Attention Sellers: You Are Being Judged By The Appearance of Your Garage

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Attention Sellers:  You Are Being Judged By The Appearance of Your Garage

Even if you are not a fan of the many real estate television shows(Designed to Sell is probably the best example) you are probably aware of the concept that first impressions are very important when placing your home on the market for sale.

The first days when a home "hits the market" your first visitors may be the most important ones that will walk through your door --- in many cases they are "really ready".  Maybe they have lost abidding war for the house around the corner. Perhaps, they have been searching in your neighborhood for just the right home.

So you are ready.    Fresh "listing plants" or lush mature landscaping recently pruned and refined.  The bright red front door.  Hardwood floors glisten.  Kitchen countertops with just two appliances.  You understand curb appeal and the value of de-cluttering inside the house.

But wait.....

What about the garage?

This week on our broker caravan, I was touring a property with an attached garage.  I had just said to the listing agent --- great kitchen and headed to door leading to the garage.  I opened and she said, "Isn't that the cleanest garage you have ever seen?"  Indeed it was very clean and organized.  It wasn't the cleanest or the best --- but very worthy of a compliment.

At that moment another agent came into the house and we started a conversation --- having a clean, well organized garage can speak volumes of the property's perception to a potential buyer.  "Oh my, if the garage is this nice, they must really take care and pride in everything".   

So when your home is on the market for sale---think about your garage and its appearance. 

Attention Sellers:   You Are Being Judged By The Appearance of Your Garage

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Pasadena, West San Gabriel Valley or the northeast foothill communities within the city of Los Angeles contact Michael Jacobs at 818.516.4393 cell or michaeljacobs@coldwellbanker.com

 

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Melinda --- I think many people feel the same way.  Of course, I'm assuming your house is not on the market for sale.

March 19, 2011 03:03 PM
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Norma Toering
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Michael - You know what garage feature speaks volumes?  An epoxy finish on the floor--when I see one of those I know the homeowner is serious about keeping his property in tip-top form!

March 19, 2011 04:53 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Norma --- I AGREE!  The epoxy finish is one of those "careful attention to detail" points I love to mention in property listings or to ensure a buyer notices.  

March 19, 2011 07:07 PM
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TERI LINDSAY
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Michael, I agree... the garage HAS to be presentable, and for so many families it is the "storage unit".  First impression starts at the street..... garage doors, exterior lights, and walkways.... a messy garage makes a huge statement to a potential buyer!

March 20, 2011 12:31 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Teri --- I'm very much in agreement so many seemingly "little" things add up to making the right first impression.

March 20, 2011 12:35 AM
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