the different tuning and benefits of each property category before making a final selection.


Property Categories Menu

Upon clicking a property category icon, a confirmation window will pop up. Once you are sure that the category you have selected is the one you want (remember you cannot change again for 7 days!) click yes. If you aren't sure, then alternatively click no.


Confirm Property Category Change

Congratulations, you have now changed your property's category. All tuning and benefit changes will take effect immediately. Remember, if a property category does not work out for you, you can change it again after a week.


Property Category