When marketing a home remember everyone looks in closets and garages. Please make sure they are either neat, empty or even staged. I have some sellers who want to take all the stuff and put it in the garage!
This is their quick way of getting the house ready for the photographer.
NO NO NO!!!
Garages need to be clean to show that it is only for cars. After the listing is signed, we go through the home to see what is needed to make the best first impression.
Garages are a wonderful selling feature in Baltimore. Especially with our wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. Either quite hot in the summer, a quick thunderstorm and the possibility of snow and ice later in the season.
Careful about storing something for a short time in your garage. That short time is much longer than you think. Before you know it ...there is so much stuff in the garage, there is no more room for the car.
Why do you think garage sales are so popular?
Quickest way to make this point..have the entire garage painted. That means empty first and then paint.
Note: Make this suggestion only after the listing is signed!
A clean, fresh, neat, staged garage is a good selling feature!