When you’re selling your home, you want your property to look at its best, especially when you host a Show Day. But it’s not enough to simply fluff the cushions and run a mop across the floor - ensuring good hygiene guidelines have been adhered to is important, especially in our current climate, where global concern around virus transmission is at a peak. Deep cleaning your home To ensure your home is hygienically clean for a Show Day, we suggest: • Help your helper: If you’re lucky enough to have domestic help, task them with preparing your home for a deep clean. Moreover, it’s time to take things a little more seriously: now’s the time to make sure they are covered for sick leave, and provide assurances that they will be paid, whether they need to take sick leave, or your family needs to go into lock down for a while. • Book the best: When it comes to selling your home, there’s no such thing as “too clean”, and there’s no such thing as “too qualified” when it comes to your deep cleaning service provider. Make sure you hire a reputable, certified, and professional service provider. • Protect everyone’s health: If you, or any member of your family, or your estate agent, is unwell, in the lead up to your Show Day, we recommend you reschedule your Show Day. This may seem an inconvenient setback, but the health and well being of your family, your estate agent, and potential buyers, is far more important. • Change your greeting: Welcoming people into your home is often done with a handshake and a smile. Rather, considering our current climate and viral outbreak, it’s preferred you find an alternative way of conducting personal greetings. Don’t worry about the societal expectations - we’re all in this together! Prepared by Veronica de Kock Copied from: Cath Jenkin • Mar 16, 2020