Home Improvement

End of Summer Home Maintenance

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Labor Day is around the corner and it's the time of year that people reminisce about the wonderful times they had during the summer and begin to prepare themselves for the upcoming seasons. While people prepare for the colder weather it's important that they prepare their homes, too. Here is a suggested home maintenance list for the end of summer so that your home is best prepared for the change of seasons. 

Paint (if you need to, there is better ventilation now than there will be in the winter)

Clean and inspect windows 

Make sure your fireplace is winter ready 

Replace air filters 

Fix your driveway (if necessary)

Clean gutters 

Inspect siding 

Store outdoor furniture

Organize your garage 

Clean garbage and recycle bins 

Prepare your pool for the winter/complete any necessary pool maintenance 

Seal your attic and basement

Prepare your porch, deck and/or patio for the winter elements 

Clean out your garbage disposal 

Vacuum upholstery

If you think there should be anything added to our list, let us know in the comments section below!

Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint is an easy and cost-effective way to give your home a new look and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Creating a focal point with color can either help or hurt depending on how you go about it. Click on the photo below for some helpful advice on how to use color effectively and make the most of your painting project.



5 Great Reasons to Sell your Home in the Winter!

When you think of winter, you may think holidays, skiings, skating, sledding but not necessarily selling your home or vacant land. It's actually a great time to list your property. Click on the photo below and enjoy an interesting article by Realtytimes.com that may have you thinking differently about selling your home while there's still snow on the ground. Then stop-in, or give us a call to speak with one of our experts and get your home, land or commercial property sold this winter!

Protect your home through the winter season!

Winter has settled in with it's delightful freezing temperatures, snow and ice. Now is the time to stay on top of some home maintenance projects you may not have thought of to make the most of the season and ensure a smooth transition to spring. Click on the photo below for a link to some helpful tips and tricks to keep your home, safe and protected against all that Mother Nature will bring.

It's time to get into the decorating spirit!


Before the snow really starts flying, now is a great time to make your outdoor

spaces festive and fun and burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories!

HouseBeautiful has put together a great collection of outdoor decorating ideas to

get you into the spirit! Click on the photo below to view the slideshow and helpful tips. 


It's a Great Time to Sell!

With low inventory and willing, ready and able buyers it's a great time to sell! 

Click on the link below for some helpful tips of what to do and what not to do to showcase your home to potential buyers and and get it sold quickly. Call or stop-in today to speak with one of our experts about a no-obligation consultation and free market analysis. We are one of the oldest and most respected firms in town, conveniently located in the heart of downtown with an eye toward care and personal service. Why settle for less?