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Getting Your Bathroom In Shape - When Selling Your Home

Nov 1, 2007
As you contemplate putting your home onto the market for sale, it is important that you make sure that you take all steps necessary to get your residence into the best possible position to ensure you get your home sold in a reasonable amount of time for the price you are seeking. One of the rooms that you need to pay attention to when it comes to getting your home ready to go onto the market is the bathroom. In this regard, there are a number of steps that you need to take in order to really get your bathroom in the best possible shape for a sales presentation.

First of all, one of the easiest and quickest steps that you can take when it comes to getting your bathroom in order is a nice paint job. The bottom line is that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a bathroom (or any part of the home, for that matter). Because of the steam buildup and other factors, paint in the bathroom tends to wear quicker than in other parts of the house. Therefore, even if other rooms seem to have a decent coat of paint, you will want to pay close attention to the bathroom.

Second, as part of your efforts to get the bathroom into tip top shape, you will also want to make sure that any tile present in the room is secure and appropriately grouted. There is nothing more unseemly than loose tiles and bad grouting. Such a situation can and will turn off a potential buyer in no time at all. It sends the message that you've not cared for your home.

Third, you absolutely must make certain that any discoloration in the sink, tub, shower or toilet is corrected and dealt with. Discoloration can occur in these fixtures even when a homeowner is fastidious in their cleaning efforts over time. However, if discoloration has occurred, you need to take steps to rectify it before you end up putting the house onto the market.

Forth, while this is not a remodeling tip as such, you will want to make sure that you have a new shower curtain, towels and other accessories in place in your bathroom before you take your home onto the market.

Finally, you will also want to pay attention to the window treatments that you include in your bathroom. You may want to consider replacing any window treatments that are hanging in your bathroom. As with the paint in the room, bathroom window treatments do end up being subjected to more wear and tear than do window treatments in some other rooms in your home.

By following these suggestions, you will add value to your bathroom and make your home even more appealing to potential buyers in a very competitive real estate market.
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Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience and 15 years of investing. Please visit our Tampa Real Estate website and add our Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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