If you were thinking about selling a few weeks ago, you may have been wondering when you would find the time to get your home ready. But that was before the COVID–19 virus hit the nation. With the market hitting the pause button and many people looking for activities to keep themselves busy, take this time at home to make any renovations or improvements. Here are our 5 ways to get your home ready to sell.
The easiest and most satisfying thing you can do is declutter your home and your belongings. Start organizing your house into things you need and things that you can donate. These can be clothes, books, toys or furniture. Make sure to wash or sanitize everything.
Start From The Top Down
When agents say clean everything, we do mean everything. The best way to monitor this is by starting upstairs and working your way to the basement. Clean from the ceiling to the floor. That way, you know you haven’t missed anything.
Clean Inside and Outside
Whether it be your whole house or just the fridge, make sure both the inside and outside get attention. Be sure to check on some often-forgotten areas like the freezer, oven, fireplace, and under your deck.
Check the Walls and Windows
Take this time to check your walls and windows for cracks or chips in the paint. This might be the perfect time to freshen them with a fresh coat of paint or to look into ordering new windows when the time is right.
Check Your Attic
Your attic is often neglected because it’s out of sight and out of mind. Take this time to inspect your attic and look for any structural problems, moisture spots, or a pest infestation.
Getting these things done now will save you a lot of time once ‘normal’ life resumes. This will put you ahead of the game. If you thinking about making a move click here to take the Knowledge Broker quiz for more tips, information and guidance.
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