Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / by Leonard Benjamin
Monday, October 31, 2016 / by The Benjamin Group
Clean up leaves and debris
Never slack off on lawn maintenance when your house is on the market. Remove fallen leave, patch grass, and sweep sidewalks and driveways.
There are many species of fall flowers that will add color brilliance to your home during the fall season. Don’t be afraid to replace those browning summer flowers with the brilliance of Mums Aster, Goldenrod, Helenium and many more.
Clean all garden beds, prune shrubs and bushes and pull weeds. Add rocks where needed and replace faded and weather warn mulch with a fresh ba ...
Monday, October 24, 2016 / by The Benjamin Group
The bad news is hardwood floors can take a beating and scratches happen. From dogs to kids to moving furniture. Scratches are going to happen. The good news is there are many simple fixes to make those floors gleam again without breaking your budget. Some minor scratches and blemishes may be corrected simply with wax sticks or wood stain markers available at your local home improvement store. Don’t be afraid to use color combinations to create the perfect match for your floors.
Let’s face it. Owning a home does require regular maintenance and upkeep. Occasionally one may experience chipped paint in a visible area of their home. This is a simple fix. Lightly scrape the area and roll on a fresh coat or two of the same color paint and voila.
Electrical cover plates
Who know all the different ways that cover plates get cracked and broken? Many times we grow accustomed to seeing them so they don&rsq ...
Friday, October 14, 2016 / by The Benjamin Group
#1 Remove the clutter
Many of us don’t like to admit it, but we are surrounded by a ton of unnecessary paper, nicnac’s and just a lot of stuff. These things make your home feel much smaller than it is. Space is a premium in real estate so to get more bang for your buck take the time and clear it all out. Buyers will want to see unencumbered entry and hallways along with clean countertops, tables and clear closets. Clean spaces will make it much easier for an agent to show your home and its full potential.
#2 Do a deep cleaning
Countless numbers of potential home buyers have rushed through a showing because of a unkept home. Mopping, cleaning windowsills, baseboards, grout lines and cobwebs are just a few tasks that will definitely make a difference. Don& ...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 / by Cheri Benjamin
1) Touch Up The Paint. You don’t need to repaint your walls before selling a home, but you should touch up any smudges that won’t wipe off. Chances are good that you’ve got some leftover paint in your cellar or shed from the last time the walls were painted, so stir it up and lay it on where needed. It will take some time for the new paint to darken and match, so make sure you do this at least a week before showing the house.
2) Fill Wasted Space. If there’s a room in your house that’s not really doing much, it’s time to give it some purpose. Add a desk and a computer, then tell people it’s an office. Or maybe you ...