* Clean windows, but never in direct sunlight or they will dry too quickly and cause streaks. Instead, clean them when the sky is overcast or early in the evening.
* Schedule A/C tune-up and maintenance.
* Dust ceiling fan blades and reverse blade rotation; remember that fan blades should rotate counterclockwise in warm weather.
* Clean and inspect gutters. Simply use a garden hose to flush the gutters and make sure that your downspouts direct water flow a minimum of three feet away from the home foundation.
* Check foundation walls, floors, concrete, and masonry for cracking and deterioration.
* Trim back all tree limbs that hang over structures to keep debris out of gutters.
* Check for leaks under sinks and around toilets.
* Replace all air filters and clean furnace filter.
* Test smoke detector batteries.
Completing a few simple and quick tasks ensure your home value will remain as high as possible.
As our homes are typically our largest investment, performing monthly tasks keeps our home value up. Using time wisely while protecting your largest investment ensures you can enjoy spring weather today and a return on your investment tomorrow.
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About Michele Sliwa: Music City’s Business Woman’s Realtor, Michele Sliwa combines success in the fashion & event planning with her experiences as a property manager to guide anyone through the perplexing maze of home building, selling, and buying. While working closely with builders and designers as her house was being built, it became apparent that Michele had an innate ability to understand complex processes and make smart decisions with ease; her builders and designers strongly suggested she become a realtor. Since then, Michele has perfected the art of real estate interpretation and communication and her clients value her ability to manage and clearly explain all of the moving pieces of the buying, selling, and remodeling process. Michele successfully completed the Masters Business Agent program and is a New Home Specialist. Michele has the uncanny ability to spot trends in the market before many others do; this unique talent gives her and her clients a distinct edge. She is a self-professed foodie and amateur chef. Michele is passionate about art and music and volunteers for the Nashville Symphony and Nolensville Elementary School.