Home Seller Tips SPRING CLEANING

Dated: 03/12/2013

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     Spring and summer are prime house hunting seasons.  If you're thinking about placing your house on the market soon, giving it a deep spring cleaning can not only make your home sparkle, it can also help it bring top dollar.  Here is a brief list that will help guide you through the basics of spring cleaning.

     First of all, wash every surface in the house.  Windows should be washed inside and out with vinegar and water.  Scrub counters and painted walls with mild soap and water.  Use non-abrasive household cleaner to give ceramic tiles a once-over.  Household ammonia and water will lift up ground-in dirt from linoleum floors.  Launder all throw rugs and have your carpets professionally cleaned or rent a rug cleaner to do it yourself.

     Next, dust all of the woodwork, shelves, window ledges, tops of doorways and picture frames in your home.  Dust your vents, registers and returns, especially if you have central air conditioning.  Vacuum or brush out your fireplace, too.  You can use car polish to give laminate counters extra shine and more durability.  Use lemon oil, tung oil, or other appropriate wood polish to moisturize and protect your home's paneling, woodwork and hardwood floors.

     It may take a weekend to give your home this kind of deep cleaning.  But you'll breathe easier and help protect your property value, too.   As a real estate specialist I can answer any specific questions you may have regarding your home's spring cleaning requirements.

     THIS HOME SELLER TIP IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BRENDA PUTZER OF RE/MAX PROPERTIES UNLIMITED, WESTFIELD, NJ.  BRENDA CAN BE REACHED AT 908-518-5449.

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