We’ve finally made it! It’s almost summer and quarantine looks to be done soon. States are starting to open up (safely) and we can finally move on from this crazy springtime memory.
It may seem like all you need to do to prepare for warmer weather is to buy a new bathing suit and book your summer vacation. But, beyond the traditional deep cleaning, spring is the perfect time to get your home ready for summer.
Get your air conditioner checked
Dealing with a broken air conditioner during summer when the weather is extremely hot is definitely an unpleasant situation. That is why, before the hot temperatures appear and make your house feel like a hot oven, you need to check out your air conditioning system to ensure it will keep you cool in the summer months. We recommend shutting off your electrical panel and hosing down the outside unit to wash any dirt out. This will ensure your air conditioning is fresh once you flip it on.
Inspect your roof
A quick inspection of your roof before summer can save you from a lot of headaches. During winter, the heavy snow and the high levels of humidity could have damaged your roof. So, checking your roof for misaligned, cracked, or missing shingles which might let water seep in is a great idea before the heavy summer rains arrive.
Make your deck your favorite room in the house
Create an outdoor extension of your indoor living space: comfortable, clean, and filled with your favorite things. The fun part of patio cleaning is that it can mostly be tackled with warm, soapy water, a scrub brush and a hose – your deck, outdoor upholstery, furniture (depending, of course, on the finish), walkways, and even your hammock (read our great tips on cleaning outdoor furniture). After cleaning and arranging your furniture, create a moonlight mood with outdoor lights, and punctuate the space with flowering planters, candles and pillows.
Doing all these different things will not only get your home ready for summer but if you’re planning on selling your home this summer it will highlight the best features of your home. For some, summer might seem like a time where you don’t want to sell because common knowledge states the market may be weak - it’s a slow season. But with the right team on your side and understanding how to target the right buyers, you will be able to get that home sold quickly and yourself into a new one just as fast.
The Verity Group is the team and the tools you need to understand the market and get the best bang for your buck! Contact us on our website or give us a call at 757.452.8974 and let’s talk about it!