6 cleaning tips to help you sell your house faster
Help you sell your house faster. There are many things to keep in mind before selling a home, but one that you should not overlook is to keep the space spotless in order, to generate a good impression to potential buyers who walk through the door. Whether you hire a professional cleaning service or do it yourself, there are a number of tricks that can make your home look and feel new.
To help you get started, we’ve compiled 6 cleaning tips that will help you sell your home faster. From applying a fresh coat of paint to deep cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, we’ve got you covered.
1) Organization, the key
Do a general cleaning of the objects and belongings you have at home: keep only the essentials and keep everything else or give it away. Not only will your house feel cleaner and bigger without so much stuff in the way, but this process will also save you time when you move.
Also be sure to remove any personal items from view, such as family photos, mementos, or collectibles. A very personal space will make it harder for potential buyers to picture themselves in your home.
2) Focus on the floors
Be very mindful of the floors: steam clean all carpets, use specific cleaning products for wood, and have a professional cleaner for more delicate floors, such as marble. Buyers will pay particular attention to the walls, ceiling, and floors during viewings, so it is important that they are as clean as possible.
A dirty floor or carpet can detract from the overall appeal of a space. Not to mention the feeling of seeing pet hairs, food stains, and footprints, which will make the home look more unkempt. The value of a fresh, clean space makes a significant difference in a buyer’s opinion and the corresponding offer they will make on the property.
3) Don’t forget the entrance
As with everything, the first impression is often the one that counts the most. In the case of your home for sale, this will be no different. Consider replacing or painting the front door to liven up the entryway. Clean the doorknob and any other accessories it may have and decorate the entryway to liven it up. You can put some plants, flowers or a wreath on the door.
These small changes can make buyers feel like there is one less renovation to worry about when it comes time to move in.
4) Let the light in
It goes without saying that a house full of light makes it warmer, cosier, and even bigger than it really is. Clean windows, both inside and out, clean curtains and blinds, dust sconces, lamps, and other lighting fixtures and replace blown bulbs. All this will make your home look airy and bright during visits.
5) Thoroughly clean the kitchen and bathroom.
In the kitchen, you can consider painting the cabinets for a fresh touch. If you have tiles, deep clean the joints. Of course, try to free the kitchen countertops and shelves, so that potential buyers see the room as clean as possible.
For bathrooms, reseal bathtubs, showers, and sinks. If time permits, simple renovations, such as a showerhead, can go a long way toward making your bathroom look newer. Finally, make sure there is no dampness. Nothing can be more off-putting to prospective buyers than seeing dampness in the house.
6) Go bold with paint.
Although it may seem like a major undertaking to you, painting your home can drastically improve its appearance and make it feel fresh and clean.
For a crowd-pleaser, opt for neutral colours like white or beige. These colours will match any furniture and bring in extra light.
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