I would buy this house just for the bathroom!
I can see myself unwinding here with a glass of wine and a good book!
Ohhh, this is pretty!
This is a really well done remodel!
This is my bathroom, I'm not sharing!
The heated floors are awesome!
A rainshower! Yes, I've always wanted one.
I love this design, the tiling is gorgeous.
Could I just try out this amazing bathtub?
This is so clean, are you sure somebody is still living here?
These are all examples of buyers' reactions upon entering a really well done, clean and staged bathroom - with a closed toilet lid of course! Buyer's market. Seller's market. Hot market. Stable market. Slow market. It does not matter what the market conditions are like, prepare to wow & stage to sell!
Of course, not every bathroom looks like it jumped off the cover of a popular magazine staight into your house.
There are, however, a few steps every seller should take before the photographer arrives and the first buyers tour the home. If your bathroom is really dated and not in good shape, then investing in new flooring or a new vanity can really pay off. Quite often, all that is needed is a bit of elbow grease and staging with the right accessories.
Pictured above is an en-suite bathroom in a Silver Spring home that we listed in the summer of 2020 and which was professionally staged by Jessica, Flavell Home Staging. This bathroom (and pretty much the rest of the house) had just been gutted and expertly remodeled in great detail (dual shower heads, dual floating vanity with mood lighting, impeccable tile work) by RJS Renovations, Inc. This bathroom did result in multiple buyers exclaiming: wow, this is gorgeous! I want to take my morning shower here!, and writing an offer.
Another example is this (massive) bathroom of an owner's suite pictured below that we also listed last year. After a few other renovations our sellers did not have money left in their budget to have the house staged, so we came in and accessorized key areas. This bathroom had not been remodeled in recent years but it wasn't necessary in order to get the house sold. By staging it we emphasized all the many positives and showed buyers what a wonderful spot this spa-like en-suite with its soaking tub is after a long day.
*This blog post is a follow-up to Closed Lids Sell Better. Every day I come across at least one listing that "features" an open toilet bowl and a messy bathroom. That will not yield the buyer reaction you want, it will not convince buyers that they must write an offer. Before putting your house on the market, prepare to wow and stage to sell.
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