Rob Pellegrini

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here are many reasons why the air quality in your home may not be at its
best. A faulty furnace or an aged carpet are just two potential culprits. Until
you get those issues addressed, how do you make your indoor air healthier
— today?

 

Here are some ideas:

 

• Check the furnace filter. This is one of the most overlooked
maintenance items in the home. Any furnace repair person can tell
you stories about filters they’ve seen caked in dust. Make sure those
aren’t yours. Air passes through those filters before circulating
throughout your home. Replacing a filter takes less than five minutes.

 

• Clean the drains. Drains are a surprisingly common source of odour
in the home. Most people only clean them when they’re clogged, but
they should be flushed thoroughly with a good-quality cleaner at least
once a season.

 

• Turn on the bathroom fan. Not only do bathroom fans remove
odour, they also reduce moisture build-up. About 50% of air
pollutants originate from some type of moisture; mould being the
worst. Professionals recommend you keep the bathroom fan on for at
least 30 minutes after a shower.

 

• Clean your doormat. Even if your doormat doesn’t smell, it can be a
source of air pollutants. When people wipe their shoes, they transfer
pesticides and other outside ground pollutants from their shoes to
your mat.

 

Of course, you can always open a window. That’s the most popular way to
freshen the air, and it works.

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Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of
things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?

 

One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can’t
change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small
spaces in your home seem more spacious.

 

Buyers also love to see a clean and uncluttered home. Think of how inviting
a hotel room looks at first glance, with everything neat and organized. Of
course, your home isn’t a hotel, but the more neat and attractive you can
make each room, the better.

 

One thing buyers don’t love to see is potential maintenance issues. So as
much as possible, get things fixed or updated.

 

In fact, the more “finished” and “move in ready” your home looks, the more
likely a buyer is to make an offer.

 

Don’t forget the surrounding neighbourhood either. A buyer may not take
the time to explore the area, so be sure to make a list of the most appealing
features. You might want to take a picture of the brand new playground just
down the street or print off a local map showing nearby shopping, theatre
and other points of interest.

 

It’s not about creating a false impression. Rather, it’s about making your
home look its best and drawing attention to its most enticing features.
Want more home selling tips? Call today.

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