When showing properties in the Santa Clarita Valley, whether they are our listings or whether they are another agent’s listings – we always seem to get down to the down and dirty when it comes to garages. In fact, some buyers tell me that the “origination and cleanliness” of a garage might indicate how well the rest of a “for sale” home was taken care of.
If you are selling your home you should really ask yourself if you have thought about your garage lately. Many people think about their garages often, in terms of boy, I really need to make some time and organize my garage, but if you are selling your home it is important to realize that your garage, and how it appears to a potential home buyer, really is important.
Storage is an important component of a home and when a home is for sale the storage, or lack thereof, is noticed by people looking to buy. Storage spaces need to appear organized, clean, and practical. Because the garage is most likely the largest storage space in your home it is imperative that you do not forget about it.
So, if you are selling your home, stop putting off the cleaning and clearing of your garage. Make it look useful even when a car is parked in it. Look around and get some ideas, there are a lot of storage solutions out there and your garage could become the magnet that will draw a buyer to your home!
A cheap and quick fix to most cluttered Garages would be for you to go to Walmart or Target and get some of those stack-able plastic containers and get to work. You won’t believe how they can turn a garage that is in shambles into a work of art!
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