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Clean Up Your Property for Sale with These Cleaning Tips: A blog about sprucing your home up prior to sale.
As a real estate agent, I get to see a lot of homes. Some are in great condition and others…less so. When it comes to purchasing property, many buyers will be looking for a nice-looking home that has been regularly cleaned and taken care of by its current owners. That’s why we always ask homeowners to clean up site before their buyers arrive. A clean home is an inviting home and can help make your buyer feel at ease when they walk through the front door. If you’re currently thinking about selling your home or if you’ve just put it on the market, here are some tips for keeping it looking its best:
Clean Out The Attic
The attic is a great place to store things, but it can be difficult to keep organized. Hiring a professional organizer may be the best option for you if you have a lot of stuff in your attic. A professional organizer will help you sort through your belongings so that only valuable items stay in the house and everything else gets sold or donated.
If hiring an expert isn’t possible or affordable for you right now, consider doing some sorting yourself! If there are items up there that no longer serve any purpose (like old furniture), get rid of them immediately so that they don’t become clutter later on down the line when they’re needed again by someone else who wants them more than what they’re worth now since they’ve been sitting around collecting dust for so long already.
Clean Out The Garage
Clean Your Windows
Next, you’ll want to clean your windows from top to bottom. Start with the outside and work your way in, making sure you don’t miss any spots or streaks. Use a squeegee to remove water from the window, spray on glass cleaner, and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.
This is one of those tasks that can be done quickly if you’re not careful (and leave behind some serious streaks), so take your time when doing this part of the job!
Deep Clean Your Home’s Floors
The floors are the first thing that people notice when they walk into your home. Make sure yours are clean and free of dust, hair and dirt.
Deep Clean Your Home’s Walls, Ceilings and Doors
Spring-Clean Your Bathroom(s)
Spring-clean your bathroom(s)
Clean the sink and toilet. Run a disinfectant cleaner over the entire surface of both items, including under the rim of the toilet bowl where dirt and grime tend to accumulate. You may want to use a toothbrush or small scrubbing brush to get into hard-to-reach places, like behind faucet handles or under soap dispensers on sinks. Be sure not to scratch any surfaces while cleaning them! Once you’ve finished with these tasks, wipe down all surfaces with paper towels so that there’s no residual moisture left behind–this can cause mold growth if not taken care of properly!
Clean out your tub drain every month or so (or at least once per year), as well as any shower heads that need it (you’ll know because water will start backing up). Make sure there aren’t any hairs blocking the drains either; this happens more often than you think!
A clean home can be a welcome home.
We hope these tips have helped you to get your house in shape for sale. Remember, if you’re looking for a home that needs some work, there are professionals out there that can help!