A Thorough Cleaning Prevents Raised Eyebrows in Walkthroughs
Between home inspections and financing questions on your next home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying to sell a house. One fairly simple thing that not everyone thinks to do, however, is get the house professionally cleaned.
Sure, it’s one more thing to plan. However, a professionally cleaned home is a lot easier to sell once potential buyers start doing walkthroughs. This is the opportunity to get dust and anything else off of surfaces, corners, and under furniture. If there are any stains in the carpets, that’s something a buyer is going to immediately notice and count against anything else they like about the house.
Dirt and dust on the moldings and trim, especially in bathrooms, are subtle things that register. The same goes for discolorations on caulk around sinks, bathtubs, etc.
In these cases it’s not so much that a buyer will see how clean the house is and say, “Wow! I need to buy this!”
It’s more a matter of preventing detractors for that person. Things that work against the impression of the home when compared to other homes the buyer has looked at.
Imagine that person loves the house during the walkthrough, but leaves thinking about the carpet they may have to replace or wondering about how soon they’ll have to maintenance that kitchen tile. Those are questions that drive down the asking price or discourage an offer altogether.
When the selling market is competitive it really pays to take these things into consideration to ensure your property is a contender. And if you’ve noticed your home has been on the market awhile, has had some showings, but doesn’t seem to be attracting any serious interest, these things may be why.
Simplify Your Life With a “Move Out” Cleaning Service.
Some of the aforementioned concerns aren’t obvious at first. After you’ve moved the furniture out, as well as area rugs and other furnishings, blemishes can become pretty glaring.
A thorough “move out cleaning service” typically involves:
- Cleaning appliances inside and out for a great presentation.
- Scrubbing down showers, sinks, and tubs.
- Washing the windows inside and out. (Perfectly clear windows really pop.)
- Removal of smudges and fingerprints from wood work, and restoration of nature luster.
- Washing baseboards and floors so the space looks immediately inviting.
- Odor elimination.
Packaged this way, you can see that it’s a pretty one-stop solution when you’re moving out and/or trying to sell a home.