Selling Your Home... And The Magic Power Of Closets...

Reblogger Gene Riemenschneider
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Point Real Estate DRE # 01492725

Selling a Home in Brentwood Ca

I think staging is one of the best tools you can use when Selling a Home.  Here is a great post on Home Staging and getting the home ready to sell.

For more information on Selling a Home in Brentwood or beyond give me a call at 925-260-4321.

Original content by Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556 NYS# 10491202097

At first, when you are thinking of the closets in your home for sale they may seem very insignificant or unassuming rooms to you. Reality, however, is that closets can be real "magic" selling features. Homes must have storage. From clothes to toys, food to cleaning supplies, closets are at the very heart of every clean and organized home. So in the end, it seems to make a lot of sense to spend some time and effort into getting these often neglegted and abused rooms into prime showing condition.

The initial thing to do when revamping your closets is to get rid of the clutter! Everyone of us is a little bit guilty of holding onto clothes and other "valuables" that are no longer needed or used. These "stored" items can make closets burst at the seems and can turn a ready and willing buyer off in no time.

After you donated or sold these no longer needed "treasures" it's time to get organized. Even simple and inexpensive fixes can make a real difference. First, freshen your closets up with a neutral coat of new paint and then organize your closets by color sorting your clothes, grouping like items such as pants and shirts, and transferring smaller items into storage totes or boxes. You can also remove off season clothes and store them by themselves. Tame your shoe and tie collections with racks. Make sure that you can see as much flooring as possible in your closets. The less there is in your closets the larger they'll appear to potential home buyers. 

Are you needing to organize your kitchen pantry and cabinets? Use the same principles as with your bedroom and other storage closets. Remove un-needed items, get storage totes, boxes and/or racks for small and miscellaneous items, and then group like items together.

Every closet needs shelving, racks, poles and hooks. Depending on your budget there’s a wide range of choices available. Simple and inexpensive Rubbermaid shelving can be put up in a multitude of configurations and can be installed with nothing more than a drill and a screwdriver.


However, custom built-in California type units can make your potential buyers take immediate notice and put your home at the top of their final list. And it's even better if you have walk-in closets. Walk-ins are super selling points in any size and style home, so make sure to maximize the show-stopper potential of these spaces with well thought-out storage elements.

The main key with walk-in closets is to allow buyers to see the true size and sheer functionality of these rooms. You don’t want buyers to be overwhelmed by your junk and mess the minute they open a door... and yes, they most certainly will open your closets!

Instead, let them be inspired by the sheer organization and the unbelievable amount of space your closets have to offer!




Westchester County - Phyllis Lerner, Realtor Phyllis Lerner, Realtor

Broker / Owner

Westchester County NY - Real Estate Listings, Sales, Rentals & Services

Voted 2010/2011 FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent by Westchester Magazine

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Thanks Gene for reading and re-blogging - it's much appreciated...

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