When you get ready for an important job interview, you dress to impress. That’s exactly what you want to do with your home, too–dress or, rather, stage to impress and sell!
Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. That means you need to take time to make sure that your home is dressed up and ready to be shown off.
I’ve written a lot about curb appeal and fixing up your home so that it’s ready to be listed for sale, but there is one big space of your home that is quite often overlooked…your garage!
It’s sort of an after-thought but in this market, it’s a big selling point with Buyers. I’ve been to some listings where the seller is using the garage to store all their stuff that they plan to take with them or get rid of. While that might be convenient for the current homeowners, and certainly does make the home itself less cluttered, it’s not very enticing for potential new buyers. They want to see what the garage really looks like and how it might suit their needs. Hard to do when it’s jammed with boxes!
If buyers can barely walk into the garage, they’ll likely skip it entirely and may feel a bit cheated. Or they may try to maneuver around all your stuff and could knock a few things over or, worse, get injured. No one needs that to happen.
Consider packing your boxes and either storing them in a storage space or at a friend’s. Again, getting as much stuff out of the house as possible is very important. Don’t underestimate the power of a clean, tidy, spacious garage.
Square footage counts and many people have plans to use that extra garage space for things you might not have thought of. A good-looking garage will attract buyers. Keep yours ready for showings and let the Buyer see all that your garage space offers.