Moving into a new Boerne area 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 that works in the Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne area 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—the HEB in both Boerne and Leon Springs have them.
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. We all know the Hill Country has a few creepy crawlers. Call an exterminator to take care of any mice, insects, and other critters that may be hiding in your home. Several of my clients use Oak Hills in Boerne and I sure see ABC Services’ trucks everywhere in Fair Oaks Ranch. (I’m not endorsing either of these.)
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 more interested in moving OUT of the home you are in, than into a new one, give me a call, I can provide you with the expertise to sell for the most money in the shortest amount of time possible. 210-478-8555. Charley Wasson (Realtor w/ Laughy Hilger Group) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.