Whatever your reason is for selling your home now, most likely, your priority is to sell it at a good price as fast as possible. Once you have taken all the details of renovating or improving your property and marketing it, you have to turn your attention to doing other things that can help you sell your home faster. This includes keeping your property completely clean (and hence, appealing) at all times.
Below are some tips you can follow to make sure your home is completely clean and attractive for potential buyers:
Make sure your property is free of clutter. If your home still has too much of your personal “stuff”, potential buyers can assume that your home will be too small for their possessions. Also, keep in mind that too much clutter can pose a safety and buying hazard. People checking out your home can trip over items left on the stairs, driveway, etc. Rooms in your property will also appear more spacious, closets will look bigger, and shelves will look roomier to potential buyers if they are free of clutter. As such, get rid of all clutter and any clutter in your home.
Prioritize cleaning the major rooms. Interested buyers are usually interested in 4 rooms: the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. When cleaning these rooms, follow the top-to-bottom, left-to-right rule for cleaning so that you can be no surface will be overlooked. Before using any cleaning product, check the labels to make sure they are appropriate for the surfaces to be cleaned. It is also best to use spray cleaners to clean small areas, such as countertops. To clean larger areas such as floors and walls, mix powders or liquids in a pail of water and use a mop, sponge, or piece of cloth.
Get rid of mold and mildew in bathrooms. Aside from being unsightly, potential buyers can be turned off by the presence of any mold and mildew. To remove them from shower doors and tiles, use liquid household bleach or cleaners with bleach and scrub these areas properly.
Don’t forget to clean the windows and vacuum carpets and drapes. Use a dusting product so that the dust in each room will be trapped and removed easily rather than dispersed in the air. When vacuuming, use long straight strokes. Always dust thoroughly as well.
Always make sure the kitchen and bathroom countertops are clean and cleared of any clutter. Sort and store non-essentials in storage containers. Always wipe all surfaces clean. Anything that placed on the countertop should always be wiped clean, too. Wipe up spills as they happen to avoid stains and a longer time of cleaning them.
Consider getting help. Lastly, if your home needs some tough cleaning and de-cluttering, you can hire contractors that provide professional cleaning services. A cleaning team will go to your home complete with all the supplies and equipment they need to properly tidy up your property. They are all well-experienced and trained to expertly deal with even the toughest cleaning jobs.