Clean up ... Buyers are coming. - Royal LePage State Realty Brokerage

Clean up ... Buyers are coming.

01 June 2019
RLP State

When you're selling your home, you must be ready for people to pop in at a moment's notice. And no, it's not like when your neighbour drops by to ask you to water her plants while she's on vacation, and leaves in five minutes without noticing how many dishes are stacked in your sink or the layer of dust on your coffee table.

Nope, these people will scrutinise. And they will judge. But you're still living in your home how do you keep it clean enough to make a good impression, no matter the time or day? Plan, Plan and Plan! Simplify your home.

It turns out you don’t have to hire a live-in housekeeper, and your life doesn't need to come to a screeching halt just because you're showing your house. Taking each room and time to organise will save you time. Invest in fancy storage units to help for those quick pick ups.

Half of all cleaning problems come from not knowing where to start. Walk into a room, picture yourself trying to clean all the things at once, you will get overwhelmed, and suddenly feel the urge to sit down for a while and next thing you know the day is over and nothing was done.

As soon as you know you’re going to sell your house, pack up everything you don’t normally use.

Remove all the nonfunctional stuff or things which don't contribute to the overall look of the property.

Once you’re down to the stuff you actually need, find a way to quickly and easily hide it when it's time to show the house.

Take a deep breath, make a list of what needs to be done and tackle the list and get all family members involved. Once the big clean up is done, every day set a plan to tidying up before you leave for work. Tip: keep a box in your trunk of phone chargers, crafts, snacks and water in case you have a showing happening after work and kids are anxious to get home!