I’ve seen too many homes for sale that have garages piled with junk.
Boxes, give away items, garage sale items, and just your normal messy garage items. It’s of my opinion that you can draw a conclusion how a home has been cared for based on the garage. Messy garage = deferred maintenance house. Clean and organized garage = well cared for home. It’s not scientific, but I bet you can think of friends and family members that support the theory.
Further reasons to care about the garage: If momma buys because of kitchen and baths, what turns on daddy? Garage, yard, and office/man room. Knowing this, home sellers should pay more attention to the garage.
Clean it. Organize it. Paint the floors. It is after all, part of your home. If it looks great, is well organized, and even has some “toys” prominently displayed it says “this is how life will be when you live here”.
Brad Officer is a Jacksonville Realtor, consistently recognized as a top producer within the RE/MAX offices.