Preparing Your Home For Spring

Prepare your Calgary home for spring! Tips from the pros to increase your home value.

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Preparing Your Home For Spring

Posted by Krista Kehoe on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 3:58pm.

Spring is well upon us, and Easter weekend is just around the corner. It’s time to start gathering supplies for a spring home overhaul. It may be as simple as decluttering, switching out heavy comforters for lighter bed linens, or giving your house a top to bottom clean. And if you’re interested in a bit more, we’ve added some tips on increasing your home’s value for the spring selling market.

A thorough spring clean can work wonders, no matter if you’re selling your home or staying put. When the standard clean and organization is all done and dusted, move on to the technical essentials.

  • Check filters on your furnace and replace if necessary, and if you’re prone to the spring allergy season, opt for a HEPA filter.
  • Head outside and inspect your dryer vent, cleaning it out and making sure there’s adequate air flow.

It’s all too easy to fall into the cozy, lethargic winter routine, putting off any household repairs or projects. Now, with the last inkling of winter melting, the longer days offer sunshine for outdoor repairs and indoor fixes. Spring into action with an itemized list of DIY projects, ordered by importance.

  • Were drooping eaves troughs left behind in the wake of a heavy snow fall? Consider fixing and replacing them before the late spring showers bring thunder, lightning, and plenty of rain.
  • Inspect the exterior of the house for any signs of cracked caulking or water pooling. Reseal where possible, and grade the lawn so water flows away from your basement.

If you’re interested in listing your home on the Calgary real estate market, then all of these steps will put you closer to a better sale. Not only are you improving on the curb appeal, but minor repairs can have great returns on the home’s value.

Have questions about how you can get your home ready to sell? Contact Krista & Mike Kehoe to get the answers.

Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®

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