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It’s almost Spring! The sun has been shining, the weather has been mild – a pleasant shift from January where we had a record low 17 hours of sunshine in our region. It’s as if the real estate scene has come alive with renewed energy and enthusiasm along with the sunshine.

In recent weeks, there has been a noticeable uptick with buyers making an appearance at our Open Houses and calling our REALTORS® with an excitement to view properties. We have had some very busy listings and have even noticed a few homes sell in a couple of days with multiple offers. The Spring market has started!

Back by popular demand is our Spring Home Maintenance Tip List:

Roof and Gutters

Your roof is one of your home’s first lines of protection against rain and snow. Before spring and summer storms roll through, complete the following:

  • Check your gutters and clear them of debris to ensure proper drainage.
  • Clean dirt and grime from your soffits, which are the undersides of roof overhangs.
  • Remove soffit vents to clear out debris using a broom handle or a leaf blower. If you notice any of the following you should contact a professional:
    • Missing, dislocated, or curved shingles.
    • Peeling or deterioration around the seal at the base of your chimney.
    • Loose chimney bricks.
    • Cracks or creases in your gutters where water drips through.

Windows and Doors

You’ll likely be opening your windows and doors a lot more often as the weather warms up. Keep moisture and pests out by doing the following:

  • Apply new caulk to cracks or peeling areas around caulking or weather stripping.
  • Remove storm windows and re-install screens.
  • If screens have holes or tears, patch or replace them.
  • Lubricate door and window hinges and tracks.

Lawn and Garden

Spring usually marks the time of year when many people spend more time outdoors. Prepare for spring lawn care by taking care of the following:

  • Trim trees and shrubs growing close to your house.
  • Inspect outdoor sprinkler heads for leaks or other damage.
  • Inspect your lawn care equipment by sharpening tools, charging batteries, applying lubrication, and refueling as needed.

Please know that although it may feel daunting to check off this list of maintenance tasks you are doing a great service to the value of your home. 

If you prefer to hire someone, please give us a call. We are more than happy to recommend local trades and services.

Wishing you a happy March – may it come in and go out like a lamb.  Emoji lamb

From your friends at Impact Realty Group,