Spring Cleaning is Here

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with 4 Malibu Real Estate Lic# 01457517

 

Spring is here and the snow is finally on its way out. Now is the time to check your properties for winter damage and get them ready for the Spring selling season. Here is a list of quick Spring cleaning to do to get your properties in tip-top shape:

- Take a look at the roof – Roofs take a beating during the heavy rain, snow and ice of winter. Check the roof to look for any loose, buckling, cracking or missing shingles and get them replaced right away. Taking care of these now could avoid costly roof repairs later on down the road.

- Check the plumbing – Make sure no pipes are leaking or were damaged during the winter season. Check faucets to make sure they aren’t dripping and check around pipes for any signs of dampness or previous leaks that could indicate water damage. Don’t forget to also check outside faucets for damage.

- Get the fireplace cleaned and inspect the outside of the chimney for any winter damage.

- Get debris out of your gutters.  Clean out all the leaves and make sure the gutters are clear and able to flow cleanly.

- Clean and repair screens.  You want those windows to look nice when your clients are doing walk throughs and checking out the great views around the house.

- Touch up cracked and peeling paint. Doing touch ups is fairly inexpensive and can go a long way in making a property look more appealing.

- Rake up dead leaves and mow the lawn. We all know how important curb appeal is when attracting clients so make sure the yard is tidy.

Comments (2)

Kristina Heili
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Woodbury, MN
Comprehensive Real Estate Services

Good suggestions. I'm adding dryer vent and duct cleaning to my personal list as well.

May 08, 2014 01:12 AM
Bobby LehmKuhl
4 Malibu Real Estate - Malibu, CA
Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.

Kristina, that is a great addition. Thank you for the note. 

May 08, 2014 05:31 AM