When selling your Markham home, there are many tasks you must accomplish to make your property appealing to potential buyers. One of the challenges you will face is keeping your house show-ready at all times. A home showing can happen in a moment’s notice and you want your house clean, organized, and decluttered to make it easy for potential buyers to envision themselves living on the property.
To help you with this process, here are a few ways to always have your house ready for buyers.
Avoid Certain Areas of Your Home
One of the best ways to keep your home show-ready is to stay in certain areas of your home throughout the day. If you have a guest room, spare bathroom, etc., try to avoid these rooms and keep family members out of them. This will help to better contain the mess inside your house.
Mealtime can not only cause a mess but it can also create strong odors that linger in your home. To avoid this, you may need to consider eating out more often or reach for sandwiches, a bowl of cereal, or other items that require little meal prep, don’t smell, and can be cleaned up quickly.
Keep a Basket Handy
When you only have a few minutes before a showing, you won’t have time to deep clean all areas of your house. To ensure your home appears tidy and well-maintained, clear the clutter. To do this, walk around your house and quickly throw all items that are out of place in a basket and take the basket with you when you leave the property. This is a fast way to improve the appearance of your home and to get all clutter out of sight.
Schedule Multiple Cleaning Times Throughout the Day
Cleaning multiple times a day may be a necessity, especially if you have young children or pets in your home. Take at least 10 to 15 minutes multiple times throughout the day to clean up all clutter, wipe down the bathrooms, wash all dishes in the sink, etc. Then, if a showing is scheduled with little notice, you will have less to clean and won’t experience such high stress levels.
It is possible to have a home show-ready at all times but it will take work, energy, and time. If you are ready to sell your Markham home, give real estate agent Martin MacFarlane a call.