According to Liz at Modern Design Home Staging in Mississauga one of the most under-utilized home staging opportunity to increase the sale price of a house going on the market is upgrade the garage. †She claims that adding some inexpensive touches can increase the price of a home by as much as 2%.
Here are the top ways to make your garage more impressive and increase your asking price.
1. De-clutter the Garage, No One Like a Mess
Make sure that everything will well organized in storage compartments and on the walls. †The garage is not a storage space for your moving boxes. If you need the room, rent a offsite storage facility for a couple of months until your house is sold.
2. Add Non Slip Rubber Mats and Cover Those Grease Spots.
Rubber mats serve both the purpose of adding a safety element to the garage, but by adding colorful mats, your garage will look better and increase the perceived value of the house. † There are many types of rubber mats and some of the most ingenious models cover the whole garage with square rubber tiles that look fantastic.
3. Add a fresh Coat of Paint
Most times the last place we renovate and upkeep is the garage, but that does not mean that others feel the same way, and having a old and dirty garage will decrease the overall perception of the house even it the main house itself is in tip-top shape.
4. Add Wall Accents
Adding posters, paintings or other wall decorations to your garage might not be the first thing on your mind, but again giving any room a personal feel increases the odds that someone will “see themselves” living there and want to buy your property at the price you’re asking.
5. Showcase Your Vehicle(s) in The Garage
This again stems from the need of the person looking at your property to feel they are ready to live in the home. †Seeing 2 cars parked in the two car garage and how they fit nicely will remove such questions †and help you close faster.
Make sure to take this easy opportunity to add value to your home and sell faster for a higher price.