Is Your Bathroom Ready For The Open House?

9 August 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


So, it has come time to sell your home and you are preparing for the open house. Every single room in the home needs to be spic and span and free from clutter. One of the rooms that you need to pay extra close attention is the lavatory. This space typically requires additional work to maintain on a regular basis, and you don't want potential buyers to be reminded of this. It is also one room that tends to get cluttered quite easily. So, you want to take the time to de-clutter it and stage it properly before your open house. It really can make all the difference. Here are a few tips:

Tip #1: Clean It from Top to Bottom.

While it may take some extra time, you want to make sure to put the effort in when you are cleaning the bathroom. Make sure you are cleaning everything, literally – the drains, the shower head, the grout, as this will make the space pristine looking. Vinegar and baking soda can do wonders at removing any caked-on stains that you can't seem to remove.

Tip #2: Remove the Clutter.

You need to make sure that you remove anything and everything that does not need to be in the bathroom. This is the perfect time to get rid of any of your old products that you never use as well as empty containers that you have been holding onto for whatever reason. You only need to keep products/items that you actually use and you will want to keep these products/items out of sight when they aren't being used, such as in a drawer. Potential buyers don't want to walk into the home and feel as if they are intruding on you and your life. Instead, they want to be able to imagine the home as their home, and they can't do that if they see your toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, deodorant, etc. laying out on the bathroom countertop.

Tip #3: Repair or Replace Necessary Items.

While this should be common sense, you would be surprised at how many people will try to sell a home with a bathroom that is not fully functional. It doesn't matter whether it is just a single light bulb that is not working – everything should be operational. Check your exhaust fans, drains, shower heads, faucets, etc. If anything is not working properly and at 100 percent, repair it or replace it. Make sure there is a roll of toilet paper on the toilet paper holder and that there are clean towels on the towel racks. All of these things will make your house for sale more desirable to a potential buyer.