A resounding 81% of buyers say that it’s easier to view a house as their home when it has been properly staged.
As a seller, your goal is to sell your home quickly and for the highest price that you can get. Thus, getting buyers to view your home as their own is your number one priority. That's how you sell your house.
To save money, you don't have to stage your entire house. You can simply stage the most important rooms, like the bathroom or living room.
Let's take a look at a few bathroom staging ideas that will help you sell your home fast.
1. Clean and Sparkly
The absolute first thing you must do with your bathroom is clean it from top to bottom. Bathrooms are notorious for harboring mold and mildew.
Plus, everyone knows what goes on in the bathroom. A bathroom that looks dingy and dirty feels downright disgusting.
Get out the scrub brush and bleach and don't rest until every surface in your bathroom is shiny and sparkling clean. In the most stubborn spots, you might have to redo the caulk or grout for it to look truly clean.
2. Set Up Like a Spa
What's a big difference between home bathrooms and hotel or spa bathrooms?
No matter what your bathroom actually looks like, you can make it look more like a spa simply by clearing out the clutter. Put the hairdryer and curling irons away, don't leave your shaver sitting on the counter, and pack up your toothbrush and toothpaste.
See how amazing that shiny clean counter looks?
Now, you can simply add some folded white towels and a few simple decorations. A small bouquet of fresh flowers or a glass jar filled with sand and seashells should do the trick.
Having bathrooms in your home is great. Having bathrooms that feel like spas in your home is even better.
3. Organize Your Cupboards
As you’re clearing off the clutter, don't just shove it into your cupboards. Many curious buyers will open cupboards to see what the storage space is like. A cupboard that looks like the aftermath of a bomb won't win you any favors.
Organize your cupboards neatly instead. If the cupboard is particularly crowded you may need to take out some items and store them in a plastic container in the garage.
4. Fluffy Rug
There's nothing worse than stepping out of a nice, warm shower onto a cold bathroom floor. Give your bathroom a cozy appearance by simply tossing a fluffy rug on the floor.
Depending on the rest of the decor in your bathroom, you can also use this as an accent piece. Just don't go too crazy. Remember, the idea behind staging is to help the buyer envision themselves living in your home. If you put a bold burnt orange rug on the floor and the buyer hates burnt orange, you’re making it harder for them to picture it as their own.
Scented candles work well as decorative accent pieces. Buy a few of varying heights and arrange them in groups of three. Don’t go too crazy, as you don’t want the space to feel cluttered.
Be sure to choose a light scent like vanilla that most people would find pleasing. You can even light one up shortly before the buyer arrives for their walkthrough to make sure that the bathroom doesn’t smell like a bathroom.
Stage Your Home to Sell
Staging your bathroom doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. With a bit of creativity, you can make your bathroom look just as clean and inviting as any spa.
A local real estate agent is an excellent resource. Not only for simple bathroom staging ideas, but also for recommending a professional home stager.
It’s possible to do some simple staging yourself. However, if you have to buy a lot of furniture or decor to achieve the right look, it may end up being cheaper to hire a professional.
Additionally, if the market is hot, staging won’t be quite as important. In a cold market, going all out with staging can help you sell your home much more quickly. Your agent can advise you depending on how your home looks and the state of the market.
Looking for that perfect seller’s agent? Contact us here at Clever today! We’ll hook you up with an experienced real estate agent in your area. The best part is that as Clever clients you’ll pay a flat $3,000 fee for listing your home up to $350,000. For homes worth more than $350,000, it’s just 1% of the sale price.