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Bumblebeany, Home Seller in 14610

Does a closet have to have doors to be considered a true closet? I'm thinking about replacing my broken bi-fold doors with curtains.

Asked by Bumblebeany, 14610 Fri Apr 13, 2012

Closet requirements

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If you are selling, I would recommend spending the money on the doors. I have sellers who have curtains and I always ask them if they could reinstall the doors. As a seller in today's market, you need to take away as many objections as possible before the first potential buyer walks through the door. Having an experienced realtor on your side during the process of getting it ready to list is invaluable, and can help you figure out which items you should spend money on and which items won't be as important. Good luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
Keep in mind that closed doors/bi-folds will always be more appealing to any potential buyer....
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
You'd be better investing in $60-80 bifold doors ( mirror doors if the room is small) since drapes will be a turn-off for a lot of potential buyers. however, it's still a closet!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
Thank you for the question.

It is for the most part a convenience for people not to be able to see in.

If you decide to not have it you may want to put one in if you ever decide to see.

Have a great weekend
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
The answer to your question is no. All you need is a designated space for clothes. Depending on the price of the property you may wish to install doors before selling. Ask your agent if it will bring you in more money or a quicker sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 1, 2012
It will still be considered a closet, but when you are ready to sell, it is very possible that the potential buyers would like to see doors on the closets; they may need to be replaced at that point.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
Closet doors are not necessary to be considered a closet. Curtains or drapes are likely to be a turn off. If you are selling doors are the norm expected by todays buyers. If there is a small room with no closet it is not generally thought of as a bedroom....Doors generally hide the fact that many closets are too small for todays standards, so organizing and putting on doors may show better for any sale....Best to you..enjoy this great weather
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 13, 2012
What will happen if you use the curtains is that whoever is looking at the house will automatically say "we have to put a door on this closet", so they will add it to the list of negatives about your house or condo. When it comes to appraised value, they don't give value to whether you have closets or not, it is only the square footage that counts. What your house is worth to someone is a different story.
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