Archive for the ‘Doors & More’ Category

Check the Seals

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

If you look at the bottom of your outside doors
you may notice a rubber seal at the bottom of them.
Check out its condition.
Is it torn, coming off or has a piece missing?
If so, resealing or replacing is needed!

Here’s a Trick That’s a Treat

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Want an easy way to add some light to a room?
Remove your window screens.
This is a common thing builders do in new model homes.
It makes a noticeable difference.

Just make sure you tell the buyer where your screens are stored before closing.

Have Windows that Say Wow, not Whoa!

Monday, January 21st, 2013

It’s important to take a look, inside and out, to see what your buyers are seeing.  Here are a list of show stoppers when it comes to looking in or out of your windows.

filmonwindow11.  Cobwebs/Bug Nests. Don’t let any type of bug take up residence here!

2. Dust/Tree Debris. Whether it is pollen coming down or anything else of nature’s purging, wipe it off.

3. Fingerprints.  They’re cute when your daughter brings home a hand painted art project, but not on your sliding glass doors.

4. Discoloring. Regardless of whether it is mold or a broken seal, address it.

5. Cracks. If the frisbee put a crack in the left corner pane, time to get it replaced.

6. Drool/Slobber.  It doesn’t matter who or what the source is,  this is a BIG turn off for buyers.

7. Torn/Missing Screens. Get them fixed or replaced as needed. Taping them up doesn’t count!

8. Water Stains.  It doesn’t matter if they came from your son’s water gun or from watering the plants.

9. Decals/Stickers.  They’re fun for the holidays. But let’s make sure they are taken down afterwards. Any other stickers should be scraped off too. Better to have them on folders, notebooks and bags.

10. Broken Hardware. Laying the broken lock or handle on the window sill says you know it’s broken, but that’s it!

Cobwebs and Brooms

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

When most people hear those two words together they think of fun Halloween decorations. But when it comes to home housekeeping, brooms and cobwebs are very real factors. The good thing is that one takes care of the other.

Over time it’s commonplace for cobwebs and other debris  to accumulate outside your doors, windows and eaves making them a fright to see.

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But a good wipe down with a broom can do the trick and make your entrance a treat for both you and your buyers.