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Top Cleaning Tips To Get Your Home Sold!

It may feel like Summer outside right now but we still have a few more weeks of Spring time to enjoy. The Summer market is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your space in preparation for getting your house listed on the market. 

With this in mind, we rounded up the hottest cleaning tips that will not only transform your space into a swoon worthy dwelling but also attract buyers looking to purchase their next home before the following school year begins.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

First things first: declutter your home. No prospective buyer wants to step into a house filled with perceived junk. Go around the house to identify items that have been taking up precious space for months and years. Perhaps it’s your collection of novels you’ve been meaning to read. Or clothes you’ve held onto for special occasions or “just in case” situations that never quite materialised.

Once you figure out what needs to be donated or boxed up and stored in your garage, you’ll breathe easier knowing that you’ve created a perfect space for the next owner to manifest their dream home.

Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean

There’s nothing like dirty windows, screens, and sills that signal “Don’t look inside” to prospects. Tackle this moderately intense project by starting with the inside of your home, as you’ll have more control over the outcome.

To clean the windows outside, hose them down and remove excess water by using a squeegee. As for cleaning solutions, there are plenty of eco-friendly products that will yield sparkling, streak-free results. More of a DIY person? Mix distilled white vinegar with water for the same results.

Get Your Floors Spick And Span

Chances are, you already sweep, dust, or vacuum your house every week to keep your floor looking and smelling fresh. Despite your best efforts, stubborn dirt, dust, and allergens get deeply embedded in your hardwood floor or carpet, leaving behind a less-than-pleasant appearance and odor. Whether you live in a large compound or a smaller, cosier house, it’s well worth the money to enlist the help of a professional floor cleaning service to ensure every square inch of your place looks and smells brand new. 

Want to maintain the freshness without added chemicals? Use an air purifier in lieu of air fresheners to eliminate funky smells.

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Beautifying your outdoor space is just as important as cleaning the interior of your home. Take a mini-tour of your yard and garden; does your lawn need a proper cut? Are there any pesky weeds sprouting throughout your otherwise pristine yard? Take care of the landscaping duties yourself or hire a professional to tidy things up while you bask in the sun and sip on a refreshing glass of Arnold Palmer. If neither of these applies, enjoy a weekend of embellishing your garden with fresh flowers and lush plants conducive to thriving in your city. Or try adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door for a quick, inexpensive way to make the right impression. (Pro tip: Stick to neutral colours as they appeal to most home buyers.)

De-Gutter And Mend Your Roof

After months of snow-ridden winter days firmly in the rearview mirror, chances are your gutter and roof took some weather-induced wear and tear. Remove the collection of dead leaves and debris from the gutter to prevent any unwanted critters and insects from inhabiting the space and potentially clogging it. While you’re at it, inspect your roof for any holes, leaks, and other damages incurred during the previous season.

Taking these steps will not only save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in costly repairs, but whoever is lucky enough to snag your abode will have a sturdy yet comfortable roof over their head.

Do you have any cleaning tips that you would like to share with us? Let us know below.

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April 2022 Market Report For Our Communities

The inventory is here at last! Buyers have been crying out for more inventory and the spring market has begun to provide. Across our communities we’ve seen a 29% rise in active listings. It’s been a lack of inventory that has been driving up prices, so this news will be welcomed by the many buyers looking. However, inventory is still incredibly low – down more than 48% compared to pre pandemic numbers. With less options on the market, we continue to see house prices rise as the new average house price sits in the high $800’s – up around 13%.

In our local communities, we saw these trends continue, a lot more inventory in Midland with a huge 60% increase. We also saw large inventory increases in Tiny and Tay throughout April. Prices are still continuing to rise in our area with the biggest in Tiny. Tiny’s average price rose 29% compared to last year whilst also breaking the $1m mark for average pricing. There are starting to be more options for all those hungry buyers but overall our community is still lacking the amount of inventory to match the buyer’s desires. With low competition, it’s still a great time to take advantage of the market and achieve maximum price for your property.

Trust your local experts to guide you through the process and take advantage of the current market. Ask us about our FREE Home Market Analysis to determine exactly how much your Home is worth in today’s Market.

All data correct as of May 12th, 2022, data gathered by the Ontario Collective based on April 2021 vs April 2022.