Spring is here (in fact it has been in Madison Wisconsin for a few weeks now) and that means people are getting their homes ready to put on the market. I am often asked for staging suggestions and ideals. Typically this begins with cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. When you think it looks spotless clean it one more time. You would be amazed on what a difference this can make. This includes a full spring cleaning and don't forget to have the carpets professionally cleaned as well.
The next thing on the agenda is ORGANIZATION. This is key. Especially for closets and the pantry. True Story. One of my listings did not believe me (go figure) and did nothing to organize the master bedroom closet or the walk-in pantry. The feedback from the first tour was that the master bedroom closet and the walk-in pantry were too small.
Solution: Remove 2/3 of items from the closet and box up. Plastic tubs that are labeled are best incase you need to retrieve something. Pantry was organized with labels plastic containers and baskets (everything).
Result: Next showing comments were that the buyer was amazed on how much space there was in the master bedroom closet and walk-in pantry. (Seller was now a firm believer and repeated the process to each closet in the house.) And yes it did sell for top dollar very shortly after this. In-fact we had competing offers.
Today I came across this amazing blog on organization. Take a look, and if you are getting ready to put your house on the market see which of these items can make the process much easier and quicker for you. Here is a link to the blog
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