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Neighborhood Expert: Spring home maintenance reminders

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or Laura@GuidingYourMove.com.

This is your friendly reminder to take care of your home. Here’s a handy checklist of things I recommend to keep your house humming along smoothly:

Clean your gutters

Clean your windows and screens

Mulch, weed, prune trees

Service your HVAC System

Recommended vendor: Mannix HVAC

Check your chimney (it should have a cap on it which can sometimes blow off if it’s really windy like we’ve had this winter)

Reseal driveway if you have an asphalt driveway

Don’t forget you can always download my free vendor guide if you have other repairs you want fixed!

Photo via CDC/Unsplash

One other thing… if you’re waiting for spring to list your home, don’t. The market is moving very quickly right now for a seller and with more inventory usually coming on the market in April and May, don’t wait. I met with someone this morning to list their home and it’s going to be on the market next week. That’s how fast I can turn it around. The only market we can predict is the one we’re in!

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