Spring Cleaning Tips To Get Your Home Ready Sell

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Property Shoppe Team LLC
Spring cleaning If you're like most people, your home is one of, if not THE largest investment you'll ever make. So, protecting its value is key! Homeowners always want to know what they can do to ensure that their homes fetch top dollar when they're ready to sell. The answer is simple. Performing regular maintenance on a home is the most important thing any homeowner can do.

With spring finally here, why not throw open the windows and tackle those projects that you've been putting off all winter!
The checklist below is a great start to keeping your home in great shape, and at its maximum value.
  • Remove and donate unwanted items, reorganize and clean attic, basement and garage
  • Power wash exterior walls, porch floors, deck, patio, driveway and sidewalks
  • Clean outdoor furniture, umbrellas and outdoor light fixtures
  • Clean out gutters
  • Clean out refrigerator and freezer, making sure to vacuum the grill and coil
  • Reorganize closets, donating unwanted items
  • Remove lint from the hose attached to back of clothes dryer
  • Vacuum baseboards, walls and ceilings, wipe down walls
  • Steam clean carpets and area rugs and upholstery
  • Reseal natural stone surfaces (travertine, etc)
  • Reseal and repair grout in bathtubs and showers
  • Clean window treatments, dust and clean blinds and shutters
  • Remove items from all shelves, dust and clean
  • Oil hinges
When you're ready to know the value of your home, give me a call!
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All good ideas/tips here today.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Patricia/Seacost NH & ME

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Pamelyn - Excellent information and tips about spring cleaning to prepare home for sale. Thank you for the detailed quality blog.

May 06, 2011 12:03 AM #2
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Hi Pamelyn-thanks for the help today-you sure made them happy-great tips here too

May 06, 2011 02:21 AM #3
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William (Bill) Zoller
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Very good tips!  And while the seller's are cleaning up, they might as well be replacing burned out light bulbs including kitchen appliances, putting cover plates on electrical outlets, replacing batteries in smoke and CO detectors, removing the lint from the exterior dryer vent, and pulling the hair out of the shower drain.  :)

May 13, 2011 04:18 PM #4
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Thank you for the tips! I absolutely agree that we have to protect our investmens by any means possible.

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Thank you for the great tips. Makes me want to go home and work on my home.

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