Proper Home Staging Starts With a Good Clean-Up Job
Imagine being a buyer who is visiting various properties in order to find your future home. Now imagine waking into a home that’s filthy and cluttered in every room, starting with the outside. That wouldn’t exactly turn you on and prompt you to put in an offer, would it?
If you’re selling your home, it’s absolutely crucial to make sure that your home is cleaned and de-cluttered from top to bottom. The last thing you want is to send buyers in the other direction simply because you didn’t make the effort or take the time to clean the house up before listing it.
It’s been proven that homes that are professionally cleaned and staged sell for more money, and sell faster than homes that haven’t been adequately prepared for the market. Failure to bring your home up to par will only leave a lot of money on the table, and lead to a stale listing. Is that a gamble you’re willing to take?
To make sure your home is snatched off the market sooner rather than later, make sure you give your home a thorough clean up job. What does this involve?
Getting Rid of Clutter
Rent yourself a storage unit, and get rid of all the unnecessary belongings that are just making you home look messy and cluttered. The less you have in your home, the better.
Dusting From Top to Bottom
As soon as you start removing items, the first thing you’ll notice is plenty of dust. Get out your duster, and be sure to cover every surface, including baseboards, ceiling fans, bed frames, wall art, and even light switches.
Eliminating Foul Smells
Get a friend over to smell your home, and ask for an honest opinion. If there are any odours like cigarette smoke, pets, or funky foods detected, open all your windows to air out the home, and light a few candles to help nix the odours.
Cleaning Your Walls
It’s amazing how many marks and dirt can be found on walls when you really look closely at them. If they’re filthy, vacuum and wipe them down before letting any buyers in.
Cleaning Your Bathrooms
There’s nothing more off-putting than a disgusting bathroom. Make sure everything in these spaces is sanitized and sparkled.
Cleaning Your Kitchen
Get out your best cloths and scrubbers, and clean all the cabinets, knobs, counters, and appliances.
Sound overwhelming? No time to do all this work yourself? No problem.
There are services out there that are specifically designed to remove debris and junk, and clean homes from top to bottom so they look impressive to prospective buyers. At Refreshed Clean, we can tackle this enormous job for you so you can sit back and relax, knowing your home will be immaculate once we’re done.
Before you list your home for sale, call Refreshed Clean to get it ready for the market!