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Staging the Exterior of your Home in 5 Simple Steps!

Staging the Exterior of Your Home in 5 Simple Steps! 

If you're considering selling your home this summer, staging is a great way to ensure that you receive top dollar! Many remember to stage the interior of their home but forget the exterior. Failing to stage the exterior can give buyers a bad first impression. Instead, follow these 5 tips to help buyers fall in love at first sight! 

1. Clean your Exterior Windows & Screens

Clean windows & screens give the appearance of a well-maintained home. If windows are caked in dust or muck it can make buyers wonder what other home maintenance jobs haven’t been tended to. Clean windows also allow in more light which will help when staging the interior of your home!

2. Refresh Your Gardens & Walkways

Spend a day removing weeds & trimming flowers or hire a professional landscaper to give your gardens a well-kept look. It’s amazing what a refreshed garden can do to your home’s curb appeal!

3. Refresh Your Home’s Siding

A quick power wash can take away years of dust & grime to give your home a well-cared for & polished look for potential buyers!

4. Update/Clean Door Fixtures & Home Address Signage

Something as simple as a new doorknob or address signage can give your home a refreshed look. Try replacing the face plate, doorknob or address numbers for a clean new look.

5. Clean Patio Furniture

Whether you have chairs by your front entrance or dining furniture on your back porch – try giving your furniture a power wash & new cushions to create a welcoming ambiance that buyers can picture themselves enjoying for years to come.


Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside

Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside

While social distancing remains in place & we're all hunkering down, it's normal to start analyzing your space & want a change. Below is a list of easy home improvement projects to help relieve those feelings of cabin fever without visiting stores for non-essential items. It's completely doable to enhance your home without buying anything new. If you're craving a new item, don't forget about online ordering or supporting a local business by ordering curbside pickup. 

1. Spring Cleaning

Take your spring cleaning to the next level & complete the ultimate deep cleaning & declutter project. Move top to bottom—start with your walls and windows and work your way down. Using all-purpose cleaner wipe down crown molding, walls, cupboards, kitchen appliances, and baseboards. Dust blinds & shades & try to wash anything that is machine washable. Lastly, take a vacuum to your vents to suck out any dust that has been gathering. 

2. Focus on One Room at a Time

Give yourself mini-goals to keep yourself motivated focusing on one room at a time! In each room, complete a deep cleaning, decluttering, sorting, purging & organizing. Don't forget about closets, junk drawers, cabinets, bookshelves, paperwork, garage, attic & more! Look for more efficient ways to organize your belongings using baskets, labels, containers to keep your space looking clean. Purging your home of things you no longer use is a great way to declutter.  

3. Create New Spaces or Zones in Your Home

With these changing times - your "day to day" has probably changed quite a bit as well. Use what you have to create spaces to fit your new way of life. Some ideas might include a reading nook, desk or office space, game area, or workout room.   

4. Rearrange Furniture or Decorations

Getting bored of your current space? Rearranging furniture is one of the fastest & easiest ways to refresh your home! Try moving decorations to different rooms or switching up pillows & blankets for a refreshed look.

5. Freshen Up Your Space with New Pillows, Blankets & Rugs

If you have any extra linens - bring them out! Switching to a new duvet cover or throw pillows can give a room a whole new feel. Changing out area rugs can also give a room new look!

6. Upgrade Your Yard

Upgrade your yard, deck, or patio to be a comfortable & functional space. Scrub your outdoor furniture & wash cushions & pillows. Sweep any leaves or debris from your space. Hang outdoor lights or plant flowers to create a new look!

7. Complete Minor Repairs

Spending so much time in your home I'm sure you've noticed minor repairs that need completing & now's a great time! Touch-up paint, fix squeaky doors, tighten fixtures, or replace lightbulbs.



Burlington & Jericho, Sunday Open Houses - March 15th, 1-3PM

This Sunday, March 15th, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us in Burlington & Jericho- Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

182 Lakewood Parkway, Burlington

Charming 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Colonial located in one of Burlington's sought after neighborhoods -- Lakewood Estates. Spacious sunny rooms, freshly painted, new carpets, beach access, and wood-burning fireplace make this a must-see home!

MLS# 4797384 / $489,900

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118 Packard Rd, Jericho

Warm & inviting 4-bedroom Colonial in Jericho with wood-burning fireplace in the living room, cozy family room with wood stove, newly updated kitchen & bathrooms - all on over 3 acres! 

MLS# 4786126 / $374,900

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