Are you looking for help with projects around the house? Our blog offers helpful tips and DIY videos, or schedule a service appointment today.

Sorry, Summer is almost over - Fall home exterior maintenance tips

September 22nd is the first day of Fall

summer-not-over-john-c-floodIf any of you are like me I am a little put-off by seeing stores and shops pushing pumpkins and Halloween items and we are still technically in summer.  Is there some immediate rush to cancel the remaining days of summer and just jump right into autumn? The fall weather is almost upon us, which means that we will soon be dealing with falling leaves and dropping temperatures. And lastly, winter, cold and snow so we can all stop complaining about how humid it is and now switch to how freezing cold it is outside.

As you all know this is Presidential election year as well, so this is also the time when many homeowners may be putting their homes on the market depending on election outcomes - meaning that real estate professionals will soon be busy!

Here are a few ways you can get a house's exterior in top shape for sellers and buyers:

  • Have the HVAC system inspected: One of the most crucial parts of any home will be the heating and cooling system. Before you list a home, you should have the current owners bring in a Arlington, Virginia heating and HVAC specialist to make sure everything - inside and outside - is working properly.
  • Maintain the yard: The front yard is going to be the first impression that any home makes, which means that it is crucial to keep it neat and tidy. Before having the open house, make sure that all of the leaves are raked up and all loose debris on the walkway has been removed.
  • Pressure wash the exterior: While you won't be doing this part yourself, you should bring in a professional service to clean the exterior walls and windows all around the household. A sparkling clean house is one that is much more likely to sell quickly for the price you are asking.

If you are putting a house up for sale, be sure to consult with John C. Flood to see what more can be done to improve the space as much as possible.