Mike Rampf & Shawn Anderson-

Vancouver Real Estate Marketing Done Right

Mike and Shawn have more than a combined fourteen years experience in the Vancouver Real Estate market. They specialize in selling houses, condominiums, land, townhouses, and investment properties in Vancouver and the surrounding area. Both Mike and Shawn have UBC Commerce Degrees and as a result are able to provide an unparalleled range of real estate services. Mike and Shawn's team has sold hundreds of homes at present; last year the team sold over one home per week. Please read below for some of Mike and Shawn's Vancouver Real Estate Blogs as well as about some of their other interests.

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Summer Maintenance Checklist

Summer Maintenance Checklist

With summer's kickoff on the way, it's time to get your home in top shape for the months ahead. Whatever your weather, taking some time to take care of your home will help to ensure a worry-free, comfortable summer.

-    Inspect siding for cracks and make any needed repairs.
-    If paint is peeling, cracking, or chipped, repair and repaint now to limit damage to the underlying materials.
-    Repair any damaged caulking around windows and doors.
-    Remove window screens and clean with a soft brush and soapy water. Repair any holes or tears before reinstalling.
-    Have air conditioning units serviced to ensure good operation. Promote good air circulation around the unit by keeping shrubs and plants trimmed.
-    Clear debris from gutters and eaves to allow rainwater to drain properly
-    Seal cracks in the driveway and keep walkways clear of debris and overgrown plants
-Test irrigation/sprinkler systems and replace any broken sprinkler heads or emitters. Check for proper water coverage and adjust if necessary.
-    Power wash decks and patios and seal surfaces as appropriate.
- Vacuum refrigerator coils to help maintain energy efficiency.
-    Empty dehumidifier pans and clean hoses according to the manufacturer's instructions.
-    If possible, take area rugs outside and hang them over a deck or porch rail to air out.
-    Adjust ceiling fans for proper balance.
- Change filters in window-mounted air conditioning units.
-    Switch heavy bedding out for lightweight summer fabrics. Have the winter bedding cleaned before storing.
-    Close the chimney flue to prevent insects from entering and to help keep cool air in.
-    Repot houseplants to give their roots a fresh start for the summer.
-    Check door and cabinet hinges and lubricate any that stick or squeak.
-    Open windows on cooler days to keep fresh air flowing throughout the home.

Thanks for that Wayne DeJong