Monthly Archives: March 2015

5 Things Homeowners Should Know About Selling This Spring

Small grey shed in the sunny green backyard.

Are you a homeowner considering placing your property on the spring market? As the seasons shift and the earth heats up, so does the real estate market. Spring is arguably the best time of the year to sell a home, and houses in Okotoks are selling quickly. Newly listed homes are snatched up fast by eager buyers, often drawing multiple offers.

As the homeowner, deciding to place your home during this “seller’s market” could get you an excellent profit. Make the most of your investment by taking advantage of the spring real estate market. Here are 5 things homeowners should know about selling this spring.

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Proper Deck Maintenance

Back of the house with wooden deck.With winter in the rear view mirror, everyone’s sight is set on the summer months. Nothing beats those hot summer days and those warm summer nights. Nights like that are just perfect for a barbeque with good friends or family outside on your deck.

Yes, there is something synonymous with decks and summer. They just seem to go hand in hand. Now that spring is here, it may just be the perfect time to get all of that deck maintenance out of the way so you can show off and enjoy that deck all summer long.

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Tips for Upkeep of your Home’s Exterior

stockfresh_2202588_new-home-house-exterior_sizeMThe exterior of your house is the shell that is your home’s first line of defense from all of the elements. Albertans know all about the elements and how hardy their homes must be to keep warm and cozy or dry or cool, depending upon what season is upon us.

That being said, it is highly recommended that you do as much upkeep as possible to keep your home’s exterior beautiful and strong enough to keep those elements at bay. We at Okotoks Real Estate are happy to offer the following tips for upkeep of your home’s exterior.

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In-Ground Sprinkler Maintenance

SprinklerYou probably don’t have a green lawn on your mind right now. After all, it’s barely the beginning of March. With all of the other spring cleaning tasks around the house, the last thing you are thinking about is proper in-ground sprinkler maintenance. However, a quick spring tune up is highly recommended and will get all of those kinks out of the system that may have developed over the winter months.

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