Stage your bathroom - Tip #1

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group

Staging tip - always, always have a spotless bathroom when showing your house. (That means remove your toothbrush and all personal items from view. Shoving them under the sink is acceptable!)  Remove your scale, your garbage cans and especially your plunger just before leaving the house for a showing.  I even recommend clearing your shower of all soaps, shampoos, etc.  Potential buyers don't like looking at your toiletries.  It is harder for them to imagine themselves using your bathroom - because there is evidence that you just used it.  Imagine looking at a hotel room online and there were dirty towels, a full garbage can and used toothbrushes on the counter.  Would you book that hotel?  Heck no!  And the same applies for potential buyers.  They are looking for a clean and inviting bathroom, just like you would see on a hotel website. 

Clean and shine your bathroom. Especially your mirrors and faucets. Wipe your baseboards and doors. Make sure it smells nice and fresh.  And then, add some flowers, a trendy shower curtain, and fresh, new towels to create a spa like feel.  Remove your used bath rugs. You may add one new, fresh white rug if the space isn't too small.  Staging will help you sell your home in less time for more money.

Comments (2)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope 2019 is a great year for you.

Mar 16, 2019 06:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jared, great tips, and how many homes have we shown where they even have a plunger next to the toilet! 

Mar 22, 2019 02:32 PM