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5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring

February 23rd, 2023

As winter finally releases its chilly grip, it’s time to look ahead to spring! But the real question is: is your home ready for the warmer weather? Although you may not realize it, there are actually several spring maintenance tasks you should complete each year to ensure your home stays in optimal condition. So, today, our experts at Evergreen Home Buyers have compiled a list of 5 tips for preparing your home for spring that you can begin implementing right away!

1. Inspect Your Home’s Exterior
The first thing you’ll want to do when preparing your home for spring is inspect your home’s exterior. Check areas such as your roof, deck, gutters, foundation, air conditioning unit, outdoor lights, and driveway to ensure they’re in perfect working order. You’re basically looking to identify any blockages, cracks, or other concerns that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

2. Address Any Issues
Now that you’ve inspected your home’s exterior, it’s time to address any issues you identified. For example, if you noticed that your gutters are brimming with leaves and other debris, you’ll want to get your ladder out and clear it all away. Another common issue homeowners face is cracks that have appeared or widened over the winter months. In this case, you’ll want to fill these as soon as possible, so the spring rain doesn’t seep in and cause further erosion or damage.

3. Exterior Spring Clean
Now that you’ve inspected and addressed any issues, it’s time to do an exterior spring clean. Depending on your home, this may involve cleaning the windows, pressure washing the exterior, clearing the driveway, and moving or discarding any debris that could hold standing water. One thing to note is that you’ll want to be careful pressure washing your home and start with low pressure if you’re unsure of the effects it may have on the surface.

4. Beautify Your Yard
Now the fun part can begin – beautifying your yard! Spring is the perfect time to add a little life back into your yard. Start by fertilizing and seeding your lawn, and remember it’s a good practice to overseed your lawn to make the turf denser and more robust. You’ll also want to fertilize and mulch your garden beds and prepare your patio space for all the spring and summer nights you’ll enjoy out there. Finally, you’ll want to trim back any unruly trees or shrubs and cut off any dead or dying branches to allow for new growth.

5. Don’t Forget the Inside
Now that you’ve got the exterior of your home prepared for spring don’t forget the inside! Beyond the standard spring cleaning, you’ll also want to check things like your furnace filter, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fireplace, and dryer vent (for lint buildup). Replace or clean anything as needed to ensure your home stays in tip-top shape.

Final Thoughts
Although these tips are great for any homeowner, they’re especially pertinent for those looking to sell their home this spring. Attending to these minor things can have a significant impact on prospective buyers and help sell your home faster! But what if you’re struggling to sell or don’t have time to complete these inspections and repairs? Well, there is an alternative solution.

At Evergreen Home Buyers, we will purchase your home for cash AS IS, making the process entirely hands-off for you with no repairs, inspections, appraisals, or contingencies necessary. Plus, we can close in as little as two weeks! So, for a completely quick and painless way to sell your home for cash faster, visit today.

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