• May 29, 2017

Bathrooms Play a Huge Role in Selling Your Home

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Bathrooms Play a Huge Role in Selling Your Home

Bathrooms are just as important to some buyers as bedrooms are, so if yours is not well maintained, buyers make look elsewhere. Before showing your home, make small updates to your bathroom, give it a thorough cleaning, and make the room look as appealing as possible.

While you may have planned at least one full bathroom renovation for selling your home that you never got around to, you don’t need to completely strip your bathrooms to make them “sellable.” You only need a little vision, a lot of cleaning products, and the mind set that neutral sells.

Clear off your countertops and stow away personal items.
This tip ties into that blank canvas goal that sellers strive for. Leaving personal belongings out on your countertops and in plain sight can make buyers feel as if they’re intruding on your personal space, rather than help them envision themselves using the bathroom as their own in the future.

Maximize and maintain storage.
Keep your items neatly stowed away in your cupboards, as buyers will want to open and look inside these spaces. Anything that doesn’t fit neatly in a cupboard or linen closet can be stored in decorative baskets and containers, as long as they fit in with the other décor and enhance the room’s luxurious, neutral feel.

Focus improvement efforts on visible areas.
It is not reasonable to completely renovate every room of your home before selling. Instead, you can make minor improvements where they will be noticed in your bathroom to really make an impact on buyers. Consider painting the walls, installing a modern faucet and light fixtures, updating the cabinet hardware, and replacing towel bars. You might also consider changing the floor and/or shower tiles, shower door, and countertops, but only where they are extremely outdated and may deter buyers from making an offer, as these changes can be quite expensive when selling a home.

Clean thoroughly and keep cleaning products out of sight.
Even though your home is not new, buyers want it to feel new when they move in. So, you should dedicate plenty of effort into cleaning every surface in your bathroom to give buyers the “new” feel they crave. Once your bathroom is sparkling clean, make sure all your cleaning products and any other extra necessities you keep around for convenience, including toilet brushes, sponges, rolls of paper towels, etc., are kept out of sight, as they take away from the overall look of the room and remind buyers that other people use the bathroom.

Use simple decorative items to give your bathrooms a luxurious feel.
These towels, baskets, plants, and metal fixtures should be neutral, simple, and somewhat functional. Light fluffy towels, candles, soap dishes, plants, and even a stool or appropriate ottoman can be added to the room to keep it from looking empty, while showing guests you put effort into impressing them with your bathroom’s elegant simplicity.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/