Real Estate Tips From a New Homeowner

Are You Getting Your House Ready For Out-Of-Town Company?

Will you be having guests staying at your house for part of the summer? Maybe good friends or extended family members always come to spend part of the summer months at your house. If that's the case, that means you have made them feel welcome in the past and that you have provided a pleasant place for your guests to stay. Good for you! Now that you are anticipating guests again, perhaps you are feeling that your house needs extra attention. 

Have you already planned how you'll get your house ready for your out-of-town company? If not, from assessing what needs to be done to arranging for professionals to clean your upholstery and your carpets, here are some ideas that might help you.

Make A Detailed Assessment - Think of going from room to room with a paper and pen in hand. Write down even small details that will make your house look nice and clean. For example, it will be obvious that your floors need to be thoroughly cleaned, but what about the baseboards? It might be very apparent that your furniture needs to be dusted, but what about the pretty porcelain figurines that are displayed on your living room china cabinet? Do they need to be washed and dried?

Think of jobs you can do yourself and jobs that need to be done by professionals. Make a chart of the chores you want done and ask your family to help you with those chores. Of course, you might feel that you'll get the job done more easily if you work by yourself while the kids are still in school.

Hire Professionals For Big Jobs - Perhaps you have vacuumed the carpets and the upholstery on your furniture, but you don't feel that the job is complete. In that case, consider hiring a professional to do the upholstery cleaning and the carpet cleaning. A cleaning service will have workers who are trained and who have experience deep cleaning upholstery and carpet fabrics. In addition, they will know just which cleansers to use in order not to damage the upholstery or the carpet. 

Are you worried that the fine upholstery on your furniture will be harmed while the cleaning is done? Don't fret. The upholstery cleaners will more than likely test the cleanser on a part of the upholstery that doesn't show, say a small part of the underside of your sofa that has the same upholstery on it. If the cleanser damages that portion, then the upholstery cleaners will select a different product to do the job.

About Me

Real Estate Tips from a New Homeowner

While some people "wing it" when purchasing their first home, I went about the process differently. I put a lot of research into home market trends before even deciding where I would like my new home to be located and learned about all of the steps of the buying process. Once I was ready to start looking at homes, I hired a real estate agent who was very impressed with all the knowledge I had accumulated about the home-buying process before I even owned my first home! I love learning, so I actually greatly enjoyed learning all about real estate, and I am still keeping on top of the latest real estate news and trends since I know they will come in handy when I decide to upgrade into a larger home in the future. I decided to help others by sharing what I have learned on a blog!


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