Real Estate Tips: Make a List & Check it Twice…

  A personal property list that is. With this being the time of year for giving and receiving gifts, we just wanted remind you about your personal property coverage. Your insurance policy is designed to cover your personal property items such as your television, clothing, electronics, jewelry, etc….
  • Make sure to have the items that you and your family own documented in one way or another!
 
  • Some families prefer to walk through their home with a video camera taping their personal property, then giving the tape to a family member to hold onto in case of a loss.
 
  • Others prefer digital photos of each item with serial number and brand on back.
If a loss was to occur at your home it is very unlikely that you would remember everything you owned! Please make sure to have your items recorded in one way or another!   Just a friendly reminder from The Lee Ann Miller Team.  

Real Estate Tips: Your November Checklist…

 
  • Remove leaves and debris from eaves and gutters. Also a great time to test downspouts to ensure proper drainage from the roof.
 
  • Turn on the pilot light for gas furnaces or gas fireplaces.
 
  • Replace bulbs in porch and garage lights and test any exterior electrical connections so you’ll be readyfor holiday decorating.
 
  • Check existing holiday decorations and replace any with damaged or frayed wires.
 
  • Test fire alarms, smoke dectors and carbon monoxide dectors. Also replace all batteries.
 
  • Wrap any exposed pipes to prevent freezing and bursting during the winter months. Put away any hoses connected to outside faucets.
 
  • Check, clean and/or replace furnace air filters each month during heating season. Also, check vents to make sure they are not blocked by furniture or other objects.
 
  • When the leaves have fallen, clean out wells around foundation vents to keep them working properly and to keep surface water from entering your crawl space.
 

Real Estate Tips: September Checklist for Your Home…

 

 Below are a few suggestions to keep that wonderful home in tip-top shape!

  • Defrost and clean any freezers that are not frost – free.
  • Test and replace batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon dioxide detectors. Small task but could potentially save a life.
  • Pressure-wash exterior surfaces such as patios, sidewalks, driveways & siding. The temperature is cooling  down and makes an ideal time to tackle this task.
  • Clean out the garage and/or storage building. Remove everything from your garage or storage building and make room for (3) different areas (1) keep, (2) donate & (3) trash. The donate pile is good tax write off or you could decide to sell at discounted prices for some extra cash. You may be surprised what you will find! Don’t forget to properly dispose of any cleaners and chemicals.
  • Check and repair window and door screens. The milder weather of the fall season provides a great opportunity to air out your home while making small repairs. Don’t forget to wash the windows and doors while you’re at it!
  • Aerate your lawn. You may want to hire a lawn professional to do this but don’t wait too long!
  • Replace air filters throughout your home. This is important to keep your equipment working properly and to prevent premature failure. The less wear and tear means a longer life and increased comfort. Again, another small task that could save you big!