Prepare your garage when listing your home

Prepare your garage for a home sale
The garage must never be overlooked when listing your home for sale.

Take a drive through most neighborhoods throughout the country and you will likely find many homes with garages but with no vehicles parked inside them. What’s the reason for this? Unfortunately, Americans are known to be hoarders, thus leading to many cluttered garages. Although this is an inefficient use of garage space in most cases, most homeowners are accustomed to cluttered garages. However, the garage is an often overlooked part of the home when homeowners consider listing their home for sale.

Garage tips prior to listing your home for sale

  • De-clutter your garage: Perhaps this is the most obvious tip for homeowners preparing their homes for sale. As with any room of the house, it is important to de-clutter the garage prior to listing your home for sale. As a reminder, a cluttered room will not only make the space appear smaller than it is but it may also turn off prospective buyers.
  • Service/repair your garage door: Many homeowners do not realize that garage doors should be properly maintained periodically. As a best practice, homeowners may want to have their garage door serviced prior to listing a home for sale. This will prevent any issues arising during a potential home inspection as well.
  • Upgrade garage lighting: As with any room of the house, it is important to have proper lighting to showcase any space. One suggestion for the garage is to replace all lighting with LED lighting options. Not only will this improve the brightness of the garage, but it will result in less heat being produced from the lighting.

Summary

As mentioned above, the garage is an often overlooked part of the home by sellers. With this said, home buyer demand for adequate garage space is as high as it ever has been. It is very important that home sellers factor this into the home selling strategy. As with any home sale, attention to detail can not only result in a higher sales price but also a quicker sale overall. As always, home sellers must work with an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent that will be able to assist with an optimal marketing strategy.

At Live South Florida Realty, Inc. we have assisted many clients with their real estate needs. Are you looking to buy or sell a property in South Florida? Now more than ever, it is critical to have a qualified real estate team and the proper search tools behind you. Live South Florida Realty, Inc., has been a leader in the South Florida market for many years. Let our team of professionals assist you with buying or selling your piece of paradise today! In addition, our recently launched “Florida Home Search” app is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. With real-time MLS feeds, this app lets you set your own alerts to notify you as soon as a property meeting your needs hits the market. Furthermore, it will also let you know of recent closed sales in your area so that you may be even more educated on the market. Be sure to download this app for your smartphone or tablet today!

By natasha@livesouthfl.com

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.

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