If you’re looking to get your house ready for spring and summer, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’ll go over a few spring real estate tips you can use to prepare your home for spring. This handy list will help you shake off those winter cobwebs – and get ready for some fun in the sun!
1. Clean Those Gutters!
You should clean your gutters twice per year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Cleaning your gutters is particularly important in the spring to remove any leaves, twigs, dirt and debris that may have built up over the winter.
Spring is a time of plentiful rain, so if your gutters are dirty, they can clog. Then, they won’t drain properly, and they could even start to sag, or rip away from your roof altogether! So, give them a good thorough cleaning – or hire a professional!
2. Mulch Your Garden and Flower Beds
A nice layer of mulch is the best way to prepare your flower beds and garden for another planting season, and mulch makes your landscaping look beautiful. Grab some high-quality mulch and a wheelbarrow and put down a layer of 1-2 inches wherever your garden could use some TLC!
3. Replace Your Air Filter And Service Your A/C Unit
Given that you probably had your furnace running all winter – and didn’t open the windows – your air filter is likely quite clogged up with dust, pet dander, and more. So, replace it now, and while you’re at it, have an HVAC technician inspect and service your A/C unit to make sure that it’s ready for the summer heat!
4. Wash Your Windows
Time to rid yourself of the gunk buildup on the outside of your windows and let the warm spring sunshine in! Grab a bucket, some rags and Windex, and start cleaning your windows! If you have quite a few second story windows, though, you may want to hire a professional window cleaning service, unless you can climb up onto your roof safely.
5. Clean Your Grill, Patio and Outdoor Furniture
It’s grilling season! Give your grill a thorough scrub-down and make sure it’s still functioning properly. You should also wipe down your outdoor furniture and bring the cushions back outside and clean your patio. Renting a pressure washer is a great way to clean stone patios, but you can also just use some dishwashing liquid and a brush! Focus on the dirtiest areas first, and brush and scrub until your patio looks brand-new again.
6. Have Your Roof and Chimney Inspected
A yearly roof inspection is always a good idea, so hire a professional to look at your roof and look for missing shingles or tiles, and other issues with your roof. Get them to look at your chimney to – a faulty chimney can cause serious leaks.
7. Test Out Your Mower
It’s time to bust out that John Deere! Get your mower out – along with any other landscaping power tools you use – and give them a quick test drive to make sure that everything is in working order.
Get Ready for The Spring and Summer – Follow These Tips!
With just a few simple maintenance tips, you can prepare your home, patio and landscaping for the spring and summer. Follow this guide now and get ready to enjoy the warm weather once again!
It’s a well known fact that spring tends to be a busy time of year for real estate. Buyers and sellers alike are dusting off those winter blues and getting to work.
Whether you’re looking to start a new chapter by purchasing a home, or you’re cleaning every nook and cranny to get your abode ready for an endless stream of viewings, spring is the best time to do it!
Everything Looks Nicer In The Spring
Every climate has some form of winter. It might be brown grass, piles of mud or feet of snow. As the spring thaw begins, no matter where you live, things start to look just a bit more put together. In the spring, houses become a little easier on the eye, also known as curb appeal.
Potential buyers are browsing online listings or even taking a drive around to check out possible contenders for new homes, so it’s really important to take care when it comes to sprucing your property up for the springtime real estate rush. Even homes that have a stunning interior can be overlooked if the exterior appears drab.
Home Value Goes Up
While there is no rule set in stone regarding home value and the change of season, it’s a typical trend for home value to increase in the spring. The number of home sales increase significantly during the spring almost every year, and that alone has a large effect on the value.
If demand for housing goes up, then so do the values of the homes. Also, it’s not uncommon for those planning to put up a for sale sign in the near future to begin work on home interiors. New floors, countertops, cabinets or a few fresh coats of paint can do wonders for raising home value.
When values go up, appraisals follow suit. Appraisals take a lot of things into consideration, including the price tags on the houses around the one they’re appraising. Having your home appraised in the spring is a great way to get out what you’ve put into it.
Projections For The 2019 Market
The real estate projections for spring of 2019 are that we're heading for a slight increase. Typically you hear phrases like “it’s a sellers market”, pinpointing where the real estate scale is currently tipping. Trends are not looking spectacular in either direction, but if we had to choose, it is shaping up to be a good year to sell.
There won’t be any predicted shortage of buyers this year, so homes won’t be sitting on the market for months and then sold at unreasonably low prices. This can work in favor of buyers as well, as seller motivation is less likely to falter.
There are many components that affect the market, especially when spring rolls around. From a long winter, to government regulation changes, there are so many factors that play a part in the housing market.
In general, things are looking good for the market trends this spring, especially if you’re looking to list. Real estate can be finicky, but obtaining knowledge regarding market trends is a great way to get the most out of buying and selling property.
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