"You never get a second chance to make a first impression" is a well known slogan and anyone considering putting their home on the market should take that to heart.
If you have decided the time has come to either relocate, upsize or downsize, take a hard look around you before hanging out the For Sale sign. And don’t overlook the garage, experts agree that when selling a home your garage is just as important as any other room in the house.
An Impulse Research survey found, “When purchasing a home, 80% of buyers factor in the garage when making their decision, ” while 82% of the respondents said that a disorganized garage had a negative impact on the first impression of anyone looking for a new home. No wonder realtors have concluded that maintaining an organized garage reflects on owner’s pride in their home. What does your garage say about you? When your garage door goes up, will your garage make a good first impression?
If you plan to sell your home, chances are you don’t want to invest a lot of money in upgrades that won’t increase the value of your house. Your remodeling budget is best reserved for those projects that improve the appearance, but also help you stand apart from the others. Most sellers will invest in fresh paint, decluttering and perhaps updating some fixtures – so how do you make your home stand out from the crowd? Offering a garage storage system can be the edge you need. A Braun Research Survey of realtors revealed that garages ranked higher as desirable storage space for homebuyers than basements or attics and yet many people use them as a dumping ground for all the things they don’t want in the house.
The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a difference. For a modest investment of two or three boxes of Proslat slatwall and some carefully chosen accessories, you can create a simple organized garage that not only looks good but offers potential buyers a functional storage system. The slatwall can be installed quickly with an extra pair of hands and half a dozen tools and then you will be ready to transform the space. Tires could sit in a rack out of the way, hoses, garden and workshop tools stored neatly on the walls along with any sports gear that generally sits on the floor. And just like that you have an clutter-free garage and your potential buyer can visualize hanging his own gear from those sleek and attractive walls.
Let your simple garage storage system be the good impression you need to move your home onto the buyers’ wish list.