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Recent Buying Selling Lifestyle Investor Tenants

How to get your home ready for sale while you’re in isolation

06-Apr-2020
Written by Ashley Blake
The days are long and you’ve watched enough Netflix to last a life time so now what? It’s time to use our time in isolation productively and actually tick off those chores we have had written down for far too long! If you’re thinking of selling, now is the perfect time to get your home ready! We have some great jobs you can do to get your home looking in tip top shape! Even if you’re not planning on moving, these tips are the perfect time fillers to get you through isolation…and you’ll have one gorgeous home at the end!

Improve your landscaping - Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home's lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.

Clean the outside - A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you've slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home's siding.

Make repairs - Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.

Make the front door inviting - A fresh coat of paint, especially in a colour that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb.

Buy a new welcome mat - Let buyers know they're invited into your home.

Remove clutter and depersonalize - Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.

Organize closets and drawers - Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn't have enough storage space.

Make every surface shine - From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.

Take color down a notch - You might like your lime-green bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

Good luck, stay safe and happy renovating!

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