Five Musts Before You List Your Home

Getting ready to put your house on the market? Carla Hill, in an article in RealtyTimes, outlined 5 things to consider before you list. To summarize:

1 – Organize your paperwork for past repairs and upgrades and any home warranty info.

2 – Get ready to declutter. Sort through and get rid of things you don’t need now so you won’t be rushed later.

3 – Clean, clean and clean some more. Dirty homes are a buyer turn-off. Wash, paint, refresh.

4 – Get an inspection. Identify areas that will need repair.

5 – Make repairs or get estimates. Be prepared.

Open Studio Tour This Weekend

Enjoy the annual tour as you meet artists throughout Whidbey Island. Free maps and brochures featuring artists in 44 locations, including individual studios and group shows. Maps are available online and for pick-up, along with the tour All locations are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. In the studios, visitors can see new works by glass artists, painters, photographers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, sculptors, metal workers and potters. It is also the place to hear the artists talk about their muse and the process by which they create their work. Patrons are welcome to just browse, or to buy a piece of Whidbey Island art to take home. http://www.islandartscouncil.org/ost_info.html