Monday, December 17, 2018 / by Karla Martin
If you are ready to list your home for sale but are not sure what steps to take to maximize your home’s value, let us help. At BPG Realty, we’re here to coach you through making a great first impression to potential buyers.
To maximize curb appeal, we recommend you mow the lawn, trim shrubs, edge gardens and walkway, weed and mulch, sweep walkways and driveway, add floral color to fill in bare spots, repair patio and deck areas, paint/refinish if needed, remove any outdoor furniture that is not in good condition, repair broken windows, replace torn screens, shine hardware on front door and outside lighting, repair gutters/eaves, add a new front door mat and consider a seasonal door decoration.
On the inside of your home, ensure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are functioning, secure any medications or valuables, remove personal photos and anything that might distract a buyer, add a fresh coat of interior paint in a neutral color, declutter and remove extra ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / by Bret Shugrue
BPG has produced a series of videos that will walk you through a variety of home inspection topics. The first in the series touches on Gutter Maintenance.
A gutter’s job is to collect water that drains off your roof from rain or snow. Once it collects in the gutter, downspouts direct the water away from your home’s foundation. Leaves and debris can gather in gutters during the fall. If you fail to clean the collected debris from the gutters, they don’t effectively do their job. Some people recommend gutter covers to keep leaves and pine needles from collecting. Be sure to watch these closely, as ice may build up on the gutter covers, damming the ice and seeping under shingles.
This video is a quick guide to gutter care, courtesy of the Bogar Pilkington Group and Seven Stars Home Advisors.