Home staging tips: Don’t forget to clean your garage

When staging your home, it's important to clean your garage.

If you're planning to sell your Sacramento, Placer or El Dorado County real estate, you'll want to spend some time staging your home so that it appeals to the highest number of potential buyers. First impressions mean a lot to the people who will be viewing your residence, so it's in your best interest to make your property look as good as new as you prepare to put it on the market. 

During the home-staging process, sellers tend to focus most of their attention on key parts of the interior and exterior, such as the kitchen, living room, bathrooms, bedrooms and front yard. However, according to a recent survey conducted by Whirlpool's Gladiator brand, more than 75 percent of real estate agents agree that garages should be just as clean and uncluttered as all these other spaces. In fact, 82 percent of the real estate agents surveyed indicated that a messy garage could "have a negative impact on a potential home buyer's first impression."

"The garage is a window to your life," said DIY expert and master builder Karl Champley in a press statement. "We put in a lot of time and money to build value into our homes—and the garage may be the single most visible preview of what a home has to offer and space that showcases your property—not simply hides it."

If you're interested in selling your property in the coming months, you need a Sacramento real estate agent who can guide you through all the necessary steps in the home-selling process. Jon Hesse is one of the top real estate agents in Northern California, with a history of over $100 million in real estate sales, so you know you'll be in good hands. Don't settle for anything less than the best. Call Jon today to schedule an appointment.