The graduations are just finishing up and with the end of July soon to be coming our way, many homeowners may focused on BBQs and summer festivities than home maintenance. But for those selling a home in Bainbridge Island this summer, keeping ahead of upkeep issues will become an important part of the project.

Some items that bear watching: 

The best time to clean air conditioners is before you fire them up for the first time…but since the AC has been much needed in the last few weeks, it’s probably too late. Never mind: sooner is better than later or even never — and if you're selling your home in Bainbridge Island this summer, you'll want to keep the home comfortable at all times for potential buyers. Your owner's manual should explain how to change filters and clean coils and fins.

Everyone knows how important clearing clutter is for selling your Bainbridge Island home, but don't forget to stash the winter's heating paraphernalia. While you’re storing any portable heaters, pull the filters from the central furnace and pick up replacements next time you’re at the hardware store. When potential buyers see the new replacements neatly placed where they’ll be handy come winter, they are likely to register that this is one property owner who is well ahead of maintenance issues.

Cleaning the windows and window coverings is a chore none of us looks forward to. But when you're selling your home on Bainbridge Island this summer, few touches pay off like windows that shine, shine, shine! Choose a sunny days and see if you can get someone to work with you — and if you can spare an extra hour or so, hose off the screens and lay them out in the sun to dry.

Selling your home in Bainbrigde Island is less taxing when you put yourself a step ahead on maintenance. Then call a hard-working agent like me to put the rest of a well thought-out marketing plan into action. I’ll be working all summer to help bring you top dollar for your area home.

 

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