Clean up the Garage and Workshop

What you’ll want to show the males or more ‘do-it-yourself’ members of the family is how versatile your work spaces are.

Sell Home Fast –Watauga TX: There are many reasons to keep your garage clear of clutter and looking good at all times. For one thing, it’s a safety habit that will prevent accidents. When you plan to sell your house, though, your reason will be to impress your potential buyers with the possibilities they will imagine if you play your cards right.

The kitchen is usually the room that is most important to the woman of the house. That room is critical and should be as up to date as possible when you sell. The area that is usually most important to the men in the house is the area in which they keep their cars, tools, and toys. That might be the basement, the workshop, the tool shed, or the garage. If you are lucky enough to have a barn on your property for sale, include that in the ‘men’s favorites’ category. What you’ll want to show the males or more ‘do-it-yourself’ members of the family is how versatile your work spaces are.

“You should leave tools and other relevant items in the garage or workshop space to show that there is adequate storage for whatever they will need.”

Lots of room for projects, plenty of places for tool storage, places for seasonal sporting goods items and other grown-up toys, room for the kids (and adults) bicycles, and room to spare for storing materials for home improvement and other projects. The space should be clean and very organized. You should leave tools and other relevant items in the garage or workshop space to show that there is adequate storage for whatever they will need. Easy access is also a popular ‘want’ for those interested in workshop projects. Power tools and outlets, for example, should be readily available so finding a place to plug in the saw doesn’t become a project in itself.

As far as vehicle storage is concerned, there are different schools of thought on this subject. Most experts agree that your car should be placed inside the garage. This gives the buyer the idea of how much space exists there. If there is additional room in the garage beyond vehicle storage, be sure to accentuate that feature. When you create your listing be sure to use language that gives the perception of adequate area for projects and storage. Give the listing a description of the garage that includes a nice workshop space if it has one. Don’t simply state that the house comes with a garage. Show off the space available and what it can be used for.

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