So, you’ve been thinking of selling your home. You’ve even gone as far as starting a few renovations here and there to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, but have you taken a look at the garage lately? It’s likely you’ve forgotten this neglected space in your home. For buyers, the possibilities of what a garage could be are endless. Help them see the potential in this space with these five upgrades.
Give that Garage Door a Facelift
The garage door is a big deal, especially if you are in a much older home. Is your garage still sporting a manual, wooden door? It’s time for you to upgrade to automatic doors. You can even go as far as choosing a new color that could brighten up the exterior of your home. Remember, curb appeal is what sparks the desire for curious eyes to actually want to walk into your home.
Insulate and Ventilate
Keep temperatures regulated on hot and cold days by making sure your garage is properly insulated. Check your doors for drafts and install a weather strip if needed. Make sure you check that the room is properly ventilated as well. The fumes that can build in this space can be deadly if they seep into your home. Consider installing a carbon monoxide detector to be safe. You may even need to install an exhaust fan to be sure air is circulating properly.
Check Your Lighting
Is your garage illuminated by one lonely bulb that barely reaches the far corners of the room? A lack of good lighting will make it hard for buyers to see the full potential of the space. Consider installing motion-sensitive lighting that shines into every nook and cranny.
Nobody likes a junky garage. It’s embarrassing to have your garage door swing open and see towering heaps of sporting gear, bikes, and lawn equipment. Remember, like any other room in your home, you want buyers to see the potential in your garage. You can’t really tell how much room you have to work with in a cluttered space. Installing storage racks, organizing items in bins, and purging where necessary will go a long way.
Finish Your Floors
An epoxy coating will do wonders in bringing new life to your garage floors. That drab concrete covered in oil stains is an eyesore.
Address these few upgrades along with any other renovations you have planned, and your home will be on its way to being market-ready. Ready to sell with confidence? Connect with one of our 8,000 agents to help you list your current home and/or find the perfect fit for you and your family. If it’s a question of what you can afford, check out our mortgage calculator to help estimate your monthly payments. For local listings you can trust, start with REIN.com.
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