During a recent staging consultation, a client asked me if they should add more clothing to their bedroom closet in order to demonstrate how many items the space could hold.
I believe many people think this is the right solution, as I see many MLS pictures that show closets packed full of items and the potential space is hidden from the buyer. When the buyer sees this space, they automatically think the space is too small or that the home’s storage space is too limited. Buyers will open your closets and pantries and their appearance plays a BIG role on their purchasing decisions.
Stage Your Storage Areas
Even if your home doesn’t have a lot of storage space- why would you want to highlight it? When I stage a home for the market, I recommend reputable storage facilities and very economical organizational techniques. I also make sure each storage area is on trend with the rest of the house. I am picky about what items stay inside of these storage areas and I buy inexpensive accessories that help clean it up and give it a fresh look. Home stagers are trained to make rooms and storage areas ready for the camera. A well-organized home tells the buyer that you care about your home and you’re ready to pass along your well-maintained home to the next owner.
Buyer Perception Begins With MLS Pictures
Studies have shown that over 90% of buyers shop online before even viewing the property. When buyers see organized pantries and closets, they will form an emotional attachment to your home. The truth is, most of us do not live in perfectly organized homes but we could improve it in our next home and with practice, it can become a way of life.
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