There are things buyers are looking for when searching for a home and there are things that are huge selling points but not necessities. Believe it or not, sometimes a buyer will choose a home just because it has a pantry – even if it doesn’t exactly meet the rest of their needs. If you are selling your home, and that home has a pantry, we strongly recommend taking these simple steps to make it as appealing as possible.
Start by Cleaning It
This may sound obvious, but some people do not think much about their pantry before planning their open house. Take everything out, clean out the shelves, floor, walls, etc. Once it is empty and clean, you may choose to paint it quickly or even add wallpaper – but this is not necessary. If the shelves are in decent shape, just line them with contact paper.
Take an Inventory and Determine What You Really Need
We recommend grabbing a box for donations and a box for trash. If you find something that you are not likely to ever use, but is still in its original package and not expired, donate it to your local food pantry. If you have some type of specialty flower you opened four years ago and never needed again, toss it. Be honest about what you actually use. The key here is to pare it down to as little as possible.
Figure Out What the Problems Are and Solve Them
Every pantry has its own unique issues. Do you have areas of the pantry that are hard to reach? Today you can find all sorts of Lazy Susans, pull-out drawers, and other additions that help you make the most of every inch of cabinet and pantry space. If you have space that is not being used, then anyone looking at your home may assume they can’t use it either. Find a way to make it functional so they can imagine doing the same thing.
Make it Easy to See What You Have
We cannot say enough about glass canisters, glass spice jars, glass mason jars – the more glass you have, the cleaner and more organized your pantry will look. Not only will you have somewhere to store dozens of spices, but you can more easily find exactly what you need. If you do not like the look of glass, choose containers, boxes, or bags to your liking, but make sure they are labeled so you can easily keep track of where everything is.
We Can Help You Make Better Use of Your Pantry for Showings
When you work with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, you are working with a company that only employs experienced, talented agents. Anyone at our company you work with can help you find ways to ensure your pantry shows as good as it can. Call us now at (310) 373-0021 to get started.