Do it for Yourself
Packing, Cleaning, Freshening and Staging. There is a lot of work involved in getting your home ready for sale. I often have clients tell me after they’ve gone through the list of work to be done for their home that they are so much happier in the home they are looking to sell. Instead of rushing around last minute to do all the work to give your home to someone else, do those items ahead of time and for yourself to enjoy!
Everyone knows what needs to be done to their home and any homeowner can name a list as long as their arm of things in their home that bother them. If those small items bother you, it will bother the buyer of your home as well. So do those small jobs now, you’ll be surprised how much better you feel about your home and how quick it was to do it. Doing these small jobs as you go along also save you some time when you are actually ready to list your property, you can focus more on the staging and less on the little jobs that you know should have been done months or even years earlier.
Some examples of small jobs include: painting scuffed baseboards, caulking countertops and tubs, painting the ceiling, cleaning eavesthrophs both inside and out, straightening kitchen cupboards, replacing taps, laundry hoses, updating lighting, replacing or cleaning older and stained carpet , updating bathroom and kitchen flooring, and anything else that you notice on a daily basis that needs updating or repair.
Take the time to show your home the love it deserves and the love that you had for it originally by maintaining it well now so when you are ready to list your property you can focus on the cleanup and staging and less on the small jobs, and you’ll be able to enjoy your home more when the list isn’t getting longer and longer until it becomes a burden. Complete those items for you and your family to enjoy now instead of working hard in the month before you sell your home to let someone else enjoy all your work.