Don’t Forget about Your Garage Before Listing Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside

If you've decided to sell your home in Bucks County, you've probably paid a lot of attention to the inside of your home. You have likely cleaned and staged your living room, bedrooms and kitchen to perfection. If you were like most other homeowners, you might have forgotten to stage one of the most critical areas of your home — the GARAGE.

Most home buyers want a perfectly organized garage stage. A clean, organized garage is more important than you might think when it comes to selling a home. In fact, the Active Spring Shopper's Report found that more than 30 percent of home buyers said that the garage is one of most essential rooms in a home. That means that 3 out of 10 buyers would rank a garage higher on their list of priorities than say a beautiful kitchen or bathroom.

If your garage has become a grease-stained dumping ground, that is okay. There are still plenty of things that you can do to get it looking like the showroom of an auto dealer. Get your garage in top shape with these tips.  

Clear the Clutter
Garages tend to be the one place where you can throw everything to keep out of sight. Anything that you don't have room for probably goes into the garage. As a result, you might have quite a bit of clutter in there. Start by taking everything out. Before putting anything back in the garage, sort it into piles. Make three piles — a keep, donate and throw away. Then, sort items accordingly.

Clean Thoroughly
Next, clean the floor and walls thoroughly. Use a concrete degreaser and a large scrubbing brush. If your floors are still dingy after cleaning, consider painting your concrete with epoxy. Garage floor epoxies are specially designed for concrete and can make your garage floor look brand new. This detail can impress buyers.  

Organize
The last step is to organize the remaining items. Consider installing different types of shelving to expand your garage storage. Metal and wire shelving, storage benches and metal cabinets are all excellent storage ideas for a garage. Consider installing storage racks on the ceiling of your garage to use the space above.  

For more information about staging your garage, buying, or selling a home in Bucks County, please contact me Martin Millner,  I can answer any questions you may have about selling or buying real estate in Bucks County .

 

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Source
https://www.realtor.com/research/spring-home-shoppers/

 

 

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Easy say than be done. In CA there is no basement to hide the excess. Inspection reports is often meaningless since the big 400 # inspector can not reach or get to it.

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It really is all about making sure the first impression is a lasting one. Thanks for sharing, have a great afternoon.

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The garage is probably the most neglected part of the home but can be a real asset if cleaned up & organized properly. Thanks for the tips!

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