Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.
Change the locks
Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Changing the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith for a little extra money.
Steam clean the carpets
It’s good to get a fresh start with your floors before you start decorating. The previous owners may have had pets, young children, or just some plain old clumsiness. Take the time to steam clean the carpets so that your floors are free of stains and allergens. It’s pretty easy and affordable to rent a steam cleaner—your local grocery store may have them available.
Call an exterminator
Prior to move-in, you probably haven’t spent enough time in the house to get a view of any pests that may be lurking. Call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home.
Clean out the kitchen
If the previous occupants wanted to skip on some of their cleaning duties when they moved out, the kitchen is where they probably cut corners. Wipe down the inside of cabinets, clean out the refrigerator, clean the oven, and clean in the nooks and crannies underneath the appliances.
If you are thinking about moving soon, give us a call to discuss what other moving tips we have. We'd love to help you find your next home. Give Rose Team Homes a call today - 405-330-4780.
Author:Heidi Rose Phone: 405-274-9210 Dated: March 13th 2018 Views: 178 About Heidi: ...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
My name is Brenda Seagroves. I am a real estate professional in the greater Oklahoma City Metro Area. I was born and raised in Oklahoma and have called Oklahoma City my home since 2004, with my husband Dennis and our blended family of six children. We own a very successful heating/air and commercial refrigeration company, Citywide Refrigeration, Inc.
In my practice of real estate I pride myself in making relationships with my clients. I believe in great customer service, consistent communication, strong ethics and attention to detail. Ensuring a positive experience for everyone in the transaction: buyers, sellers, realtors, mortgage company down to the title/closing office. It is imperative to have great communication with all involved. You, as a client, are my number one priority. It's not about me as your agent; it's about you and making your dream, as a homeowner be as smooth and successful as possible.
Outside of my real estate business, my husband and I are certified scuba divers. I absolutely love diving. Floating through the water is so relaxing and soothing to my soul, not to mention the exquisite animal life and plant life your normally do not see everyday.
My husband says I am an extreme adventurer. I disagree. There are some things I will not do, however, I do love a challenge.
Five words that sums up me as a person and Realtor®, integrity, commitment, passion, adventurous and fun.