Many home buyers feel slightly uncomfortable looking at bathrooms while touring homes. Buyers will spend more time in the kitchen, living room and bedrooms than they will in a bathroom. Perhaps they don’t want to think about what usually goes on in the bathroom. Bathrooms are not generally a place where strangers share communal experiences.
So, they poke their heads in the door – often without stepping foot in the room, like if they don’t actually step into the bathroom, they’re not really in the bathroom – glance left to right, and leave. That takes all of three seconds. So, that’s what you’ve got to impress a buyer – three seconds. Sellers can spend hours staging a bathroom for that three-second reaction.
Getting the Bathroom Ready for Staging
Get out the bleach and start scrubbing. If you prefer not to use bleach, find an organic substitute, but bleach works best.