Cleaning Up Your Yard in Madison, Important to Your Real Estate Investment

So the weather is great, everyone is a bit happier and without a winter coat (FINALLY!!)! Another highlight, the Madison real estate market is picking up.All the signs are pointing to the start of the spring/summer season. With this season, comes the yard clean ups that are so very important in protecting your Madison real estate investment, your home!

Performing your yard clean up is important for all homeowners, but especially important if you are trying to sell your Madison home. I would encourage all Madison homeowners to take advantage of the Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection that is being provided by the city of Madison. It will continue until May 2 and pick up times are dependent upon your Madison property address. Take a look at Madison’s site for more details.

If you happen to miss the pick ups or have a need to drop off the waste yourself you can do that as well. There are 3 locations available to Madison city homeowners;
• EAST: 4602 Sycamore Ave.
• SOUTH: 1501 W. Badger Rd.
• WEST: 402 South Point Rd. (Brush will not be accepted)

All three locations accept the following;
• Leaves,
• Grass clippings,
• Garden debris,
• Flowers and other plant waste. The sites will also accept
• Shrub trimmings shorter that 18″. Tree and shrub trimmings longer than 18″ are considered brush. Brush is accepted at the 1501 W. Badger Rd. and 4602 Sycamore Ave. sites only. Do not bring brush to 402 South Point Rd.

Good Luck and Enjoy the Warm weather while performing your Madison yard clean up! And for all the home sellers in the Madison real estate market right now, don’t forget the importance of curb appeal!

Madison Spring Clean Up, Improve Your Curb Appeal

In an earlier post this week we discussed home maintenance/improvement items that would be most likely to attract Madison area buyers in this competitive real estate market.  One of the items on the list, and probably the most important, was to keep your Madison property clean, uncluttered, and constantly in show ready condition.  This is crucial on the exterior of your home because it will be the first impression of your curb appeal that may prompt prospective buyers to want to view your Madison property.  It is therefore essential that attention has been made to your landscape and yard clean-up.

I therefore wanted to let you know that Spring Leaf and Garden Waste Collection will begin in the city of Madison on April 7th and run through May2, 2008.  If you take a look at the cities site, you will be able to find specific collection pick up dates and times for your neighborhood, as well as directions on how to prepare the leaf piles.  So take advantage of this great Madison city offering and get your property show ready.  Give yourself the best possible advantage to effectively compete in this Madison real estate market. 

Thanksgiving Tradition

As we all look forward to seeing our friends and families on Thanksgiving, many things often cross our minds.  It might be the wonderful turkey, the apple pie, the pumpkin pie, the cranberry stuffing, or the amazing left-overs on Friday!!  Almost all of what comes to mind is wrapped around food and the inevitable feeling of “stuffed” that will come along with it.  So I think it is a great idea to start the day off in the annual Berbee Derby in Madison.  It is a road race that you can either run or walk.  A lot of people take part in the event on behalf of a charity and I am sure their waistlines before the feast of Thanksgiving.  A quick run or walk in the Berbee Derby may help you better enjoy the holiday so you feel less guilty if you decide to indulge in that 2nd piece of pie. 

Another fun part of the holiday is all the hustle and bustle of activity that occurs with travelers that have come to Madison to visit their friends and family.  There are always great things going on in the city and plenty of prospective home buyers that may want to take a look at your Madison area home for sale. So, all of you home sellers out there, make sure you concentrate on the curb appeal of your home this upcoming holiday weekend.  There will likely be many prospective buyers very interested in the Madison area driving around to scan houses.  They may find interest in yours.  Please call me if you need any help preparing for the holiday “rush.”