Flip That House

Published by The Bee News

April 24, 2021

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People are relocating to the Colorado River Valley and western Arizona in record numbers. Houses are selling like hotcakes. The cost of building supplies is soaring. So, if you have been planning on selling or flipping a house, now is the time.

Realtors generally agree that there are several things you can do to ensure that you receive top dollar for your home. One is to do a bit of yard cleaning and landscaping. Consider it window dressing. Realtors refer to it as curb appeal. And if you’d like to make an even better first impression, plant some colorful flowers. Then trim or cut back any overgrown plants and bushes. Statically this has been proven to significantly impact a prospective buyer’s first impression. And that means a positive influence on their purchasing decision.

Next, make the interior just as inviting and impressionable. Start with some touch up to eliminate scrapes, scuffs, hand prints and nail holes. You might even consider spending a weekend with some paint, brushes and roller. Neutral colors work better than intense colors.

With painting out of the way turn your attention to deep cleaning as well as floors and carpet. This is where COIT Cleaning & Restoration of Mohave County comes into the picture. Remember, what is “clean” to you may not be clean to a potential buyer. Pretend you’re selling your house to a germaphobe or hyperallergic relative. Consider retention of COIT to be an investment. A clean house gives the impression that the property has been well maintained.

Carpets and flooring show more damage than almost any part of your home. Realtors agree that a dirty carpet makes it harder to sell a home. Remember, carpets hold a lot of dirt and odor. In addition to cleaning, COIT offers CoitGard™ stain protector and deodorizer for your carpets, area rugs and upholstered furniture for a like new appearance.

Hard wood or laminate floors need to shine. This is also a COIT specialty. They do more than simply clean. Their specialized system extracts dirt from deep within the boards and seems. It is then dried, hand cleaned and s shiny top coat is applied.

Tile and counter tops also should be given special attention. COIT can also address this as well. Tile and grout cleaning takes more than a quick pass with basic off the shelf home-cleaning products and a sponge. Dirt, grime, and contaminants build up in grout lines and form a film on your tile surfaces. Mildew might not be visible but it can create a lingering odor.

COIT uses and advanced heat-based technology, patented cleaning solutions, vacuum power, and a high-pressure rinse to remove dirt and grime. They finish the job by applying a penetrating sealer that protects against mildew and staining for up to two years. Then Grout ColorSeal™* is applied to give your tile and grout a like new appearance.

This is the time to flip that house. But keep it or sell, COIT is the call to make for deep spring cleaning.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America 


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