Staging The Closets In Occupied Homes: How Far Do You Go?

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Staging The Closets In Occupied Homes:  How Far Do You Go?

Here's some of the advice I give people when they're preparing their homes for the market:

  • Pack up out-of-season clothing, and edit the rest.
  • Organize clothing by type, length, and color.
  • Keep floors as clear as possible.
  • Place items on shelves in baskets or containers.
  • Linen closets should be organized by type (towels, sheets, etc.) and color.

Most of the advice is geared towards making the closets appear as spacious as possible.  Storage space is always a premium, and buyers love lots of it!

Stagers and Agents:  What else do you recommend?

Here's a closet in a guest room I recently Staged.  It was used for storage, but we wanted to give it some personality to go with the period details it had.

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A collection of the Seller's pashminas provided some great color!

So what are your suggestions?  Got some great closets to share?

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  2. John McCormack 04/30/2012 09:07 PM
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Kim Gaston
Colorado Springs Realtor, (719)661-6987
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Love your addition of artwork in the closet:) Lovely little surprise and so nice to treat it as a room where a buyer might like to linger a bit and anticipate what's around the next corner!

April 29, 2012 10:40 AM
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John McCormack
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Hi Julia -

Indeed closets are big factor and indeed can be the WOW factor!  I had a listing it offered a huge master closet I suggested they do most on your To Do list.  They worked all night sorting and staging closet.  It's what sold the home!  The rest of the home was very nice too but the buying Realtor® said the closet is sealed the deal.  Suggested.

Have a great day!

John

April 30, 2012 09:40 AM
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

Julia:

My client will be closing on her home next week.  Her closets, drawers and cabinets were immaculate and neat, just like your picture.  And guess what, that is the way she lives.  She is the neatest and most organize person I know.  I should have take pictures of her closets.  Now everything is in boxes ready to be move to her new home in Arkansas.

April 30, 2012 09:11 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Julia:  If the point here is to show what a closet CAN be... I think this is way underdone.  I think it should be a lot more user-friendly.  This makes it look like it is barely lived in.  Just my two cents.  Sorry to be contrary.

April 30, 2012 09:19 PM
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Sharon Parisi
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Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Julia, what a great photo of the perfect closet! Karen Anne makes a good point.  It is a good example of what a closet can be!

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