Despite what some people think, the garage is one of the most important parts of a house when you are looking to sell your property. To get the most money for your home in the quickest way possible, it is a good idea to put a little TLC into your garage before the home hits the market. Here are three ways that you can stage a garage to help your listing sell faster.
Potential home buyers want to be able to visualize their belongings in the garage. When listing your home, you need to show pictures of your garage in a variety of elements. Having both full and empty pictures will showcase the versatility of the garage. With a variety of pictures, they will be able to see how they can customize the space to meet their own personal needs and preferences.
To help potential buyers further achieve this visualization, you need to show them how they can use the space to store all of the garage essentials. This starts with decluttering the garage so that it looks tidy and organized. You need to show that everything has a place. Make sure you properly store ladders and other items so the garage doesn’t look cluttered. Shelving is a practical way to remove items from the floor and free up more space. Going vertical with your organizational structures will create the illusion of a more spacious garage. If you do not want to install permanent shelves, you can use rolling shelves to get the job done.
Clearly, you will not spend the amount of time meticulously cleaning your garage before each showing like you might other rooms in the home. However, it is never a bad idea to put a little elbow grease into the garage. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders in shining the best light on this area. Be sure to wipe away cobwebs or any other indicators that the garage has not been maintained properly over the years. Even something as easy as swapping out light bulbs with a higher wattage will instantly brighten up the garage.
Although it may be tempting to neglect the garage in favor of sprucing up more visible areas of the home, this space also deserves some attention. Presenting the whole package will lead to a faster sale for top dollar.
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