Sharon Tara isn't local, so she can't stage your home to sell...but her advice is good across the country and even across the world! It's so important to be move-in ready and appear to have plenty of storage space in closets and drawers!
Home Staging Tip For Sellers: Capitalize on Your Closets. Every closet, cabinet and drawer in your home has the potential to impress a buyer. Home Staging isn't just about furniture, paint color and fresh towels.
Home staging is about creating a perception of value in the minds of potential buyers.
Advertisers spend a lot of time, effort and money making their products appealing. Every image, color and font is specifically chosen to be attractive to buyers and to make the product stand out from the competition. It's no different when selling your house. If you want buyers to choose your home over the others on the market, you need to make sure it's more appealing and more memorable.
One seldom used strategy for appealing to buyers is impressing them with organization.
Clean, organized cabinets and closets send a message to buyers that a very organized, meticulous person lives there.
The entire house is then perceived as being well maintained.
It really isn't that much extra work...consider it a headstart on your packing.
Take one room or closet at a time.
Remove all off-season clothing.
Pull out everything you don't use on a daily basis.
Divide into three piles...
All remaining items should be arranged neatly, putting like items together and storing small items in matching storage containers.
Having labels facing out will create an even greater sense of order.
Make sure closet floors are free of clutter, swept, and clean.
Make sure cabinet shelves are clean and either painted or covered with shelf liner.
Wipe all drawers in kitchen and bathrooms with a damp cloth. Don't forget to clean out medicine cabinets.
Hire a cleaning service or professional Home Stager to do the work for you, if you prefer.
Your competition will not be making the extra effort ... giving you the advantage.
So, why not capitalize on your closets?