Preparing Your Home For Sale The Garage

Preparing Your Home For Sale The Garage

Just as the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home for many women, the garage is the original man cave.  Not that men don’t enjoy the kitchen or that women don’t have appreciation for garages.  Regardless, the garage has its own selling points so you’ll want to maximize any positive features that will appeal to buyers.  

1.       It’s important to clean out and de-clutter since garages can tend to be a collecting point for all those things you haven't had time to deal with and boxes that have been stacking up.  If possible, put excess items in the attic or take them to storage space to get them out of sight while your house is on the market.   If that’s not possible, make sure everything is neatly organized and stacked so that the area feels spacious and able to accommodate any size passenger car, truck or van.  Just like you stored valuables inside the home you’ll want to do the same with anything in the garage whether tools, equipment or other items. 

  
2.       If your garage has shelving, peg boards, cabinets, work benches or other features make sure those items are clearly visible so buyers can see the added value.

3.       Buyers will test your garage door opener so be sure it is fully functional.

 
4.       Clean any oil drips off the floor.  First spread sand or kitty litter over the oil spills to absorb the oil and after 24 to 48 hours you can sweep it away.  Auto supply stores usually carry degreasers to help you remove the stains themselves although it may take a little elbow grease in the cleaning process.

 
5.       If your laundry facility is in the garage showcase it as orderly and convenient by neatly organizing all detergent and laundry supplies and ensuring good spacing around the area.  Keep the floor around the washer and dryer swept and clear from detergent  or lint.  

Applying the above and experiencing your garage through your buyers’ eyes will help you visualize and maintain the space in the most appealing manner to attract buyers for your home.    


For a FREE valuation of your home click here.

To search for homes click here.

Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®.  She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Anna, Melissa and Van Alstyne, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620 1615/cell, 972 375 9448/office or via email at sandysetliffhomes@gmail.com.
To subscribe to my monthly email letter send a request to sandysetliffhomes@gmail.com.


Sandy Setliff Headshot
Author:
Phone: 214-620-1615
Dated: February 22nd 2014
Views: 799
About Sandy: Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in N...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

The 5 Best Home Improvements Youll Ever Make - Some nice little goodies to look at
Feb 17 2017 17359 1 - Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting
Feb 15 2017 17359 1 - 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Ho
Spring Landscaping - As the cold north winds bl

Our Bloggers

Comprar Casa DFW * - 1
Gabrielle Armstrong - 1
Cara Balderas - 32
Tami Bennett - 45
Jessica Boozer - 18
Rhonda Borgne - 1
Olivia Borowski - 1
Jennifer Boyd - 2
Deborah Boyd - 387
Jamie Brannagan - 1
Kathryn Brick - 1
Annette Bruen - 20
Moira Brunken - 18
Beverly Bryant - 23
Ana Cantu - 1
Lisa Cardillo - 52
Bob Cardillo - 4
Lucina Cervantes - 11
Gregory Cornett - 2
Angela Cotten - 63
Missie Craig - 12
Greg Cunningham - 2
Belinda Duff - 5
Leah Ecob - 15
Kristine Edens - 3
Jill Elliott - 99
Laneal Ernest - 9
Nicole Espinosa - 27
Christopher Evans - 1
Heather Feragotti - 8
Mark Fischer - 2
Susan Florsch - 12
Jennifer Flynn - 6
Leslie Fogle - 101
Larry Frassinelli - 6
Chad Gabriel - 58
Malci Gariani - 1
Shalee Garza - 10
Cassie Gillock - 2
Ryan Gonzales - 3
Christina Gonzalez - 5
Wilma Goodwin - 2
William Graves - 5
Kristen Henderson - 1
Sandra Hunt - 81
Bill Hurd - 3
Gary Hutchings - 20
Rachel Jama - 47
Trenton Johnson - 15
Felicia Johnson - 78
Jemi Khan - 26
Leigh Klotz - 5
Amber L Johnson - 8
Michele Lafortune - 22
Wanda Lewis - 2
Noreen Lodhi - 9
Stacy Lynn Massar - 27
Jennifer Menting - 17
Mikki Migis - 8
Richard Mikus - 1
Sean Moniri - 21
Naddia Morales - 10
Keith Moses - 9
Mark Mulch - 19
Erick Murphy - 6
Steve Murray - 1
Julie Nicholson - 10
Nikki Okpuzor - 3
Alan Oliver - 7
Kelly Oltmann - 4
Kaysone Orlando - 1
Holli Paddio - 3
JP Piccinini - 50
Julie Ann Pickering - 85
Ann-Marie Pope - 2
Joshua Putman - 111
Mimi Rader - 1
Shelia Randolph - 33
Teneka Ray - 1
Go 2 Girls Realty - 173
Bethany Rowan - 15
Kristi Roy - 1
Kelly Rumney - 9
Amy Jo Saenz - 3
Linda Scardis - 4
Sandy Setliff - 210
Christine Shannon - 29
Rene Sinclair - 27
Shelby Smith - 3
Bryce Smith - 5
Monica Solkhon - 1
Rodrigo Sotomayor - 16
Jenna Stanley - 9
Kelley Stubbs - 3
Melodie Sulgrove - 1
Seana Taylor - 206
Mary Taylor - 14
Kevin Taylor - 15
Julian Taylor - 17
Erica Taylor - 52
Angela Taylor - 1
Karla Terrell - 2
Joey Thomas - 2
Jason Todd - 24
Andrea Trimble - 55
Miguel Umana - 6
Diane Velez - 17
Debbie Viverito - 132
Nick Walton - 75
Spring Weeks - 9
Michael Worley - 160
Keisha York - 30
Debbie Zurita - 17

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

JP And Associates REALTORS
6175 Main Street #355 Frisco Texas 75034
Frisco, TX
972-375-9448
4692875503

Other Locations