Do You Have a Blooper Room?




⁠⁠Raise your hand if you’ve never even heard of a blooper room? 

⁠⁠A blooper room, in the Real Estate world is a space that needs some work that could prevent buyers from making an offer in an otherwise move in ready home.⁠⁠

⁠⁠Still not sure if this applies to your house? Here are some blooper room examples . . .⁠⁠

⁠⁠IS YOUR KITCHEN LOOKING LIKE it belongs in an episode of Leave it To Beaver? Could it use some Joanna Gaines magic?⁠⁠

⁠⁠Newsflash: You don’t have to do an entire Kitchen remodel! A few simple things can help turn this kitchen from a blooper room into a space that buyers see loads of potential in and want to improve down the road.⁠⁠

⁠⁠Some easy fixes for an outdated kitchen would include: replacing light fixtures, buy a new  rug, change out or add cabinet hardware, or install a fun backsplash or even just deep clean the grout.⁠⁠

⁠⁠If your budget allows, and you want to make a big impact, you can put in new, neutral countertops and have your cabinets painted white or gray, but it depends on how outdated your kitchen is looking. A great listing agent should have “an eye” to help you decide a few ways to freshen up your kitchen for potential buyers.

⁠⁠Other examples of “blooper rooms”:⁠⁠

⁠⁠Cluttered, dark looking laundry areas that lack optimal storage solutions (think: if you hate your laundry room, the buyers will too)!⁠⁠

Rooms that don’t have a purpose (you can always stage these to be extra bedrooms, an office nook, a play room area or even a mini bar space). You know- your “junk” room.⁠⁠

⁠⁠Overly cluttered storage and counter areas (closets, pantries, countertops)⁠⁠

Formal rooms in a more informal living space – do you have a formal living room that isn’t being used at all? Add a TV and some comfy chairs and making it less formal to better fit the lifestyle of your house.⁠⁠


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