What's In Your Garage!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kolsky Realty & Management 01311273

What’s In Your Garage!

What’s in your garage maybe dangerous, unhealthy, and avoided!

When’s the last time you’ve inspected your garage, if you’re like most home owners; it’s been awhile. Even when homes are sold, the homeowners leave the leftover paint behind; they feel it’s a nice move. The problem maybe the paint itself, paint has a certain shelf life, if the paint is past the shelf life; it’s useless and harmful.

Paint Shelf Life:

Most homeowners don’t pay attention to what’s in their garage, and many homeowners aren’t aware latex paint has a 10 year life expectancy & solvent based paints last approximately 15 years.

Recently I visited a home that’s been lived in for 30 plus years by the same owner. The home owners wanted some advice, they’re thinking about testing the market. It’s amazing when a new eye is able to express changes wanted; different perspectives can be beneficial when a change is desired. I gave them many great ideas to think about, but the best advice I gave was concerning their garage and the contents inside.

What’s In Your Garage!

The garage can be a very dangerous place in your home, especially if you have young children living in the home, it’s very important you know the materials stored in your garage. Make sure the paint in your garage is good and securely put away; you don’t want to make it easy for kids to get into. Have a clean and safe garage; it’s always better for you and your home; keep your garage clean, don’t let junk collect in it!

If you were not aware, your garage collects waste that’s not needed, take inventory of what’s inside your garage.What’s In Your Garage!

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Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks for the reminder Jon.  I would love to have the garage in your picture!

Jul 26, 2012 07:28 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Big sigh here...... The pic is how my man cave (garage) use to be .... then Debbie began creeping in with her valuables :)  SUGGESTED

Jul 26, 2012 07:55 AM #2
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
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Wow, do people really have garages like pictured above??  Jealous!  Looks like I'll be needing to borrow my Dad's truck and make a run to the dump soon, a little late for Spring cleaning but better late than never!

Jul 26, 2012 08:57 AM #3
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Paula~ I agree that's a beautiful garage...Thanks!

John~ I know how you feel, I had my poker room turned into work-out room...

Kerrie~ I want my garage to look like that as well, my garage has the same floor and wall slats, but mine is nothing close to that! It does feel great to have a clean useable garage.Thanks!

Jul 27, 2012 01:08 AM #4
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Besides paint, there are a host of other toxic substances that people seem to forget about.  Worse yet, when it comes time to sell, they just leave things behind for the new owner.  Prior to selling, I always ask clients to remove older toxic substances (including paint) using proper disposal methods.

Aug 05, 2012 10:54 AM #5
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Love this for sure.....a good garage cleaning my show some awesome stuff that's been hidden....plus, no matter what, you'll love the results.

Aug 05, 2012 10:57 AM #6
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Bryan~ you're so right, thanks for the mention! There's no excuse for a seller to leave anything unless asked!JMO

Larry~ I like clean garages, they show so much better! Thanks..

Aug 05, 2012 05:19 PM #7
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

One area people don't pay too much attention to when they put their house on the market.  Great post Mr. K.

Aug 05, 2012 07:18 PM #8
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

R.M.~ The cleaner the garage the better, buyers like garages! Thanks!

Aug 06, 2012 02:43 AM #9
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