Getting Your Garage In Order Helps Sell The House!

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Getting Your Garage In Order Helps

Sell The House!

 

 

'Your clients are getting ready to sell.  They're asking you, the expert, what's the one room in their home they should spend time and money on to have the biggest impact on the sale of the house.' 

 

Getting the garage space in order and in immaculate condition is the one area a seller can update. This is not an expensive project but does take some work.

   I have seen homes staged and all the excess stuff was loaded in the garage. Their thoughts 'it's just a garage and people know what a garage is.' A clean organized garage can sell a house.

Buyers need to see this large  vacant, clean, painted and organized space with all the possibilities of housing their prized vehicle.

 

My lexus

 

If you  have a garage... make sure there is room for the car!!

Paint the walls and ceiling and then clean the shelves and any stains on the garage floor. There are some wonderful paints for concrete floors that make a garage sparkle. Make sure the windows are clean, the light bulbs are bright and  auto openers are in good working condition.

 

 

Getting Your Garage In Order Helps

Sell The House!

 

Margaret Rome



 
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Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
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Margaret, good tip in showing off the garage!  Yes, it does actually come with the home, and should complement the process.  Get a POD for storing all those items that have been pre-packaged in preparation for moving, and do not use the garage as a storage unit.

Apr 15, 2014 02:59 AM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Margaret,

That makes so much sense (actually dollars), when people can actually see what the garage looks like. A

Apr 15, 2014 03:16 AM #2
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Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
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Margaret, This is another great post. I agree this is one area of the house that can speed the sale along. I love the photo you included!

Apr 15, 2014 03:51 AM #3
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Dan, All good suggestions.

Alexandra, It does make dollars and sense when you can see the actual garage.

Stacey, Glad you like the photo of my little car.

Apr 15, 2014 04:25 AM #4
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Tammy Lankford,
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I have one listing right now where you "can't see the forest for the trees" in the garage.  But he's just not willing to do it.  

Apr 15, 2014 07:37 AM #5
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Tammy, It seems that this has to be a condition of taking the listing. Most people fight me and then thank me.

Apr 15, 2014 07:50 AM #6
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Andrea Bedard
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Very true Margaret, the garage is often neglected but should be prepared just like the rest of the home. I have worked with a buyer before who was much more interested in the garage space than he was in the actual house. In the end, a nice, clean and organized garage won him over.

Apr 15, 2014 01:14 PM #7
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Andrea, Sometimes we sell garages that happen to have houses attached. 

Apr 16, 2014 12:13 PM #8
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Sometimes you have clients who want a garage and it is okay if the house comes with it.

Jun 01, 2014 12:33 PM #9
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Cheryl, I have listed garages that happen to have a house attached!

Jun 01, 2014 12:36 PM #10
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Cheryl Ritchie
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My Dad loved any conversation that had anything to do with garages !

Jul 19, 2014 01:06 PM #11
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Cheryl, Wish I had the privilege of meeting your dad 

Aug 01, 2014 11:34 PM #12
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