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jeanelunt, Home Seller in Hanover Park, IL

We had removed the bedroom closet and now we want to sell. Will a wardrobe anchored to the wall suffice for the requirement?

Asked by jeanelunt, Hanover Park, IL Wed Oct 3, 2012

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You should also check the rules for your village on what is or is not a bedroom. Because older homes did not have closets in every bedroom, there is no requirement for a closet for a bedroom in most towns.

You need to decide. Most buyers will want a closet. So you can offer that it will be done before closing if you want, but it may deter some people. Buyers sometimes don't believe what they can not see.
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As for a continuation to my answer late last night I do agree with Bill, regardless of the rules or requirements for whether or not it is considered a Bedroom the room has to be defined as to its use for the Buyer. After all, it's about their perception and needs.
Best of luck!
Bart
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In real estate and for resale purpose, we called a bedroom only if it has three basic things: minimun 90 sq. ft., a window and a closet.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 4, 2012
Greetings Jean,

Regardless of whether or not a wardrobe is or is not a legitimate consideration for a closet shouldn't be your primary concern. Yes, you should be concerned about doing what is right but the bigger issue here may be whether or not buyers will be willing to accept this modification as an important feature of their future home.

The reality is that eventhough this change met your specific needs, it may not meet the needs of others. For resale purposes, it may be best to reinstall a closet.....

Good luck,

Bill
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According to Midwest Real Estate Data a Bedroom to be counted as a Bedroom does not necessarily have to have a closet.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2012
As for a continuation to my answer late last night I do agree with Bill, regardless of the rules or requirements for whether or not it is considered a Bedroom the room has to be defined as to its use for the Buyer. After all, it's about their perception and needs.
Best of luck!
Bart
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