Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
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Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
Email Me

Home Preparation Checklist

Home Preparation Checklist

To get the best return on your home, you need to make your home look its best. Here’s the checklist that will help you do it.

Inside Your Home

Floor Coverings (carpeting, tile, linoleum, hardwood, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or damage?
  • Area rugs clean and stain-free?

Walls and Ceilings

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Nail cracks or tape residue?
  • Cracks, chips, water damage?
  • Need for repainting or new wallpaper?
  • Neutral, light colours for roomy environment?

Doors

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Need new paint?
  • Open/close easily without squeaks?
  • Latches/handles secure and working properly?

Windows

  • Glass sparkling clean; chip, paint and crack free?
  • Open/close easily?
  • Latches/handles/locks secure, working properly?
  • Dirt and fingerprints on frames or sills?
  • Screens clean and without holes?
  • Storm windows in good condition?

Window Coverings (curtains, drapes, blinds, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or sun damage?
  • Open/close easily; hardware working properly?

Lighting (lighting makes a room feel more inviting)

  • All bulbs working and proper wattage?
  • Broken switches, exposed wiring?
  • Table and floor lamps working properly?

Pet Areas

  • Clean, organized, odour-free?

Entryways and Hallways

  • Clean and free of clutter or obstructions?
  • Welcome mat(s) clean and inviting?

Closets and Storage Areas

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess junk removed?
  • Clothes hung neatly and not jammed together?
  • Shoes and boots neatly stored/stacked?

Kitchen

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, all but daily use appliances?
  • Refrigerator spotless inside and out?
  • Organized? Spoiled food discarded?
  • Frost removed? Light bulbs working? (Buyers look!)
  • Oven/stove-top clean? Burner trays cleaned?
  • Sinks clean; faucets working properly and leak-free?
  • Garbage disposal in good working condition?
  • Cupboards/pantry spotless, organized?
  • Dishwasher clean and stain-free?

Living Room/Dining Room/Bedrooms/Den/Study

  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?
  • Excess furniture removed for roomier atmosphere?
  • Remaining furniture clean and in good repair?
  • Wood and other surfaces clean and polished?
  • Bookshelves neat, organized and clutter-free?
  • Children’s games/toys stored neatly?
  • Fragile items removed and stored?
  • Smaller valuables removed/locked away?
  • Window coverings open for views and sunlight?
  • Mirrors clean and in good repair?
  • Ashtrays cleaned and kept out of sight?
  • Fireplace clean, logs/kindling stacked neatly?

Bathrooms/Powder Room

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, free of clutter? Fresh soap?
  • Sinks spotlessly clean; faucets working properly?
  • Tub and shower surfaces clean?
  • Towels stain-free and hanging neatly?
  • Shower curtain clean and in good repair?
  • Toilet extra-clean and working properly?
  • Closets organized and clutter-free?
  • Medicine cabinet clean, “personal items” removed?

Basement/Furnace Room/Garage/Attic/Storeroom

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess “junk” removed?
  • Remaining items stored/stacked neatly?
  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?


Outside Your Home

Structures

  • Exterior surfaces clean, in good condition?
  • Front door exterior clean, inviting?
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts clean, in good repair?
  • Gates open/close properly; hardware working?
  • Fences/decks in good repair, in good condition?
  • Sidewalks and walkways in good repair?
  • Driveway clean, in good repair?

Yard and Environment

  • Driveways, sidewalks clear of snow, ice?
  • Lawns mowed/edged regularly; large bare spots repaired?
  • Leaves removed from lawns and flower beds?
  • Trees pruned, hedges trimmed?
  • Flower beds weeded and tidy; dead plants replaced?
  • “Junk” and scrap removed?
  • Lawn furniture clean, organized, good repair?
  • Bicycles, children’s toys stored neatly, out of way?
  • Firewood organized and neatly stacked?
  • Yard free of “doggy deposits”?


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As a REALTOR with several years of experience and a Building Technology background, I understand the complexities of buying and selling real estate. I take pride in providing excellent customer service based on honesty and professionalism. My knowledge in design, construction and building inspection can make a significant difference for buyers who need insight and guidance finding the right Home in Salmon Arm or the Shuswap.   My technical skills and understanding of the real estate industry, combined with my commitment to hard work and customer service, have enabled me to exceed my client's expectations and consistently achieve successful outcomes. 
 
Royal LePage professionals understand that a house is only a home if the people who live there feel safe. I unanimously agree and proudly support by donating a part of my commission to helping individuals and families find safety from domestic abuse. Since its founding in 1998, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has proudly grown to become the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. 
 
 
My clients can trust that I will be honest with them about their home or the home they are considering buying and its current market value. I strive to create a realistic set of expectations through an open dialogue and always provide the resources and market intelligence needed to ensure my clients can make well-informed decisions.
 
My real estate services are focused in the market area surrounding the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, including Salmon Arm, Blind Bay, Sorrento, the North Shuswap, Enderby, Armstrong and Sicamous, so if you're in the area and search for "Realtors near me" or Royal Lepage Salmon Arm and I'll definitely show up. However, if your needs fall outside the Shuswap region, I have access to a broad referral network and can help my clients wherever their needs are. My services cover various real estate types, from single-family residential, condos and townhouses to vacant land and mobile homes. Homeownership provides a haven for families to grow and prosper, symbolizes stability and achievement, and often represents the most significant single investment people will ever make. I am passionate about the real estate industry and the positive impact I can make on the lives of my clients, all the while being patient, open-minded, empathetic, and showing genuine concern for your needs. I am eager to share my knowledge and expertise and look forward to working with you!
 
Call, text or email me today and we'll get you moving in the right direction!
 
 


Specialty: Residential, Condo's, Vacant Land, First Time Home Buyers, Seniors, Downsizing, Recreational, Waterfront, Strata Properties

Awards: 2022 Director's Platinum Award

Area Covered: Adams Lake, Anglemont, Armstrong, Blind Bay, Celista, Chase, Eagle Bay, Enderby, Grindrod, Magna Bay, Mara Lake, Salmon Arm, Scotch Creek, Sicamous, Sorrento, Spallumcheen, Sunnybrae, Tappen

Languages Spoken: English



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