3 Things to Watch for in the Garage When You Tour Homes for Sale in Vero Beach

Dated: April 3 2021

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If you’re like most people, you don’t think too much about a home’s garage when you’re touring homes for sale in Vero Beach – but check out these three things to watch for to make sure you’re not buying a lemon.

3 Things to Watch for in the Garage When You Tour Homes for Sale in Vero Beach

In some areas – especially those that get cold and get piles of snow during winter – garages are really important. However, many buyers in warmer climates like ours don’t put too much thought into these types of spaces. But no matter how you feel about garages, here are three things to look for when you tour homes for sale in Vero Beach:

1.       Whether the type of door it features will be a good fit for you

2.       The condition of the floor

3.       Will workbenches and shelves stay with the garage?

Here’s a closer look at each.

Garage Door Types

Garage doors come in a huge range of styles. Some roll up, and others tilt to open. Some types of garages don’t have remotes, while others do – and some even feature smart remotes that open the door as you drive up.

Although these things are a matter of preference, you should look for a garage door that has battery backup so you can still open the door if the power goes out. If the home you’re interested in doesn’t feature battery backup for the garage door, at least make sure the pull-cord is in good shape so that you can open it manually in an emergency.

Floor Condition

Check the condition of the garage floor – if it’s torn up, seriously oil-stained, or cracked and broken, you may want to ask the current owner to make some improvements when you make an offer. You’ll also want to find out whether the floor is finished and sealed.

Workbenches and Shelves

There’s a bit of a gray area for many buyers and sellers when it comes to what stays with the garage. Naturally, the current homeowner will take their toolboxes and tools when they move out, but what about the workbenches and shelves? Do they stay with the home? Ask your REALTOR® to find out for you. Often, if these items are attached to the house, they stay – but the seller may have a stipulation that they go. Every situation is different, so ask your agent to find out.

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Chip Boyer

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