STAGING YOUR BATHROOMS FOR “SHOW AND SELL”
Focus your efforts on staging in strategic areas. Your bathroom is one of those. People will inspect bathrooms. They look under toilet seats and inside toilet boxes. Prospective buyers don’t want a public bathroom “feel” about what will be their most private place. Here are a few tips to help you stage your bathrooms properly: • Aim for a spa-like look and feel. Beautiful bathrooms are a big draw for buyers. Since you obviously can’t create a real spa at home, your best option is to make the best of what you already have. With a few changes here and there, you can give your bathrooms a spa- like look and feel that prospective buyers will love, so keep this in mind as you make the changes below. • Give the bathroom a thorough cleaning. This should be obvious, but clean everything thoroughly, remove stains, and make sure everything is immaculately spotless. Clean water-stained shower doors with a lime-dissolving detergent. You can also hire a professional to refinish a stained bathtub. Cleaning might not be the most exciting task in the world, but it’s very important to do, as this gives buyers the impression that your home is well-maintained. • Ensure there are no cleaning products in sight. Yes, you need them to get that thoroughly clean look that will impress, but leaving buckets, mops, and supplies around gives your bathroom a janitorial closet feel that implies housework and maintenance, not the beautiful spa-like experience buyers want to imagine they can get from a bathroom.
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