With the gorgeous spring weather on its way, many of us will be motivated to do a bit of a tidy up.
Spring cleaning – while cathartic – also offers a range of benefits such as maintaining the quality of your home or easing allergies. However, for those looking to sell, the right cleaning and upkeep have the potential to boost the value of your home and entice buyers.
With selling season approaching and potential buyers filling in their inspection calendars, there’s no better time to tackle some cleaning to boost the value of your property. Here are some common items on your to-do list that can have a big impact come inspection time.
One of the biggest drawcards for many properties is nice open spaces. Before you start the deep clean, take a look at getting rid of items you no longer need. The less clutter in the home, the larger a room can feel. Not only will this help potential buyers imagine themselves living in the space, but it will also help you immensely when it comes time to move into your new place as well.
As you’re decluttering, it might be the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the extra room and retouch the paintwork. If you think you’re up for it, a complete coat of paint can transform your space and rejuvenate that fresh look.
For a safe, crowd-pleasing option, stick with neutral, light tones in living spaces. This will give your buyers a clean slate to work with and also enhances the natural light in your home. However, you may want to think about adding a little personality in some areas and help your home stand out among the rest. For a bit of something extra, boost your curb appeal by giving your front door a pop of colour.
Tend to your floors
Once you start moving things around, you may find a stark difference to your carpets when you compare sections that are visible yearlong to those covered by furniture. The state of your carpets, tiles, and floorboards can have a big impact on the feel of a room and is certainly something a buyer will notice. Take the time to give the floors a deep clean or consider hiring a reputable cleaning company to do it for you.
Think about the first impressions
While most of your spring cleaning is likely to take place inside the home, curb appeal and the exterior areas of your property can have a big impact on buyers. A pressure washed driveway, clean windows, and a fresh paint job can completely transform your façade, and clearing out the weeds or tending to a new garden provides the gorgeous invitation you’re looking for when appealing to buyers.
Get around to those little fixes
From that creaky door to the leaky tap, every home has a list of small issues that can make a big difference when it comes to open homes. A deep spring clean is a perfect opportunity to think about the little things you’ve been putting off. Not only will you get to tick off the items that have been on your list for a while, but it will also show potential buyers the attention to detail that indicates a home has been well looked after.
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Thursday, 17 September 2020