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Should you remove the film on new appliances before selling? – Press Telegram

Have you replaced your original, outdated and slightly functional appliances to prepare your home for sale?

This goes a long way in avoiding “low ball” deals by making your home look like it is in style and current convenience.

If you made this choice, do you decide to leave all protective packaging, performance statistics stickers, and warranty record information? Or do you remove all of these?

This may sound like a silly question, but it’s a choice you’ll have to make if you’re in this position.

Normally, in the event of a flip, the seller will leave all packaging and protective wrapping in the stove, hob, cooker hood, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave, as no one will use them until successful buyers they move. This novelty adds to the appeal of buying a remodeled home and having the joyful experience of developing and setting up appliances for your first use.

However, in the case of a house where you still live, this can be problematic.

If you plan to cook in your home while it is on the market and during the warranty period, you may want to remove all packaging and wrapping from the appliance so as not to cause a fire hazard or to prevent the correct use of the device (s).

You may be fine with leaving the blue film on the shelves of the refrigerator, but consider removing the safety tape from the egg tray. It can prevent you from storing all your eggs.

Also, if you still have those tape strips for painters that are hard to find and even harder to remove under cabinets and plinths, left by painters in their cleaning process, you may want to grab an X-Act. knife or some other tool to peel these artifacts.

And if the marks that align the position of the taps on your quartz counters are still visible, try a cleaner or one of those magic rubber sponges to try to remove the marks.

If you notice some dark spots on the edges of your bright, shiny white quartz island, you may want to use the same cleaning sponge and eraser to remove the remnants of glue that installers used to properly measure, cut, and install your new counters.

Leslie Sargent Eskildsen is an agent for RealtyOne Group West and a board member of the California Realtors Association. You can contact us at 949-678-3373 or leslie@leslieeskildsen.com.

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