Expert Tips for Home Buyers & Sellers

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Increase the Value of Your Home with This Quick Tip

Believe it or not, it’s almost fall and snow is coming soon. As a matter of fact, there’s snow out on Pike’s Peak right now! The good news is that there is still plenty of time to do projects around your home that will increase its value.

If you’re like most homeowners, your garage is the first thing you see when you leave in the morning and the first thing you see when you come back. If your garage is a mess, it can really affect the way you feel about your house, and of course, how potential buyers will feel about it as well.

This means that the first thing you should do is go through your garage and sort through all of the miscellaneous boxes you have stored in there. Figure out what you don’t need and get rid of it, or, better yet, donate it to a charity. It’ll make you feel good, it’ll make somebody else happy, and at the same time, getting rid of that clutter will make step two even easier.

Next, go ahead and clean the garage. Clean any dust, fur balls or assorted garbage that’s been sitting there. If you have any grease or oil stains on your garage floor, I’d recommend using heavy duty cleaners like TSP, Gunk, or Swab. Any of these will do wonders for your stain problems.

Show buyers that you care about your home.

Finally, consider a garage organization system. These systems are fantastic; they’ll actually make you want to go into your garage, which, in turn, will make a buyer want to go into your garage. If a buyer can look at your garage and envision their belongings in there, they’re one step closer to putting an offer in on your house.

Organization systems run anywhere from about $40 to thousands, depending on how much you’d like to organize. A quick search on Google will yield lots of different results, and any one that you choose will give your garage a clean, professional look, which will let your buyers know that you care about your house. If buyers see that you care about your house, they’ll think of it as a good investment and may even pay more money for it.

If you’ve got any other questions about adding value to your home or anything related to real estate at all, give me a call or send me an email. I’d be happy to help you!