What's in your closet? Bethesda, MD or Washington D.C. it matters.

Home Stager with Home Staging by Vivian LLC
What Closets Tell Buyers 
  Closet Organizing
Buyers make assumptions on the condition of a property by how organized/cluttered closets and storage areas are. Below are closet ideas that help sell a home. 
  • Master Bedroom Closets -The closets in the master bedroom often tell a story of the homeowners' lifestyle.  If one closet is empty, it can signal a possible divorce.  If necessary, borrow clothes from a friend so there are clothes in every closet. Bedroom closets that are cluttered and unorganized can send the message that there isn't enough storage.  Take time to put away clothes that are out of season and weed out clothes that haven't been worn in awhile to give the closet a larger appearance.
  • Foyer / Hall Closet - One of the first closets that a prospective buyer sees is in the foyer or front hallway.  Empty out the closet so that only a few coats are hanging and put away and organize the hats, phone books and other items that are usually thrown into the foyer closet! Baskets work well here to organize small items like gloves, scarves and hats.
  • Linen Closets - Big or small, make sure that all of the sheets and towels are folded and organized.  If you have a large number of sheets and towels that aren't being used, consider packing them away, donating them or throwing away the oldest and most worn ones so that your linen closet appears to have more room.
  • Storage Closets - Every home has a closet that is used to store items and often times these items get thrown in and rarely organized.  If you have one of these closets or rooms, take some time to organize what is inside. If this closet is housing all of the items that you've packed away, make sure that there is room to see the size of the closet/room and if possible, that there is room to walk around. Always store items around the perimeter of a room and work your way in so a buyer can walk into the space.
Closets tell a lot about the care of your home, so take time to organize them before putting your home up for sale.

Comments (4)

Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Great post. . I'm not sure I like what my closet is saying about me. .lol 

Aug 07, 2013 10:17 PM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD

Thanks for the feedback. hopefully you're not selling right now:)


Aug 07, 2013 10:22 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

This is definitely in line with my experiences with buyer clients. They love looking in closets to see if the sellers are organized or not. They draw a lot of conclusions from what they see. 

Sep 23, 2013 03:44 AM
Vivian Gilbert
Home Staging by Vivian LLC - Potomac, MD

Thanks for the comment. Yes it happens a lot. Vivian



Sep 23, 2013 11:37 AM