The Season Is Here, Listing Checklist for FallSeptember 19, 2012
It is nearly the season again, and Fort Lauderdale is preparing for its’ rush of residents to flood back into town. With the cold weather months approaching in the north, Fort Lauderdale real estate benefits from an increase in sales in the fall, winter, and spring months. In order to get your home ready to list during the busy months of fall, we recommend you assess your home from top to bottom and make it ready for the quick sale. Inventory in the Fort Lauderdale area is at a limited supply, so we do suggest selling your home today! Contact either Peter Barkin or Mark Gilman today for our marketing strategy for sellers.
1.Assessment: Take an inventory around your home and make a list of repairs that resulted from the summer storms. If you are an out of town resident, you may want to have someone inspect the roof, clear out gutters, and check for tiles, outdoor, and indoor, that may need regrouting. Organization is key and can aid you in your repairs budget for the season.
2.Chimney and Gutters: Though many of you may not use a fireplace very often, it is a good idea to check that they are clear, as the summer months can collect debris, which can start fires when you do need the fireplace. The gutters should be cleaned regularly to prevent leaks in the roof from built up leaves.
3.Cold Air/Warm Air: Your air conditioning has no doubt worked hard during the summer months. To prepare for cooler weather, have your unit serviced to insure optimum efficiency.
4.Planting: This is by far the most rewarding aspect of preparing your home for showings. Plants that bloom in the winter and spring should be planted and are simply stunning in Florida. Make sure you trim plants back to insure optimum blooms on plants such as azaleas, and plant some perennials in flower pots and beds.
For more information on homes and condos in Fort Lauderdale, Contact us today!