A Clean Home Sells Faster
Selling your home? Your realtor will have lots of tips on how to get the best price—from staging your home to making a few small home improvements here and there. But here’s the most important tip of all: a clean home sells better (and quicker). No one wants to buy a home with filthy rugs, scuffed walls and a scummy shower. Here’s a handy checklist that’ll help wow potential buyers:
Deep clean the kitchen
Box up unneeded items from countertops and cabinets. Pull appliances away from walls and clean underneath. Scrub countertops and clean the stove until it sparkles. Lastly, when you do have showings, toss any kitchen towels in the laundry instead of leaving them in place.
Scour the bathroom
Spend extra time cleaning the bathroom. Use a simple solution of baking soda and distilled white vinegar to remove hard-water stains from all surfaces, including the insides of toilets. Keep all mirrors, countertops and cabinets clean, and keep company-only towels out at all times.
Deep clean rugs and hardwood floors
Whether tile, wood or carpet, it’s a good idea to have your floors professionally cleaned, especially if you have pets. Floors get noticed and often influence a purchase. You’ll be surprised at how a professional clean can transform an old carpet (and drapery too)—you’ll wish you’d done it sooner!
Wash the walls and windows
Melamine sponges quickly remove smudges from painted walls. For cracks and holes, hit the home-improvement store for supplies. If washing windows seems like too much of a challenge, consider hiring a professional. Poorly cleaned windows look much worse than dirty ones.
Declutter the entire house
Clutter creates anxiety and easily distracts potential buyers from the beauty of your home. Significantly reduce the amount of knick knacks on display, and depersonalize your home by taking down all your photos.
Call the experts!
Molly Maid offers flexible move-in and move-out cleaning services to ease the transition into your new space. Whether you need the entire house cleaned or just certain items on your checklist, our professional house cleaners are ready to help.