If you’re planning to sell your home in Scottsdale this summer, you have a little “home” work in your immediate future. Your real estate agent will do a complete walk-through with you to discuss areas that could use a little TLC to make your space more marketable, but in the meantime, you’ll also want to tackle a few routine maintenance tasks.
3 Spring Maintenance Tasks to Tackle NOW if You’re Selling Your Home This Summer
In addition to changing out your air filters and testing your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, make sure you:
- Clean out your gutters
- Spray for weeds and pests
- Have your HVAC unit serviced
Here’s a closer look at each.
Spring Maintenance Task #1: Clean Out Your Gutters
Although monsoon season is in the rearview, anything can happen over the winter – and cleaning out your gutters is one spring maintenance task you can’t afford to put off. You don’t have to do it yourself; you can hire a professional (many roofing companies offer gutter cleaning and maintenance services). The point is getting up there and making sure there isn’t any debris, including birds’ nests, that could clog up your gutters or cause damage.
Spring Maintenance Task #2: Spray for Weeds and Pests
As the temperatures start rising, conditions will be perfect for desert weeds to pop up and thrive between your rocks, mixed in with your grass, or in the areas around your air conditioner, pool pump housing or other essentials. Now is the perfect time to get ahead of the game by spraying for weeds.
And while you’re at it, think about calling your pest control expert, too. The bugs are already beginning to show up, and the last thing you want is for a prospective buyer to see something and think that your property is infested – sometimes out-of-state buyers are surprised at our state’s brand of insects.
Spring Maintenance Task #3: Have Your HVAC Unit Serviced
Your HVAC unit is about to put in some overtime hours, which means now is the time to have it serviced for summer. You can use the recent service as a selling point, too, letting prospective buyers know that your air conditioning system has a clean bill of health.