Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

Spring Cleaning

May 6, 2019
Is it too late? NEVER! I don’t know about you, but coming home to a clean house is a game changer! Cleaning your house here and there is simple. We clean when we can and we don’t stress about it. Now, lets talk about the thing we all try to avoid… the SPRING CLEAN! Each year during spring, it is important to set some time aside to clean, reorganize and de-clutter from top to bottom. Often times this takes a little more planning. I try to find a day when I have no distractions. Trust me, I know this is hard. I start it off just like any other day. I make my morning coffee and walk outside to spend some time with my horses and dogs. Next, I come in for my second cup of coffee and then my third… i’m just kidding! Usually it is just two. As I sit and drink my coffee on the front porch, I start trying to motivate myself. I use that feeling I get coming home to a clean house as my motivation! Imagining how happy I will be once it is complete. Now, common let’s get started ladies and gents!
Still not motivated?
That’s okay! Let’s do it together. Turn on your favorite music, a little louder than you would normally would and gather all your cleaning supplies. If it’s a nice day out, open the windows for some fresh air and even light a candle to get the house smelling oh so good!
Time to get down to business!

I tend to focus on one room at a time so it’s not overwhelming. Typically, I choose the biggest room first. Start big, end small. Let’s get down to the basics… what is a spring clean? This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of the “clutter” in your home. The things you look at and say “do I even really need that?” I will tell you this, if you have to ask yourself that question, the answer is probably “NO”. Toss the things you can live without. It is easier if you grab two trash bags, one for trash and one for good will. Start filling them with the items you no longer need or want. Remember, one persons trash is another ones treasure! If you think someone might benefit from it, DONATE it!

Let’s break it down!

Once you have removed the majority of the items in the house you no longer need, try using this checklist I saw it on Joanna Gaines blog! Checklists are always a good idea. Allow this to help you keep track of those items we so easily forget. You can download and print it every year! Here is the link to her blog, go check it out!

Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

https://magnolia.com/spring-cleaning/spring cleaning-01

 

 

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Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

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Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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How to: Pricing your home to sell!

Thinking about selling? Learn how to price your home!

How to: Pricing your home to sell!

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. As realtors, we take care of researching this information for you! At LS Homes, we pull comparable properties the same way an appraiser will. This is to try and prevent the home coming in below value on the appraisal. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison.

  1. Location: Homes in the same neighborhood typically follow the same market trends. Comparing your home to another in the same neighborhood is a good start, but comparing it to homes on the same street or block is even better. Appraisers will typically pull a one mile radius from the subject property.
  2. Date of sale: It varies by location, but housing markets can see a ton of fluctuation in a short time period. It‘s best to use the most recent sales data available. Appraisers will typically pull sales within the last 30 days.
  3. Home build: Look for homes with similar architectural styles, numbers of bathrooms and bedrooms, square footage, and other basics.
  4. Features and upgrades: Remodeled bathrooms and kitchens can raise a home’s price, and so can less flashy upgrades like a new roof or HVAC system. Be sure to look for similar bells and whistles.
  5. Sale types: Homes that are sold as short sales or foreclosures are often in distress or sold at a lower price than they’d receive from a more typical sale. These homes are not as useful for comparisons.

 

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How to: Pricing your home to sell!

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Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Posted on March 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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