What You Should Know About Your Liability for Unfinished Repairs

Many real estate sales include a home inspection contingency, which details the buyer’s and seller’s options in the event that issues with the property are discovered during the home inspection. Having a thorough understanding of the inspection contingency clause and what your liability is for unfinished repairs is essential as a real estate agent. The [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Blog|

3 Signs You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

Warmer weather is here, and many homeowners are kicking air conditioning systems on for the first time only to find that the cool air they want to come out isn’t so cold. Spring is a great time to upgrade your HVAC system and replace it with something new or have Clean Sweep come clean your [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Blog|

How to Tell if a Fireplace Is Ready for Showing

Even in the warm months, the condition of a home seller’s fireplace will play a major factor in the home sale. An unsafe fireplace could require costly repairs before a buyer will agree to the purchase. An unattractive or non-functional fireplace could do more harm than not having a fireplace at all. How can you [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Blog|

The Importance of a Chimney Cap

Chimney caps are a relatively small and inexpensive thing to install, but they play a vital role in the safety of your home and chimney. The small piece of metal installed at the top of your chimney prevents numerous potential mishaps from occurring, including animals entering your home and excess moisture accumulating. Keep Critters Outside [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Blog|

How Failing to Maintain Your Gutters Leads to Foundation Problems

The foundation of your home isn’t just important because it’s what your home sits on; it’s also incredibly expensive to repair when damage occurs. Water weakens the foundation and leads to erosion, cracking, shifting and settling. What’s one of the sneakiest ways that water can settle around your foundation instead of away from it? Gutters [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Blog|

3 Surprising Things That Affect Curb Appeal

As a realtor, you want to encourage your home sellers to invest in the right things to get their home on and off the market as quickly as possible. One of the most critical parts of a house is evaluated before the car is put in park—the exterior. Investing in curb appeal is an excellent [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Blog|

What Your Home Sellers Should Re-Inspect After a Major Storm

When preparing to list a home, many home buyers have the most critical and expensive pieces of the property inspected—the roof, the chimney, the foundation and more. However, a major storm can completely change the safety of these essential parts of a home. It’s better to fix problems before you have an offer and you’re [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Blog|

When Is It Time for an Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home, but it can be hard to tell when you’re overdue for a visit from Clean Sweep Maryland. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends a professional cleaning every 3-5 years, but some conditions warrant a visit more frequently. What Are the Benefits of an [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Blog|

The Basics of Slate Roofing

As a realtor, you probably see almost every type and quality of roofing imaginable, from roofs that seem to have more bare spots than shingles to traditional composite shingles. However, many realtors lack experience with slate roofing. This high-quality roofing material can last for up to 150 years if it’s properly installed, and it adds [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Blog|

4 Reasons You’re Having Trouble Getting a Fire Started

If you have a fireplace in your home, there’s a strong chance that it’s key to your plans to keep your family warm and cozy during the coldest months of the year. If you’re having trouble getting a fire started in your fireplace, there are a few common culprits that could be preventing you from [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Blog|