Prepping Your New Orleans Home for Sale
Now that Christmas has passed, it’s time to get ready for Mardi Gras, which also happens to signal the start of the spring home selling season in New Orleans.
While you’re taking down the lights, stowing away the blow up Santa and removing the wreath from the front door, here are 5 quick tips to help you with prepping your New Orleans home to sell this year.
Clean the gutters, soffit and fascia
The oak tree leaves can clog your gutters faster than you can say king cake, so clear them out. While you’re up there, go ahead and give the soffit and fascia a good cleaning to make them look their best.
Check your front door
After the wreath comes down, take a good look at your front door. Are there cobwebs hanging around the edges? Is that old wasp nest still stuck at the top? A fresh coat of paint in a cheerful, eye catching color can wake up the front of your house.
Mulch the garden
It’s too early to add much to the garden except pansies and snapdragons, but a new layer of mulch will make it look neat, tidy and well cared for.
Clear the clutter
Grab a couple of extra boxes and bags when packing away the holiday decorations and begin to clear some of the things that might be cluttering your rooms. Whether you donate, dump or pack away for your next place, removing extra stuff from your house will make it more appealing to buyers.
Clean the ceiling fans
Since the ladder is already out, take a minute and clean the ceiling fans, including the light bulbs and covers. Those Swiffer dusters with long handles are perfect for this job, but be sure to lay an old sheet down on the floor to catch the dust bunnies.