Deep Clean Your Home
Buyers expect the home they are buying to be cleaner than the one in which they currently live in.
A spotless home gives the impression that the residence has been well cared for; this is a critical component in fetching the best possible price for your property. It also makes it easier to move into if the new owners don’t have to scrub kitchens, baths, and floors. A deep clean also removes or minimizes odors and pet dander, both of which are deterrents for many buyers.
Even if your home is cleaned regularly, selling your house requires a deep cleaning from top to bottom. The preferred time to schedule this is after all repairs have been completed and a day or two before professional photos will occur.
A professional deep clean includes:
- Washing windows inside and out, including screens and tracks
- Having your carpets professionally cleaned
- Thoroughly cleaning kitchens and baths, including appliances and cabinetry: inside and out
- Removing cobwebs from both the interior and exterior of the home
- Cleaning all light fixtures: inside and out
- Dusting all blinds and shades or laundering window treatments
- Cleaning baseboards, trim, and crown molding
- Mopping all hard surface flooring
- Dusting all furniture, built-ins, and shelving
- Wiping down all mirrors, countertops, and fixtures, including wall plates
After this detailed scrubbing, your home should be immaculate and ready for the photographer, upcoming showings, and open house events once your home is on the market. Since prospective buyers will soon be walking through your home, it is important to maintain this level of cleanliness. Scheduling a weekly cleaning while your home is on the market can be a great way to manage this.
The Dawn Thomas Team has an excellent cleaning service we can recommend if you don’t already have a housecleaner you prefer.