Preparing To Sell In Pandemic
Even though all over Northumberland County, from Port Hope to Brighton, families are staying home and staying safe during this pandemic. There are still some real issues to deal with. We all had plans for 2020. Probably no one planned on being stuck in doors for a month or two. Statistically speaking about 700 of those families planned on moving this year. Traditionally the spring (which is where we are now) is the busiest time of the year.
And so it stands to reason that there are likely families in Cobourg and Port Hope. Home and property owners in Grafton and Colborne really anywhere in Northumberland County that had planned to sell their homes in 2020. While those plans are certainly on hold as we all shelter at home, staying in and staying safe to lower the curve, there are still things that can be done to get a home ready for sale. Things that are safe and easy. All the home owners needs to invest is time.
C#1 Cleaning Kitchens during Covid
Kitchens are such an important part of every home owners life. The hub of all the family does. Home buyers are always keen to see that the kitchen in their new home is big enough and has enough storage. After a few years those cupboards can really get overloaded. This is a great time to go through them, sort out what you need and what you don’t. Once you’ve been able to that it’s time to reduce a little. Pair down to what you really need. Maybe 2 meals of dishes etc instead of a stack that will last a week. Put the surplus on the top shelves. Then when it’s time you can quickly clean out what you either want to store or get rid of. Then redistribute the remaining dishes onto the empty shelves creating the image of lots of space.
C#2 Cleaning Closets before Selling
Do the same in your closets. It’s April !!! Get out your summer clothes and sort out what you’ll want available once we start wearing normal clothes again. Keep some on the right and some on the left, then you’ll be able to remove the unwanted clothes quickly. It’s important to remember that a closet that looks like it has room in it so much more attractive to buyers.
C#3 Make Your Home Sparkle
Finally, while you are home and unable to leave, this is a great time to take an hour a day, pick a room and really give it a good, deep cleaning. This is the kind of thing that’s so hard to do when you’re working everyday. Now is the perfect time to get into the corners and on the top of the baseboards. Really make it sparkle.