Monday, May 22, 2017
It doesn't matter whether your home is 1,000 sq .ft. or 5,000 sq. ft., there is one thing that is often ignored by sellers that creates a negative feeling for potential buyers. By not decluttering closets you create a feeling of a lack of space.
Yes, buyers open closet doors and the sight of too many clothes crammed into a single closet instantly gives a buyer a feeling of an overall lack of storage space in the entire home.
It won't cost you a dime, only a little time.
Decluttering closets by packing away unused clothing is another step in the right direction to secure offers from potential buyers.
If you haven't worn something in a long time, perhaps it's time to sell it, give it away or at least pack it away. Also, with spring here remove all clothing that won't be used until next fall/winter. This will not only make your closet look sufficient in size to potential buyers, but you're one step closer to a smooth moving day by starting your packing now.
For more free tips on things to do to help you sell your home contact me and also ask about a free home evaluation to learn more about the market value for your home.
Coming to grips with the stuff we keep
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Higher than average risk of contaminants for wells
With high water levels over the past month it's important to have your water checked. Right now Public Health Ontario warns that there is a higher than average risk of contaminants for wells.
Public Health Ontario encourages all residents on private wells to have water tested at least weekly while flood and rain water levels are high to ensure water does not contain the bacterial indicators of contamination.
What to do to protect yourself
If your water tests as contaminated or you suspect there is contamination before you can confirm the quality of water through a test, you are encouraged to boil your water before consuming it in any way (including use in food preparation, brushing teeth, etc.) or use bottled water or water from a municipal supply if available.
Use the proper test kit for samples
Water tests for Ontario residents with a private well are free of charge, but use the proper test kit which is available at Ontario Public health labs. The Orillia Public Health Lab is located at 750 Memorial Avenue and serves Simcoe County, Muskoka, Nipissing, and Parry Sound. Get more details about Public Health Ontario water tests.