When you’re selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, or any other community, you know that staging is incredibly important… but what about the bathrooms? You can’t very well leave them alone, so here’s exactly what you need to do to stage them.
How to Stage Your Bathrooms to Sell Your Home in Lakewood or Long Beach
Staging your home’s bathrooms is just as important as staging the kitchen – in fact, kitchens and bathrooms are often the two make-or-break rooms in any real estate transaction.
So where do you start?
Declutter, Depersonalize and Clean
As with any other room, your first step toward setting a perfect stage is to declutter. Go through the cabinets (medicine cabinets, too) and remove anything you haven’t used in a few months.
Pro tip: While you’re decluttering, put all the medications you need in one easy-to-carry bag. You’ll take it with you when you leave the house for showings.
Depersonalizing your bathroom means taking out anything that’s uniquely yours or your children’s. Put bath toys in a mesh bag and stash them out of sight, take down personal photos, and remove décor that might seem eccentric or eclectic.
Clean the bathroom from top to bottom. Pay special attention to hard-to-reach but noticeable areas, like behind the sink faucets and at the joints between countertops and walls. If you aren’t up for the task, there’s nothing wrong with hiring a professional cleaning company to tackle the job for you.
Don’t forget to clean:
- Grout (and bleach it If necessary)
- Beneath the faucets
- Sink drain holes
- Shower tile (including grout)
- Ventilation fans
- Windows and window sills
After the cleaning is done, it’s time to turn your bathroom into a beautiful, spa-like retreat that your potential buyers would love to use.
How to Stage Your Bathrooms
The key to staging a bathroom is to remember that less is more. Don’t clutter the counters in an effort to decorate; instead, keep things simple. Keep your counter tops clear except a vase of fresh flowers or a simple tray to contain a few decorative items.
Hang new linens that you won’t use until you move into your new home, and take them down right after each showing so someone doesn’t accidentally use them.
Make sure the bathroom stays clean, and if it’s one you’re not using (many people choose to use only one bathroom in the home while it’s on the market, which makes cleanup a lot easier), go in and dust occasionally.
Do You Need to Talk to a Real Estate Agent About Selling Your Home in Long Beach?
We can help you sell your home quickly and at the right price. Call us to find out just how much your house is worth on today’s market and we’ll be happy to talk to you about how we can market it to all the right buyers.
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