We have all heard the jokes on dust in our homes.
Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
A house becomes a home when you can write "I love you"on the furniture.
If you write in the dust, please don’t date it!
DEFINITION of DUST: Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment. WHAT??? Burnt meteorite particles? So that explains it! (Wikipedia definition)
The same goes for vents in our home. Those vents are often overlooked but dust and grime do build up. Because we live in the house, we 'get used to' the surroundings and we don't notice things as a new buyer would.
So.... before you put your home on the market, go through your home, dust and/or wash all the vents. Change the filter if necessary. You may even need to do a quick job of spray paint to freshen the 'vent.'
Such a simple task goes a long way when selling your home. A buyer pays more for a home that have been well taken care of.
I like to compare it to buying a used car. When you buy a used car, and the seller has proof of the oil changes, it just gives that sense of knowing the car was well taken care of. Thus, the same is for a home.
For those homeowners who are over achievers (YES, I REALLY REALLY LIKE THOSE SELLERS), and you have a service that cleans and changes your Heating/Air Conditioning filters each year, we real estate agents thank you. Make sure you give the name of the company and possibly even the latest receipt to your agent so the agent can put that information in the HOME BOOK that stays with the house when the house is sold.
This is Terri's Real Estate Tip of the Day.