Help Your Clients Get Their Homes Ready For Summer Showings with These Tips!

Reblogger Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

Great tips for spring even if you arent selling your home!! 

Often overlooked it the refrigerator coils, especially if you have a spare or a deep freeze in the garage/basement..

Winter blankets and comforters.. Make a trip to the local laundry mat. They have the oversized washers and dryers that are perfect for big bulky items!

Original content by Rhonda Sanderson

With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to give your clients tips to get their homes in top shape for viewing in the months ahead.



  • Inspect siding for cracks or other damage and make any needed repairs.

  • If paint is peeling, cracking, or chipped, repair and repaint now to limit damage to the underlying materials.

  • Remove window screens and clean them with a soft brush and soapy water. Rinse well and allow them to dry in the sun. Repair any holes or tears, or replace the screen material before reinstalling. It's a fairly easy DIY job to replace the screening, or you can check to see if your local hardware store offers this service.

  • Have the air conditioning unit serviced to ensure good operation. Promote good air intake by keeping shrubs and plants around the unit trimmed.

  • Clear dirt and debris from gutters and eaves.

  • Seal cracks in the driveway and keep walkways clear of debris and overgrown plants.

  • Test irrigation and sprinkler systems and replace any broken sprinkler heads or emitters. Check for proper water coverage and adjust if necessary.

  • Power wash decks and patios and seal surfaces as appropriate.



  • Vacuum or brush off refrigerator coils to help maintain energy efficiency. Depending on your model, the coils will be located either on the bottom or on the back of the appliance.

  • Empty dehumidifier pans and clean hoses according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  • If possible, take area rugs outside and hang them over a deck or porch rail to air out.

  • Adjust ceiling fans for proper balance and change the rotation to the summer setting. While you're at it, give the unit a good dusting to avoid blowing dust around the room.

  • Switch out heavy bedding for lightweight summer fabrics. Have the winter bedding cleaned before storing it away for the season.

  • Close the chimney flue to prevent insects from entering and to help keep cool air in during the months ahead.

  • Repot houseplants to give their roots a fresh start for the summer.

  • Check door and cabinet hinges and lubricate any that stick or squeak.

  • Open windows even on cooler days to get fresh air flowing throughout the home.

Have a great summer season!! 


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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

A great list, Lesley, and worthy of a reblog. I have a number of items I need to take care of in my home!

May 09, 2017 04:03 PM #1
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Very handy list.  Thanks for the repost, and for the follow!

Jun 10, 2017 01:29 PM #2
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