It’s spring, which means if you are selling your house, now is the time to put it on the market.
But before the sign goes up in your yard, there’s a few things you should do, like touch up the paint and create curb appeal.
A lot of sellers, however, don’t think to do the most important task, which is clean out every closet and purge.
Buyers look in your closets and drawers. They want to know how much storage space your home has. And if your linen closet is stuffed beyond capacity, buyers will say, “Well, if their stuff can’t fit in here, how will mine?”
As you get ready to put your house on the market, go through the linen closet, the pantry, the garage, and especially the master closet. Get things up off the floor, even in your master closet. Donate things you don’t use. Trash outdated, broken or worn items. You need to create space in your closets, so buyers will feel relaxed and happy when they look in them.
Not only will purging and organizing your storage spaces sell your home faster, but also, it will save you money. After all, you pay a moving company by the load, and you don’t want to spend money moving boxes of college books you have not looked at in two decades.
I am working with several homeowners who are about to sell. In most cases, the closets were organized, and the homes were ready to go on the market in less than two weeks.
Here is a linen closet I organized.
I did not move items to another closet. The homeowner donated bags and bags.
If you prepare your home properly for sale, it will move fast. I have a bet with myself that this house above will sell within days.