Have you ever thought about the impact of a shower curtain when staging your homes? The reality is that when potential buyers walk through the bathrooms in a home they’re thinking about two things:
- Is this a spacious bathroom?
- Is it clean?
When selling a home, the home needs to be white-glove clean. What does that mean? Hotel clean. There needs to be no evidence of humans having ever used that bathroom. Melissa likes to break it down like this:
Say you go to a hotel. If you can tell that someone recently slept in the bed or used the bathroom, what do you do? You ask for a new room. That’s exactly what buyers do, except that that new room is in another home.
So, what does a shower curtain have to do with all this? It helps us avoid both these potential objections. By always keeping your shower curtains open, you accomplish two things:
- You make the bathroom appear larger, the tub gives the room the appearance of being about three feet bigger.
- By keeping the shower curtain open, buyers don’t feel the need to walk up to the shower, open the curtain, and take a close look at the cleanliness level. Instead, most buyers see the shower from the hallway, like how clean it looks from there, and move on to the rest of the house!