Selling Your Home? Do Something About Those Closets

Reblogger Les & Sarah Oswald
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty One Group BRE 01230211 & 01919354

A closet can be and also it can be a deterrent when a buyer is looking to purchase a property. The blog below has given up plenty of reasons how and why a closet can be the focal point of one's home. Organized and staged closet can go a long way. I would add a cedar scent to the closet to make it even more inviting.

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Whether you’re selling your home in Grand Junction, Colorado or you’re thinking about listing a property on the other side of the country, you’re going to need to stage it properly if you expect to get top dollar—and if you expect it to sell quickly.


Staging is great, but there’s one area many sellers overlook: Closets.

Organize Your Closet to Sell Your Home


Selling Your Home? Do Something About Those Closets

First things first: Don’t try to sell your home without clothes in the closet. You don’t want to over-stuff it, because that tells buyers, “This closet is way too small for us, so it’ll probably be too small for you, too.” If you can’t get your clothes to fit, how will a buyer? Sure, maybe a buyer will think you’re just disorganized… but more likely, they’ll think that there just isn’t enough space for a reasonable person.


The solution? Clear out at least half of your wardrobe. Pack it in boxes and stash them in a storage unit, put them at your parents’ house, or find another place altogether. Don’t leave the boxes in the closet, either; they’ll make it look smaller than it is.


Now that you’ve cleared out half your wardrobe, make sure there’s nothing else in there, like seasonal décor (you don’t want to tell buyers that there’s no place in the house to store your Christmas decorations—or theirs, for that matter—right?) or a big pile of receipts and other paperwork tucked away on a shelf.


Your goal is to show buyers that if they buy your home, they’ll have plenty of closet space and it’ll be easy to stay organized.


How to Make Your Closets a Good Reason to Buy Your House

Picture the way things are set up in your favorite retailer (or in the places you wish you shopped) and keep that in mind as you:

  •          Separate clothes by style
  •          Group clothing by color
  •          Make sure your hangers match (throw out the wire and plastic hangers that come with your clothes!)
  •          Get the shoes off the floor and on a shoe rack
  •          Put all your loose items in attractive baskets or bins

Buyers can be—and have been—turned off simply because of a home’s closets. You don’t want that to happen in your home, so do something about those closets as you stage the rest of your house.

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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Lee & Sarah, great reblog! This is more important than sellers think.

Apr 24, 2017 05:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Closets need to look spacious and smell good. This is totally in the seller's control to accomplish.

Apr 24, 2017 05:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Les & Sarah, I had chuckle remembering one home I showed a few weeks ago.  The Buyers opened a closet door in the master, and lots of clothes FELL out.   Did they think the doors would not be opened?

Apr 25, 2017 06:01 AM