Spring Home Checklist

When you own your own home, spring often signals a time when we clean out our living spaces to prepare for warmer weather. Here is a list of items to look at in your home in order to be 100% ready for the changing season:

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and filter. 
  • Check your furnace filter and replace if filthy.
  • Have a look at your roof - did it incur any damages during the stormy season? While you're up there, clean out your gutters.
  • Do all of the batteries in your smoke detectors work?
  • Wash your windows.
  • Have a look at your siding - replace what needs fixing and top with a fresh coat of paint.
  • If you have a basement, head down and check it for water damage.

Another space in your home that often needs attention in the springtime is your garden. The early part of spring presents opportunities that will keep it looking gorgeous all through summer:

  • Order seeds and plants.   
  • Check your household plants for pests.
  • Prepare your garden tools and lawn mower for use!
  • Prune your ornamental trees/shrubs and fruit trees.
  • Check flowerbeds and replace dirt/mulch as needed and fertilize your plants.
  • Start seeds of vegetables and flowers that are cool-season; freshen up your annual flower beds.
  • Buy any trees or shrubs that you'd like to plant next winter, so you're prepared when that season comes around.

Karen Keefe

A savvy Realtor who listens to her clients. Creating positive results are the driving forces that underscore Karen's nearly decade of real estate experience. A resident of Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County for 38 years where she raised her 3 children. . So no matter what property type or price point, she has always been dedicated to offering extraordinary service. Karen is a second generation real estate professional and has been a licensed residential broker since 2006 with roots deeply embedded in Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap for over 32 years.

Karen is dedicated to partnering with her clients, listening to their unique needs and assisting them in navigating a dynamic marketplace with the goal of a smooth and successful transaction. Selling a home is more than sticking a sign in the ground and waiting for the phone to ring. Karen brings a team of professionals with a proven track record; from an award-winning marketing team and professional photography to a gardener and home stager. She has the proven history of making sure the job is done right the first time