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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.To subscribe to my monthly email
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Author:Sandy Setliff Phone: 214-620-1615 Dated: February 22nd 2014 Views: 757 About Sandy: Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in N...