It’s Spring Tune-Up Time!

Real Estate Agent with | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

It’s Spring Tune-Up Time!

Spring has sprung and there’s not a better time to do a quick tune up of your home! Before summer vacations begin and cookouts are all the rage of summer, now is the time get busy with home maintenance. 


Here’s a quick checklist for both the interior and the exterior of your home - maintain now, in order to save you time and money in the future.



  • Check seals around windows, doors and bathtubs
  • Drain your water heater
  • Spring Maintenance in CharlotteCheck and fix leaky faucets
  • Replace your HVAC filters 
  • Clean out your dryer vent 
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors
  • Make sure you have a working fire extinguisher
  • Check basement walls for moisture or mold
  • Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils




  • Inspect the roof
  • Clean the gutters
  • Wash window exteriors and check screens for repairs
  • Check driveway and walks for repairs 
  • Inspect deck and patio for warped, rotten or splintered boards
  • Trim bushes and trees, or any vegetation near the air conditioning unit(s) in particular 
  • Remove leaves and other debris from lawn 
  • Spruce up your home’s paint job
  • Look for cracks, 'sagging' areas or soft spots along the lower section of the exterior


Now that you’ve completed your maintenance checklist, if you’re thinking of selling your Charlotte home, give me a call or text (704) 491-3310!  I’d love to chat with you about getting your home on the market! Our inventory is incredibly low and we have buyers watching the MLS like hawks, waiting for their next home to hit the market!


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Fall is not the only time to get a jump on repairs the home needs

Apr 01, 2017 07:16 PM #1
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No, it's a year-round thing but, I find that a lot of people get busy with vacations during the summer, fall back-to-school routines and then winter holidays.  So, now is the 'quieter' season to jump in and tackle as much as you can...then list your home!  LOL

Have a great weekend. William!

Apr 01, 2017 07:22 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Debe, 

Thanks for sharing this spring tune-up list.  You bring up many valuable points.


Apr 01, 2017 07:29 PM #3
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

spring clean-up time


There are lots of clean up to be done around the house especially outside

Apr 01, 2017 07:35 PM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you, Bob Crane!  There's always SOMETHING to do when it comes to home maintenance.

Have a great weekend!

Apr 01, 2017 07:39 PM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Sham Reddy - Isn't that the TRUTH?!  I have SO much to do in my yard and the time just gets away from me. I have someone coming next week to do some trimming and sprucing up though - but, I'm surely not selling! LOL

Apr 01, 2017 07:40 PM #6
Karen Hellier
Freelance Writer - Big Canoe, GA
Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia

Good reminder tips Debe. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Apr 01, 2017 08:11 PM #7
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will bookmark this post and share with others, thanks for the post.

Apr 01, 2017 08:15 PM #8
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Debe Maxwell, CRS - after the winter we had, checking gutters for cracks, checking drywall for cracks, checking windows for leaks, checking roofs for sagging tiles or shingles, and issues with siding and paint are on my list as well!

Apr 01, 2017 08:21 PM #9
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like that you divide up the "honey-do's" by season, so it's less overwhelming, yet al gets done.

Apr 01, 2017 08:49 PM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Debe.  So when can I expect you to come over and get all of those choirs done

Apr 02, 2017 02:11 AM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debe, great list for homeowners to get busy with spring chores!  We may have another month before it is time for this list.

Apr 02, 2017 07:05 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great checklist to make sure that our homes are staying in tip top shape!

Apr 02, 2017 07:40 AM #13
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanks for the tips, Debe, I kind of hate to think of all the things we may have to do to our newest house since it is 22 years old!

Apr 02, 2017 11:26 AM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely advice to share with home owners.

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 02, 2017 11:39 AM #15
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Although there are many items to maintain throughout the year, historically Spring is the time to get out there and clean up and clean out.  Great advice for sharing with home owners and New Buyers alike.  Thanks so much Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Apr 02, 2017 02:20 PM #16
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Excellent list.  My husband is out working on the yard and garden right now.  Yesterday we spent much of the day cleaning out the garage.  Spring is here! -Kasey

Apr 02, 2017 02:41 PM #17
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