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7 Places Sellers Forget To Clean- Part 2

Categories: Homeowner Tips, Pittsburgh home builders | Posted: August 19, 2015 | Comments Off on 7 Places Sellers Forget To Clean- Part 2

 

7 Things Sellers Forget To Clean

7 Things Sellers Forget To Clean

Last week, Parry Custom Homes shared the first 3 tips in how to make your home looking move-in ready before you place it on the market, in hopes to move into your new Parry Custom Home as soon as possible! Here are the final 4 things to make sure you cover in your home, before putting it on the market.

The fourth item that is often forgotten about by sellers is light bulbs. Most know that dusty lights are off-putting in general. However, it’s good to remember to clean the bulbs in the house to make your home seem brighter and more appealing overall. All you have to do to clean your bulbs is turn off the fixtures, let the bulbs cool and dust them when they are cool with a dry cloth.

The fifth item that should be on your list is the ceiling fan. Buyers are going to not only flip the lights on and off in your home, but test out the ceiling fans as well. Make sure your ceiling fan is a cooling tool and not a wobbly mess. Also, be sure to dust it thoroughly so there is no dust or allergens coming down.

The sixth item to be sure to check is your washing machine, especially if you have a front loading machine that tends to seal so well that it can become breading ground for bacteria. Don’t let a buyer’s excitement over a new washer-drier set get slammed quickly by the smell of mold. To clean your machine, leave the machine door ajar between loads to air it out. After each cycle, wipe down the door and rubber gasket with a clean microfiber cloth. Clean the detergent dispenser the same way, but just twice a month.

The seventh and final thing to make sure you clean before putting your house on the market? The kitchen trash can. Taking the trash out before a showing is obviously ideal, but make sure the smell of the trash can goes with it. Empty the trash can, rinse it out outside with a garden hose and then spray the inside and outside with disinfectant spray and rinse again.

 

Hopefully these tips help complete your home to be market-ready so you can move into your new Parry Custom Home as soon as possible!

7 Places Sellers Forget To Clean- Part 1

Categories: Homeowner Tips, Pittsburgh home builders | Posted: August 12, 2015 | Comments Off on 7 Places Sellers Forget To Clean- Part 1

 

7 Things Sellers Forget To Clean

7 Things Sellers Forget To Clean

Are you looking for Pittsburgh home builders to build your new home and needing to sell your current home at the same time? If so, chances are you’re overwhelmed with trying to find a new home while trying to prepare your current home to be market-ready and sell fast. If this sounds like your current situation, then Parry Custom Homes is here to help. Not only can they build your new home just how you dreamed, but they also have helpful tips in making sure your home is in tip-top condition to sell fast.

There are 7 common areas of the home that many sellers forget to consider or don’t even think about cleaning before putting their home on the market. Don’t be one of the sellers that make these mistakes! Parry Custom Homes shares the top 7 tips to make sure your home shines the best it can and is the most appealing to buyers.

First, the bedskirt is one of the most commonly items left unclean when buyers go to sell their home. No one wants to see a dingy bedroom, let alone a dirty dust ruffle gathering at the bottom of a bedskirt. The solution? Throw this in the wash with the rest of the bedding, if washer safe. If you can’t wash it, consider purchasing a cheaper version for showings.

Second, invest in drawer organizers. When sellers are setting the table, they look for flatware and not crumbs. People are going to be opening drawers and cabinets as they walk through your home to see the storage they are working with and you don’t want to gross them out by what they see behind closed doors and drawers.

The third items on the list sellers forget to clean? The dishwasher. This may seem odd, but over time bits of food and residue can cut down on the machines overall effectiveness. Savvy buyers are often looking for outdated appliances. Help your cause by running the dishwasher on a rinse cycle, once a week without the dishes.

Check back next week for the final 4 tips in making your home market ready!

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Weekend Home Décor Projects To Try This Summer

Categories: Homeowner Tips, Pittsburgh on your lot builder | Posted: August 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Weekend Home Décor Projects To Try This Summer

 

Weekend Home Decorating Projects

Stylish modern living room with area rug, sofa and designer pillows, table, lamp and large floor to ceiling windows.

If you had been looking for a Pittsburgh on your lot builder and ended up with a beautiful Parry Custom Home, the first thing you feel after you’ve moved in is the overwhelming need to decorate! Having a beautiful new custom home raises the bar for wanting the décor to be just as beautiful as the home itself. If this is the situation you find yourself in, then Parry Custom Homes has some easy solutions on how to make small weekend home improvement projects, lead to big advancements in your homes overall decor.

A great first project to tackle this weekend is adding bold, graphic wallpaper to a room in your home. For example, add a bold accent wall to your dining room with a beautifully printed wallpaper to accent the color of the walls already in that room. Wallpaper now days are no longer your grandma’s wallpaper. There are tons of prints; colors and options that make a quick and easy way to liven up any room of your home.

Another fun project to add to your to-do list weekend is adding a bright new headboard to one of the rooms in your new home. Now, you don’t need to go out and buy a colored headboard. Rather, take one of your current headboards and do a little DIY to it. Paint it a bright teal color, or sand it to give it a rustic look. Adding some life through a new headboard to one of your bedrooms can be completed within a couple hours and will cost you less than $100 on something that can make a bid difference to a bedroom.

If you want to do a project this weekend but are short on time, try adding tropical punch with throw pillows! Tangerine is the color of the year. An easy way to incorporate this trend into your home is with accent pillows on your couches and beds. This beautiful pop of color will add a resort-like feel and fresh summery look to your home, which will easily transition into fall.

Lastly, an easy and unexpected way to add a pop of color to your new home is by painting the back end of a bookcase in a hot hue. Branch out and try a fresh yellow-green hue. It is a subtle way to liven up any room.

Try some small weekend projects like these every weekend and your home will be perfectly designed in no time at all.

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.