In our latest blog series, we’ve been providing some simple steps to selling a house, specifically focusing on what sellers can do to get their properties clean and uncluttered before they list.
We’ve talked about some household plumbing projects, and also about decluttering. Today, we come to a critical issue for getting your place sold: The deep clean!
There’s no way around it: If you want to make a positive impression with buyers, you need your place to be sparkling. And even if you maintain a very clean home, it’s still worth it to devote some time to some serious tidying and scrubbing.
In this post, we’ll explain how to get your home clean and spotless… and ultimately, how to get it sold!
How to Sell a Home: Deep Cleaning
- We already did a post about clutter, so we’ll refrain from repeating ourselves here, except to say that you’ll want to leave your hallways clear and your surface areas as empty as possible.
- Go through the house and look for any light bulbs that are out and replace them. This is a simple yet effective way to show buyers that you take care of the place.
- Clean your toilets, and also your sinks. If there are any foul smells emanating from your sink, you might try flushing it out with some vinegar.
- Wipe down all the surfaces in your home, and especially in the kitchen.
- Vacuum and mop the floors.
- Clean your rugs; if you have kids, you may want to take your rugs outside and shake out any stubborn crumbs or debris.
- Scrub down your bathrooms’ floors.
- Make sure there are clean hand towels in each bathroom, as well as near the kitchen sink.
- If you have air fresheners or deodorizers in your home, take a moment to replace then. You don’t want any foul smells during home tours or open houses!
- If you’re not satisfied with the level of cleanliness you’ve achieved, you may want to hire a professional cleaning crew to come put in some elbow grease.
With this simple checklist, you’re ready to get your home clean as a whistle. But wait: We’ve got a few more steps to selling a house, which we’ll give you in our next post.
And as always, you can learn more about how to sell your home when you request your free SOLD.com report. Get yours today and receive independent feedback on the best way to get your home sold.