Tips For Sellers

Dated: 09/22/2015

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Maryland's awesome weather affords you a couple more months to comfortably work on the exterior of your home.  Preparing your home now will help to ensure a more relaxing transition from listing and selling your current home to buying your new one. Follow a few of these tips each week and you'll be done in no time.


OUTDOORS

  • Inspect siding for cracks 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 with a soft brush and soapy water. Repair any holes or tears or replace the screen material before reinstalling.

  • Have HVAC serviced to ensure good operation. Promote air circulation around the exterior unit by keeping surrounding shrubs and plants trimmed.

  • Clear debris from gutters,eaves, and basement walk-outs to allow rainwater to drain properly.

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

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

  • Wash decks and patios and seal surfaces as appropriate.

INDOORS

  • Vacuum or brush off refrigerator coils to help maintain energy efficiency.

  • 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 while you're up there, give those fans a good dusting.

  • Close the chimney flue to prevent insects from entering.

  • Repot, dust, and inspect live houseplants for dead/brown leaves that can be removed - and dust "fake" plants. 

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

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

  • Have someone you trust give your home the Nose-Blind test. What do people who are not in your home regularly smell right when they walk into your home? We go noseblind to the smells in our own homes - don't skip this step!

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