Spring Checklist - Outside Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 519993

Spring Checklist - Outside Your Home 

More than ever it feels good to get outside --- even if it means you have to do a little work. Stretching your muscles and doing a bit of manual labor to spruce up the outside of your home will be appreciated by the neighbors and will prevent issues down the road:
  • Visually inspect the roof for damage.
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts.  Make sure downspouts are directed at least 5 feet from your foundation walls.
  • Trim branches and shrubs at least a foot away from your home.
  • Inspect and replace caulk on windows, doors and other openings.  Always inspect caulk where different materials meet- for example where the wood siding meets your foundation.
  • Examine windows for broken glass or signs of moisture between the panes.  Repair any holes in your screens.
  • Check that windows and doors open and close properly.  Examine all hardware on windows and doors; lubricate as needed.
  • Check the condition of all exterior surfaces - repaint any areas that show signs of wear before they deteriorate.
  • Scrub your deck or porch and reseal or paint if necessary.  Check decks, porches, stairs, and railings for loose rails.
  • Inspect the grading around the house to be sure water drains away from the foundation on all sides.
  • Make sure your lawn sprinkler heads do not spray the walls of the house.
  • De-winterize hose faucets.
  • Clean leaves and debris around outside airconditioning condenser.
  • Repair all cracked or uneven driveways for safety.
  • Check the safety features of your garage door opener.
  • Inspect outdoor play equipment.


Hope this check list helps. Have a happy and healthy Spring!


Frost Finds Group

Comments (11)

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Lots of easy projects to keep people busy at home. Good list and helpful as well.

Apr 23, 2020 10:11 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I may want to reuse this. This is great stuff! Thanks so much for putting it up! Stay safe!

Apr 23, 2020 10:15 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Very very cool indeed and I hope everybody can find new ways to innovate in fun ways.

Apr 23, 2020 10:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeremy, it definitely is time to start working on the landscape, especially if a homeowner is thinking of selling!  

Apr 23, 2020 04:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeremy... it really is time to start working on that curb appeal whether you are selling or not. My neighbors have been out in droves during these shelter in place days.

Apr 24, 2020 06:36 AM
Sharon Alters

Nina Hollander we think all of our yards are going to look the best they have in years! People are out every day putting out mulch, weeding, mowing, and planting.

Apr 26, 2020 08:11 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I have to admit I don't miss any of these. Sold my home of 35 years and just moved into a great duplex in Yountville. cheers cvc

Apr 24, 2020 09:30 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Jeremy K. Frost very valuable list of Spring checklist for outside the home.

Apr 24, 2020 08:03 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a timely checklist to share. I need to get out and do some work in our yard.

Apr 25, 2020 10:23 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Jeremy, with all the extra time we have nowadays, Frank and I need to go over this list to see what needs to be attended to at our home. Even though we live in Florida, people do slack on the outside in 'winter.' :)

Apr 26, 2020 08:09 AM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Jeremy,

I actually copy your checklist on a word doc and printed it. I will honestly say that these are great tips.


Thank you.

May 04, 2020 05:28 AM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Great suggestions, Jeremy! I always tell people that if they do regular maintenance on their home, it will be easier on them when it comes time to sell. Spring is a great time to get started!

May 06, 2020 08:37 PM
Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

Great suggestions...I guess just not for us in South Floida. We just sit tight and try not to do a lot outside during those hot months...maybe just number 1 and 3 (because of hurricane season )   😁😉.

Jun 23, 2020 11:05 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeremy K. Frost - This is a great list!  Keeping the property up is always the best advice.  Even if you are not ready to sell.  Eventually, you will!

Jun 29, 2020 07:54 PM