I was showing a house the other day and it looked good on the inside. The people had moved out, but had left furniture behind and "staged" the home to look inviting. The carpet was clean. The Bathrooms and Kitchen were spotless. My client was making positive statements about the property.
When we opened the door to go into the garage though "Oh My Gosh" it looked like a tornado had hit a yardsale!! There was one thin path to get from the Kitchen door to the Garage door itself. I think there was a workbench - somewhere??
This was a total turn off for my buyer client, you could just feel all the excitement drain out of the room and she was ready to go. We moved on to look at other homes where she could "see" the garage.
When getting your house ready for sale, curb appeal is critical or people won't even want to go inside. The inside of the home has to look clean and inviting. But the garage - and its location and size can be a big selling point also. So, don't forget about it.
There are also some things you can do to make your garage more attractive. If you'd like to read some pointers about getting your garage ready for sale, check out my September Newsletter.
If you would like to ask any questions about putting your house on the market, let me know at www.ToniBird.com.