Selling next spring? ....time is running out!

Published 22 August 12 03:59 AM | Gord McCormick 

You're kidding me right? We are not even at the end of August, yet "time is running out". Well, think about it, there are only a few weeks of summer remaining (sorry!) and then fall with weather warm enough to do a lot of outdoor tuneups that you may not have time enough to do in the early spring, because of cold or damp weather. This is especially true for anyone who may be comtemplating a sale anytime between November and May. Outdoor projects that will help you get ready for a spring sale now include:

Any outdoor painting, caulking, staining, sealing, parging or other concrete repair

Repair or replace any tired fencing or decking.

Thin out, weed and mulch gardens and plant new spring bulbs for colour.

Trim hedges, shrubs and replace any plants, trees or sod decimated by this summers torrid heat.

Aerate, top dress and overseed the lawn and fertilize, so it will look great next spring. Hire a professional lawn service company or landscaping company if your lawn and gardens are in really poor condition.

Clean out the eavestroughs once all the leaves are down this fall.

Get the windows cleaned inside and out.

De-clutter garage, garden shed and remove any extraneous items or materials from outside spaces.

Replace any tired outdoor furniture or accessories.

Dig out your home inspection manual and see if there are any outstanding items on the list that have not been completed.

Get your driveway sealed, so it will look well maintained come spring. 

You could also take some photos of the exterior of the house and yard, garden, shrubs, trees etc.  right now, as they probably look better right now than any time until early May.  Having some nice color photos to use for online in in home presentation during listings, is a great tool and allows prospective buyers to see the summer state of the exterior landscaping or other features.

This is by no means a complete list and you have not even started inside yet! If you would like to discuss what you need to do to be 100% "listing ready" for a spring or winter sale, by all means give us a call.

Gord McCormick, Broker of Record
Dawn Davey, Broker
Oasis Realty Brokerage
613-435-4692
oasisrealty@rogers.com
www.oasisrealtyottawa.com 

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