Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene has caused some flood's help

Hurricane Irene came and went this weekend, leaving behind debris, damage, and tons of waters in some folks homes.  A question many ask themselves, is where to begin.  For some, it will be a painstaking task, but it must be done.  Here is a guide to help with the cleanup of a flooded home. I hope this helps.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Preparing your home for the Home Inspection

 Several times a week, I enter a stranger’s house to perform what’s become an expected part of most real estate deals --- a home inspection.  Yet I find, too often, that while a seller may have gone to great lengths to make a house ready for a real estate agent to show, it’s not always ready to inspect.  From my observations, as well as conversations with agents, buyers and sellers, there are a few minor repairs and maintenance chores that sellers can do to reduce the number of defects that will show up on the inspection report.

Here’s a checklist that can help your house inspect as well as it shows:
Expect the inspection to take 2-3 hours for an average size home (1000-2500 sq. ft.) Don’t rush it.

__Clear out all storage items from the oven
__The dishwasher will be run, do not run it just before the inspection.  You can put soap in it if you like.
__ Place all breakables, antiques and other valuables out of the way.