How to Use Closet Space to Sell Your Home

April 1, 2014

ClosetHome buyers of today are looking for many important features when entering into the search for a new house. Closet space is among the most notable because storage space has become essential. There are plenty of ways to show off your closet space and make it more appealing, even if you aren’t actually able to increase it. As Dean Graziosi points out in a real estate blog post, the key to using your closet space when selling is properly showing it off.

If you own an older home, chances are it doesn’t contain large closets. You may wish to expand one or more of your closets by knocking out a wall or two and creating more storage space. If you are unable to do this, you can optimize what little space you do have by making a few important organizational changes.

Add clothing rods and shelving where possible. Prospective buyers who are searching for great storage space may appreciate the organization options. Adding shoe shelves will also appeal to women.

If you have a rather large living room or bedroom, you may wish to knock out one wall of the closet and extend it as mentioned above. This will take some work and come at a cost, but it may be well worth it in the end. Many older homes are quite charming, but the lack of closet space can keep them from selling. Increasing closet space can work in your favor.

If you are fortunate enough to own a home with large closets and plenty of space, use it to your benefit when showing the home. Leave closet doors open so prospective buyers can see how much space is inside. Keep items off the floors and neatly stored in the closets so they will also be able to view the closets at their best. A de-cluttered closet also makes it appear larger and more open.

Clean out your closets before your home is viewed by prospective buyers. As an article in Fox News suggests, you should aim to have 20 to 30 percent of your closet space unoccupied. This will show your viewers exactly how much closet space there is in your home.

If your master bedroom contains two closets, consider knocking out the wall between them. These are often perfect as “his and hers” closets, but eliminating that one wall can open up the space and enable couples to use it even more creatively.

There are plenty of ways to show off your closet space effectively. The key is to capture the best features of each when allowing your home to be viewed by potential home buyers. You can read more about this and other relevant real estate topics by visiting Dean Graziosi’s website.

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