Garage Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home
It may come as a surprise to know that the garage is a big selling point for many homebuyers. If it’s the only part of your home that you haven’t staged or decluttered, you could be missing out on that quick sale. Interior design doesn’t just stop inside the home. You can use many realtor staging tips for the garage, too.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some garage staging tips and tricks that you can use to transform your garage and impress prospective buyers.
Cutting the Clutter
When staging your garage, and any part of your home for that matter, the first task should always be decluttering. Removing the items you no longer use or need or that are creating a mess will help you to reevaluate your space and see its full potential. Garages have always been a dumping ground for the things we no longer need or use infrequently. From Christmas decorations and bikes to spare car parts and sports gear, all of these items seem to find their way into the garage. However, when it comes to showing buyers around your home, boxes spilling over with your family life are the last things they will want to see.
Instead of showing what you store in your garage, showcase how much storage space it has to offer. There are many ways to declutter: hold a garage sale, take things to the thrift store, or put items into storage. The fewer items you have in your garage, the more appealing the space will look to buyers.
Refresh the Décor
While you may not be living in your home for much longer, refreshing the décor with a fresh coat of paint could make all the difference when it comes to improving its selling points. Flaking paint on the walls or stains on the garage floor could be putting off potential buyers without you realizing it. White paint is a great way to brighten a space and will give the new homeowners a blank canvas to work with. Stains on the floor can be easily taken care of with a pressure washer. Within an afternoon and with a little hard work, you could have a beautiful garage space that is spotless, clutter-free and irresistible to buyers. Don’t forget to clean and polish your garage door. It’s often the first thing people see when coming to view your home.
Organize the Space
When people visit your home with a view to buying it, they want to imagine themselves living there. Help them to feel at home immediately by organizing your garage and showing them how they can maximize the available space. Garage organization can really help them to see what a great space it is. Leave as much of the floor space free as possible. Some homeowners like to keep their car in the garage and will want to see how much free space you have. Focus your attention on the walls and how they could be used to utilize storage. Hang some shelves or invest in some sturdy rolling shelves. You can always take these with you when you move but for now, let them work their magic by showing buyers what’s possible.
Are you ready to transform your garage? The skilled team at Five Star Staging can help you to turn your garage into one of the best spaces in your home. Contact us today to find out more about our services.
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