Are you selling a home? If you are, there’s an important thing you should know about shower curtains. They can affect whether or not someone buys your home. Seem too silly to be true? Keep reading to find out why!
Have you ever wondered what buyers are thinking when they’re walking through the home you’re trying to sell? Most buyers are concerned about two things, space and cleanliness. A general rule is that the home you’re selling should be as clean as a hotel. If you walked into a hotel room and could tell that someone else had been naked in that room, what would you do? In every class I teach when I ask this question, someone says, “Ew. I’d want a new room.” And the truth is, homebuyers think the same thing, but in that scenario, that room is located in a different house.
So, let’s get to it. Shower curtains create a wall. Therefore, when you’re selling a house, you want to make sure that the shower curtain is ALWAYS left open. The room will instantly get brighter and larger, which is very important to homebuyers. Plus, when the shower curtain is closed, buyers will walk in and open the curtain to peek into the tub. When they do this, they’re going into what Melissa likes to refer to as the danger zone. The danger zone is where, well, frankly, people have been naked. And these areas are where we have the most potential of leaving evidence of prior nakedness or dirt behind. However, if the shower curtain is open, most buyers will peek from the sink area and move on. They won’t ever actually get into the danger zone because they won’t feel a need to– they can see everything they need to from where they are.
In conclusion, making the room look larger is a bonus for buyers, and keeping them out of the danger zone is a bonus for you = ALWAYS LEAVE THE SHOWER CURTAIN OPEN.