Refresh and Revive
Spring-cleaning is that time of year we’re reminded of all the maintenance that’s gone unfinished like that loose hinge or broken windowpane…and have the baseboards always been that color? It’s time to repaint.
And while the temperatures are still below 100-degrees, it can be a peak time for house hunters with sunny, longer days ahead.
Clean it up outside
Landscaping can be a low cost upgrade with high returns. Trim the trees and add some greenery or a few pretty planters. See the rules and requirements for Yard Trimming Collection through the City of Austin here.
Fix it up inside
If you find something around the house that needs repair like a loose hinge or squeaky door — fix it! Does it need to be replaced? Toss it!
Do you need help and don’t know where to find it? Check out Austin’s First Workers program to find contractors and day laborers skilled in a variety of trades.
If you or someone you know is preparing to sell this summer, I would love to share some tips on how to get the most for their home with minimal days on the market.