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Power Washed DeckIt is amazing what the simple act of cleaning up outdoors can add to your selling value.  Buyers make snap judgements all the time.  They  look at how a home is maintained inside as well as outside.  Keep your outside well maintained this Spring to make sure all the potential buyers that do a “drive by” first see your home at it’s best.  Keep in mind that a drive by in our neck of the woods may also be by boat, not just by car in the front of your house…make sure your decks are well maintained.  There are fantastic stains available at your local hardware stores.  Keep it simple and neutral when picking your color choice.  Grab a power washer and clean off the walkways, your siding, and anything else that has the grime from the past seasons laying on it!  After it is cleaned up, treat your wooden decks with a one coat sealant available in so many different options.  Buyers will believe that your home is just as immaculately maintained inside as well as outside and we can’t sell your house unless we get the potential buyer to step inside….

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Spring Landscaping

If you are thinking about selling make sure to pay attention to your landscaping details. Some flowers and black or brown mulch go a really long way in adding to your curb appeal.

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Brokers Open House

Come and preview this amazing two bedroom unit located just minutes away from Babylon Village!  All updated and there is a selling bonus for the agent who puts this unit into contract by 11/15/2012!  Stop by and have some lunch and line up your customers!


141 Edmunton Drive, G-16, N. Babylon, NY

call me for questions (631) 553-7783

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Along with Spring comes the time to consider planting and trying to figure out what will do well in your garden beds!  We are in Zone 6 for gardening purposes.  If you click on the map it will bring you to the National Gardening Association’s website which will advise you of what type of plants typically do well in our area!  Good luck and happy digging!

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Spring is almost here and although we have had a mild winter you will still need to pay attention to the details that make up your home!  Everyone should spend some time each spring putting forth the energy to clean up and maintain their homes!  Here are some simple tips that involve just a bit of elbow grease and will help you enjoy your summer. If you are thinking about selling, performing these tasks will help spruce your “curb appeal” that impacts the price you will ultimately get for your home;

  • Get out your scrub brushes and sponges and wash down outdoor furniture with mild soap and water!  Run cushions through the washer or hose and scrub them down!
  • Scrub down the grill.  Soak the grates with dish soap and scrub down the insides with the grill brush.  Hose off completely and clean off the outside with a stainless cleaner if needed.
  • Make sure all garden beds are cleaned out of debris and weeds and turn over the soil.  Keep in mind they beds always look better with mulch and the cost is relatively inexpensive for a dramatic effect.
  • Sweep sidewalks, curbs, walkways and driveways.  Use a power washer if needed to get rid of stubborn dirt and oil stains.
  • De-clutter the garage!  Just do it, take everything out, sweep out the floor and only put back the items you are planning on using.  Remove any old chemical products (contact your local sanitation department to dispose of properly).
  • Wash your windows.  My mom taught me the best way is to clean windows and glass is with vinegar and newspaper!  I like to do that after the grime is washed away with the Windex hose cleaner!  If you do it on a cloudy day it will help avoid streaking.
  • Wash your deck!  There are so many variety of decks both wood and resin types so take a trip to your local hardware store and use the correct product it will make is infinitely easier.  Most carry brands that you can spray on and spray off!
  • Clean out your gutters!  One of the most damaging things to homes is water damage.  Prevent it simply with a gutter cleaning.  It also helps prevent the unsightly staining that occurs when gutters are not properly cleaned and the water runs down the side of a house.
  • Finally, consider what a can of paint can do for your front door!  Do you need a new mailbox or house numbers?  All are relatively inexpensive and will help give you the curb appeal you desire!

Thanks for reading!


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