Summer is a great time of year in Phoenix and the surrounding cities such as Avondale, Mesa,Scottsdale, Tempe and Sun City.   There are endless activities, festivals and sites to take in on a getaway weekend or cost-efficient “staycation”!  It’s also a great time of year to sit back and soak in the beautiful Greater Phoenix scenery. As you experience a slower pace of life this summer in the Greater Phoenix area; it may be a good time to think about the health of your home!  

Whether you are hoping to sell your home this summer, or simply want to make sure your home is in great condition; there are seven tips that will give your home a healthy and ready to sell appeal.  For those of you who are selling; you’ll want to give your home that extra boost that will help it stand out on the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market, take a look at the seven tips below!

1. Examine your Front Door:  Oftentimes, the front door can be a forgotten piece of the home selling puzzle. Remember this is one of the first things a buyer will notice when they approach your home. Replacing doors with a more energy efficient door looks great and saves money on heating and air. Don’t want to spend a lot? A simple paint job will give your old door an updated and refreshed look.

2. Check the Foundation: Inspect the foundation of your Greater Phoenix home for large cracks and shifts in the blocks. Seal large cracks and gaps between the foundation and concrete/earth and directly on the concrete. 

3. De-Clutter: It’s easy to collect things that you don’t realize are giving your home a cluttered appearance.  Take time to evaluate the things you really need to keep and those things that you can part with.  Then, establish an organization system.  Hardware stores offer a range of affordable shelving solutions.

4. Get Rid of Mold: Examine your ceilings, attic, walls and bathrooms. If you do notice mold, you must identify the source of the mold before repainting. Ask a local contractor for help. When you are ready to repaint, use mold growth inhibitor paint made for high moisture areas.

5. Exterior Paint: Carefully scrape, prime and paint peeling spots on trim or woodwork. You'll protect wood against summer's heat and any moisture that can damage the exterior of your Greater Phoenix home.

6. Reseal: Caulk and other sealants safeguard your home against rain at vulnerable points such as cracks and open joints. Scrape out old caulk using a painter's five-in-one tool. Clean and disinfect with one-part liquid chlorine bleach in three parts warm water.

7. Add some green: The first thing guests notice when approaching your Greater Phoenix home is color, light and symmetry. When adding new shrubbery, keep it symmetrical. Change outdoor light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs. It is amazing what some flowers, light and fresh paint can accomplish in your home in the Greater Phoenix area

Tackling these seven tips will help prepare your home for the Greater Phoenix Real Estate market, or can give your home that fresh boost you’ve been hoping for.  If you are planning on selling your Greater Phoenix home and haven’t yet found a Greater Phoenix Real Estate agent to help you through the process; please let us know!  As a group of experienced real estate agents in Greater Phoenix, we know the ins and outs of what buyers expect, the current market and what needs to happen in order to get your home sold in a timely and efficient manner.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about selling your Greater Phoenix home or to get started!

The Russo Team
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