Posts Tagged ‘selling tips’

Eight home maintenance steps to prepare your home for winter

It’s June and the cold weather is starting to sink its claws in all around the country. While you might be reaching for your coat and bringing your winter woolies to the forefront of your wardrobe, your home also needs some special care. Harsh winds, cold nights and heavy rain can damage both your garden and your home if the proper care isn’t taken. “Winter is typically a time when … Read the full post »

How to design a veggie garden that doesn’t look scrappy

Edible gardens are not all the same. There’s the good, the bad and the downright scrappy – I have seen and tended to them all.

I know as well as anyone that edible gardens have the potential to get out of hand as your good green-thumb intentions slip away with the busyness of the week, and months … then all of a sudden your parsley is unidentifiable among an avalanche of … Read the full post »

Five simple ways to update your home in the new year

Freshen up your interior painting
Anyone can work some magic with the right colours and a paintbrush. With warm weather on the agenda, your coats will dry fairly fast, making it an easy summer fix. If you’ve got wallpaper to remove, holes or dints to patch, make sure you do that before you start on the painting. Typically, prep and painting take anywhere from three to six hours per room, depending … Read the full post »

New year, new project: Reno jobs for 2020

The striking of midnight on December 31 leaves us all (well, those of us who can think straight at that time) thinking of change and how we can all make our world a better place.
We usually direct that change toward our wellbeing, but our homes can do with a good freshening up every now and then, too.
The first few weeks of 2020 seems just as good as any time to … Read the full post »

7 Ways to Refresh Your Home!

1. Paint is your best friend

Painting is often named as the best return on investment you can make when it comes to improving the look of your home.
But don’t be limited by just painting the walls: Consider a treatment for cupboards, doors or even look at respraying a dated bathroom, which can add a modern touch.
Always speak to a professional first, though, as many jobs may require different … Read the full post »

DIY Prep We’re Tempted to Skip, but Definitely Shouldn’t

Cover all surfaces
Drop sheets, which cost $3 or less from your local hardware store, will be your saviour.
When you’re working on your next DIY job cover floors, couches and basically anything else you want to ensure is safe from paint splatters and sawdust.

Fill holes and gaps
Holes in walls and gaps around windows, doors and skirting boards are a painter’s worst enemy.
Luckily they’re a cinch to get … Read the full post »

5 things to do before moving into a new house

Moving day. It’s never going to be 100% stress-free, but a little bit of planning will go a long way towards making it much more bearable. Below are a few examples of tasks that should be done well in advance, plus a few extra tips on how to make the move as smooth as possible.

Connect the internet
Contact your internet service provider at least three weeks before you move. This will … Read the full post »

Spring cleaning hacks: 5 jobs you need to tackle now

Spring is the time to dust off the old cleaning gloves and put some elbow grease into those jobs you’ve been putting off all year.
Time for a spring clean? Here’s some tips.

Before the dread sets in, rest assured that with a little planning, a spring clean doesn’t have to take up your whole day or leave your house smelling like a hospital.
With some quick tips and some basic household … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 10

Not too hot and not too cold, just right please.

You want buyers to feel comfortable in your home. Make sure the temperature is not too hot and not too cold. You want the buyer to feel like lingering, perhaps moving in!

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 9

A Vanishing Act.

Key2 agents encourage buyers to feel at ease and at home in your property. Buyers feel uncomfortable looking at a property if the current owner is around. Make yourself scarce for inspections and make sure you are out of the home before the buyers arrive. If the buyers are early to the inspection, you don’t want them to feel like they are inconveniencing you by inspecting … Read the full post »

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