Home Maintenance Check List – Have a More Valuable Property

Canadian housing market predictions for 2023 are not much better than what we have seen during 2022. Rising interest rates and big inflation will gradually bring down property value. 2023 will probably turn into a buyers market, which means it will be harder to sell properties. Sellers and realtors will be forced to lower prices or become more creative when it comes to selling homes in time and at expected value.

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Beautifully maintained property

But what can be done to sell in time and at expected price, many would ask?

The answer is investing in property maintenance!

Given the option, few of us would volunteer to spend a Sunday on a ladder pulling leaves out of a gutter, prune trees, wash the driveways or dethatch lawn. But when your home is your biggest investment, as it is for most Canadians, maintaining it is a must. Home maintenance can feel like a daunting chore — particularly for busy homeowners who need to work daily 8 hours including some weekend or overtime work. Long awaited weekends are probably not enough down time to relax and to finish all the chores a homeownership demands.

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But it doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. A home operates with the seasons, coming to life in the spring and hunkering down for the winter. Follow this natural arc all year long, and keep on top of the small stuff, and your house will run like a well-oiled machine. Easily said than done, right!? Yes and No. For a new homeowner who never had to maintain a property before, yes it could be a challenging and pricey task but for an experienced or well informed homeowner, it can be a very easy task.

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Most of us get frustrated or lost when we don’t achieve what we want, in other words we don’t get what we want because we probably don’t know any better. This might be harsh to hear for many, but this is the concept of not getting what we want. Having said so, there are always tips and trick to bypass the trouble and frustration! How? It is simpler than we might think! Get the opinion of people who know better!

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Many homeowners don’t know the fact that most of the property maintenance contractors offer free estimates. Yes, free of charge estimates on all jobs and chores you have or might have in and around your home! Free estimate means, free advice, free education and free price on things! The very first thing on how to save money or get your property sell sooner at the expected price is to get those estimates and opinions in as soon as possible. There is no commitment to hire the contractor, just call them up and get them to give you an estimate. After having more information, you can decide on what your priorities are and what you could potentially do yourself. The heavy lifting you can give to your contractor of choice.

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Pressure washing services in Toronto

By following those steps, you’ll be surprised how much better off you will be! No more frustration, say hello to new and improved property!

Information is the King here!

We can consider us very lucky these days, we van find a property maintenance contractor easier than ever! Estimates, information and better property value is a click away. Not literally but you get the message. Call property maintenance contractors in and tell them what your expectations are, choose the contractor with best reviews and listen to your inner feelings. If you feel good about the contractor, that is the first good sign or you can simply ask your neighbours and friends if they have worked with contractors they liked. And you will be most likely surprised that all those chores don’t cost an arm and a leg if left to the professionals.

One last thing to consider: every $100 spent on property maintenance is $1000 saved down the road!

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