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Overhaul Your Home's Garage

by Esther Berkowitz 01/27/2019

If you plan to sell your house in the near future, it often pays to focus on your garage. In fact, doing so may help you find innovative ways to differentiate your residence from other available houses and boost your chances of a fast, profitable home sale.

Ultimately, there are many quick, easy ways to transform an ordinary home garage into an exceptional one – here are three tips to help you do just that.

1. Remove Clutter

From rusty automotive parts to assorted paint cans and tools, your garage may be filled with a wide range of excess items. However, if you spend some time decluttering, you can cut down on excess items and improve your garage's appearance.

Separate must-keep items from excess ones in your garage. Then, if you have an abundance of clutter, you can host a yard sale or list excess items online.

Furthermore, if you're struggling to get rid of garage clutter, you may be able to donate some items to charity. By doing so, you can do a good deed and eliminate clutter from your garage at the same time.

2. Perform Deep Cleaning

A neat, well-organized garage can make a world of difference in homebuyers' eyes. Thus, you should focus on cleaning your garage from top to bottom.

Sweeping the floors usually offers a great starting point for garage cleaning. You also can wipe down tool benches and other garage surfaces and vacuum your garage as needed.

In addition, don't forget to err on the side of caution as you clean your garage. And if it's been many months since you last cleaned your garage, you should wear goggles, hand protection and a face mask while you clean.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to getting a home garage show-ready, hiring a real estate agent is a must. With a real estate agent at your side, you can find the best ways to enhance your house's appearance both inside and out.

Typically, a real estate agent will meet with you before you list your house. He or she then will examine each area of your home – including the garage – and offer honest, unbiased home maintenance and improvement tips. That way, you can prioritize various home upgrades.

A real estate agent will even provide expert support throughout the home selling journey. For example, if you need extra help cleaning your garage, a real estate agent can put you in contact with professional home cleaning companies in your city or town. Or, if you're unsure about how much your home is actually worth, a real estate agent can provide housing market data to help you price your residence appropriately.

Unfortunately, home sellers sometimes ignore garage cleaning as they prep their residences for the real estate market. But with the aforementioned tips, you should have no trouble upgrading your garage and transforming this area into a key differentiator for your home.

About the Author

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Esther Berkowitz
Exceptional service, integrity, and fine attention to detail are the attributes that best describe Esther’s approach as an Associate Broker at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty. Her work ethic is unparalleled, and she tirelessly pursues all details necessary for her buyers and sellers to achieve their desired results. Esther’s twenty years of experience as a lawyer is also an enormous asset. While she cannot offer legal advice to her real estate clients, her legal experience is invaluable in negotiations, in navigating complicated deals, and in avoiding complications to begin with. As a bonus, as a fifteen-year Westchester resident, Esther has developed an extensive Rolodex of trusted service providers and can make recommendations for all of her clients’ needs. Ten of those years were as a mother, so Esther can also give useful information about various enrichment classes and programs for children. While Esther is always professional, her tireless efforts for her clients are imbued by a personal touch. She genuinely wants to help her sellers achieve a stress-free transaction. And she truly wants all of her buyers to find a home that they are proud to call home. Esther is diligent in keeping her clients informed because she understands how emotionally fraught both buying and selling a home can be. If you are looking for a true real estate professional that brings a wealth of life time experiences to the table, please call Esther at 914-522-1563. If she is not immediately available, she will promptly return your call.