O Fallon MO I know it is still Winter but, are you Mr. Seller thinking about the Spring buying season?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

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That’s right O Fallon MO home sellers, right NOW while it is still Winter, is the  time to for you to be thinking about the Spring buying season.  Your O Fallon MO home has gone through all the snow and ice and everything else that Mother Nature had to throw at it.  So, as the temps start to go up in OFallon MO, it is time to walk around the exterior of your home to make sure things are still in the same place and in the same condition as they were before the winter weather set in.

With that in mind here is a list of 10 exterior items that will help make your OFallon MO home look its best:
1.     Keep your lawn cut and edged.  Trim trees and shrubs, removing all dead limbs and debris.  I heard that comment.  I know that there is still snow on the ground so, clear off the snow and ice from the driveway and steps and the porch.  Pick up those dead limbs and other debris while walking around the house.
2.     Add color to your yard and front porch with flowers and/or hanging plants.  It may be a little early but you can start planning what bulbs and other plants you want to put in the ground when it warms up.
3.     Arrange outdoor furniture and stack firewood neatly.  Put away all lawn equipment, bikes and other toys.
4.     Repair any broken areas of your fence, deck, patio, etc.  Make sure these areas are clean and in good shape.  Think about staining the deck and check for nail pops and reset them.         
5.     Check the exterior items like siding, window sashes, trim and shutters.  Clean these areas and/or paint as needed.  Give special attention to the front door area.  Maybe this is the year for that new front door you have been thinking about for the last three years.
6.     Make sure your gutters are clean of debris.  Wash or paint as needed.  Realign the gutters if they look crooked.
7.     Check the roof for shingles or flashing that needs replacing or repair.
8.     Replace broken windows, doors and screens.  Make sure each looks clean and in good condition.
9.     Wash driveways and sidewalks.  Patch holes and try to remove stains.
10. Touch up the “little things”….house numbers, mail box, door bell, etc.

Remember, you only get one chance to make a good first impression and you do want to sell your home don’t you?

I know that it is still Winter but, O Fallon MO home seller you should be thinking about the Spring buying season?

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

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Ann Allen Hoover
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Hi Don!  Our house is not going on the market, but do I ever have a list of things that need to be done....inside and out!

Feb 10, 2011 01:39 PM #1
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Ann,

I am sure you will get all done before Spring.  If not just give it to your husband.

Feb 10, 2011 01:48 PM #2
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William Feela
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Don, It is time to get everything tidied up and ready for listing.  You area will green up soon and sellers need to be ready!

Feb 10, 2011 03:22 PM #3
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Don Rogers
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William,

Come on greening I can use all that mother nature has to offer.  Thank you my friend

Feb 10, 2011 03:51 PM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Don - you could have really shorted that post by saying "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression":)

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Bill Gassett
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Don I remember the picture of this home like the back of my hand. I would love to have a lawn that looked like this!

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