What does your closet tell a homebuyer?

What does your closet tell a homebuyer?

This past week I visited several clients and offered them a Home Staging consultation in preparation of the sale of their home. Not one, but two clients showed me very interesting closets that raised some questions. When preparing a home for sale, I always emphasize that the home seller has to show the purpose of the room. Showing multiple functions can be very confusing for buyers, especially when they are looking online. Think of exercise equipment in the master bedroom or an office set up on the formal dining table. It might work for you but will it appeal to other homebuyers? When walking through one house I found picture albums in the laundry room’s closet. Not a very dry place to store them for one but why picture albums here? The other house I visited showed clothes folded in the pantry: Do they get dressed in the kitchen? What these closets show buyers is that your storage space is not sufficient. By keeping clothes in the pantry you show them the walk-in closet is not big enough. Picture albums in the laundry room tell your buyer there is no separate storage for items like these. Storage is a very important element when selling and it is important to take the time to show that well. Preparing your property for sale is a crucial step to take before listing. Not only does your home need to be clean and well kept, you need to show buyers what a great house you are offering – every square foot of it. Home Staging tips from a Certified Staging Professional: Easy steps...
Is your bathroom ready for sale?

Is your bathroom ready for sale?

You have booked this great hotel for the weekend and are looking forward to some time away. The room looks great: Clean bed, TV, nice view. You enter the bathroom and….find a toothbrush on the counter with a used piece of soap next to it. Bummer! Just when you thought you could relax, you have to call the front desk and ask for housekeeping to come and clean your room. Funny isn’t it. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people have stayed in this room before and used this bathroom but, do we really want to know? When preparing your home for sale, the story is no different: A clean bathroom is a must when selling your property – first impressions are priceless! A couple of bathroom staging tips from a Certified Staging Professional : Put away all your personal care products, toothbrushes, soaps and shampoos. Remove all mats and toilet covers Hang new, clean towels for the duration of the sale. Add a small green plant to the counter for a fresh and clean appearance My best staging tip for bathrooms is to purchase a small container with a lid. Add all your personal products and toothbrushes to this container and store it in the vanity. You can place the container on the counter in the morning and evening so you have access to all your things. After use you close the lid, tuck it under and wipe your counters clean. The potential buyer needs to be able to envision themselves in this room, getting ready in the morning and before they go to sleep. With your products out of...

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