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Thereís a Thaw Coming. How to Wake up Your Home from a Winterís Slumber

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Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

There’s a Thaw Coming. How to Wake up Your Home from a Winter’s Slumber

It's sort of a tease I know. There's snow on the ground and a quick glance at my weather app tells me it’s a chilly 14 degrees. Dang it. But hope abounds, spring will arrive! When you live in central Indiana, mid to late February is the time you start to think, “hey, this winter thing might actually end.” Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon.

If you are contemplating selling your house this spring, preparations should be on your mind. Transitioning your home from the doldrums of winter to the new hope of spring is important if you want your home to show it’s very best. REALTORS® offer their best low-cost tips for getting your home ready for the spring market.

  • Clear all debris from the yard. Clean up flower beds. Even if they aren’t blooming, get a nice clean slate. Put some potted plants at our entry way. Use a hearty plant that can withstand some ups and downs in the weather. 
  • Step back and examine your curb appeal. Did ice, salt and snow do a number on your light fixtures, front door or mailbox? Replace, repair or repaint.
  • Inside, get your carpets cleaned. Your traffic areas likely took a beating with all those snowy boots.
  • #1 tip – wash your windows, inside and out. Your only cost is elbow grease and the impact is amazing. Let all that light pour in through clean, clear windows.

Ask your REALTOR® for more tips. Chances are, they have seen it all and can guide you through the no and low cost options as well as the more extensive repairs that bring the best return. Happy selling!

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