As mentioned in a previous post, it’s often the kitchens
and bathrooms that sell a house. That’s
why it’s important for your bathrooms to be exceptionally clean and
attractive. Many buyers these days are
looking for an oasis in an on-suite master bath so anything you can do to
create an ambiance of relaxation and serenity will be a plus. Candles, light fixtures, flowers and
decorative towels can contribute to the mood, but don’t over-do and create
clutter. Just as in the kitchen, you
want to create an image of space. The
following tips will help you prepare your bathrooms for the big sale.
Bathrooms must always be kept clean, fresh and
odor free. Inspect your mirrors and
fixtures daily for spots created by toothpaste splatters or hairspray. Keep a spray bottle of glass cleaner and a
roll of paper towels handy for a quick polish.
If spots are permanent on a fixture consider replacing the fixture to
ensure an image of pristine condition and working order. 2.
Repair or replace any faucets that are dripping or
in faulty condition and any drain plugs that aren’t functional. Attend to slow draining sinks, tubs and
Store toothbrushes, toothpaste, make-up and
other toiletries out of site in a drawer or under the sink…but do it neatly! 4.
Buyers can be automatically repelled by the
condition of tubs and showers. Remove
all soap scum from glass shower enclosures, doors, soap dishes and
shelves. If the caulk is peeling or has
mildew stains then replace it. Make sure
your bathtubs are sparkling clean and if necessary replace the caulk or grout
that can tend to erode around the edge of the tub. 5.
Now is the time to repair or replace a loose
toilet seat or the commode itself if there are issues. 6.
Check all towel racks and toilet paper
dispensers to make sure they are securely fastened to the wall. These are relatively inexpensive items to
replace if you find they are in disrepair and worth the investment to assure
your buyers that the home is well cared for.
Make sure any towels hanging on towel racks are clean and neat. 7.
Remove all prescription drugs and valuables from
medicine cabinets, counters and drawers.
Secure them in a locked cabinet or box for safe keeping. 8.
Keep linen closets and vanities neat and well
organized…you can be sure prospective buyers will open and examine them. 9.
Inspect walls, vanity tops, floors and
baseboards for dust, dirt, spots created from soap, hairsprays or
Keep floors swept, scrubbed and/or vacuumed and
any bath mats or rugs clean and neat as well.
When it comes to bathrooms your goal is showcase these
areas as super clean, neat and well maintained.
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Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®.
She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen,
Frisco, Anna, Melissa and Van Alstyne, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620
1615/cell, 972 375 9448/office or via email at [email protected]. To subscribe to my monthly email
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