Your Neighbor in Real Estate: It's Never Too Late For Spring Cleaning

It's Never Too Late For Spring Cleaning

It's Never Too Late For Spring CleaningCleaning hand

Where have the days gone? Looking at the calendar reminds me that I have missed my usual Spring Cleaning Reminder. It is almost summer! So here goes...

During this renewal season, sparked by the bloom of flowers and the gift of longer days, many real estate markets enjoy the boost of consumers looking to relocate the nest.

That is why maintenance now will make  getting your home into selling shape an easier process.

1. Check and clean gutters, window frames and missing roof shingles.

2. Clear away any and all debris left by recent storms and weird weather.

3. Check and repair your sprinkler systems and replace damaged sprinkler heads.

Blue Broom4. Do you have a deck that needs conditioning, re-staining or repair? Consider a power washer, then an all-weather sealer or stain.

5.  Patio furniture needs dusting for sure and do any of the cushions need replacing? Remember an inviting patio is worth its weight in gold.

6. Check the pool and spa for repairs and a good brushing.

7. Whether you wash the windows yourself or hire someone, this would be a good time to do this.

Now the Inside

1. Make a list for every room which include cleaning walls of cobwebs. Wash curtains, clean drapes and deep clean carpet and drapes.

2. Clean fan blades and vacuum vents wherever possible.

3. Greatly reduce the clutter by having a garage sale or pack some of it away, if you plan to keep it.

4. Replace batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

5. Clean ovens and if you come across those appliance manuals, start collecting them in a memorable place for the future owners.
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6. Can any room benefit from a paint refresher?

7. Would the home benefit from the input of a house-stager?

Just reading this list would make me tired.
Just remember, nothing says it has to be done in one day. It is after all a spring cleaning project. And you will just love the results! Your future buyer will have the perception that the home has been well cared for. It can very well reduce your days on the market, which is just like money in your pocket.

For more good tips on buying and selling homes in the Oxnard real estate market, please contact me.


Sandy Acevedo ~Your Neighbor in Real Estate ~ Whether it is to buy or sell property

                 in Riverside or San Bernadino County, I can help!~


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Comment balloon 1 commentSandy Acevedo • May 07 2011 03:21PM


HI Valerie, Yes  and if the fan has not been used, you turn it on, and that stuff goes everywhere. Thanks for commenting.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago