The housing market is on the rise, so it’s a great opportunity to sell your home. You want to get the most out of your real estate, but renovations can be pricey and will take time to complete before you can put your house on the market.
One of the easiest and most inexpensive thing you can do to increase the value of your home is make sure it’s clean. Although having a clean home seems like a no brainer, many homes lost value because they look crowded or too lived in, so potential buyers see homes as smaller or more run-down than they actually are. Even with simple cleaning, in a house that you’ve lived in for years, it can be tough to know where to start.
It’s not free, but in the long run, hiring a professional cleaner can really get you the edge you need to increase the value of your home. This can be a difference of thousands of dollars. That makes your $400-$500 cleaning service seem like a small sacrifice for greater gains in the end. Also, trusting a professional cleaning service is helpful because they really know what they’re doing. You might be able to mop the kitchen floor, but they are equipped with the supplies and experience to make your kitchen spotless.
Dusting the Forgotten Parts
Dust is one of most noticeable as well as easiest factors in a home. Although it can be forgotten in crevices like window sills and lamp shades, dust makes your house look less maintained and can deter buyers.
A Clean Kitchen
A functional and attractive kitchen is one of the key selling points for your house, so you want buyers to have a good impression of yours. Hone in on cooktops, refrigerators, and sinks when you look at your kitchen. Piles of dirty dishes and gunk stuck on the stove can really make a kitchen unpleasant.
Similar to the kitchen, buyers want to know that the bathroom is well maintained and won’t give them trouble if they move in. Toilets, sinks, and showers should be cleaned of grime and stains. You should also make sure you take out any garbage, and this applies to all rooms of the house.
Nothing makes a closet look smaller than when it’s filled with piles of clothing and random items. When your closet is extremely organized, you can actually create the illusion that it’s larger than it is.
Overall, having a clean home shows that you are a responsible home owner. If you create a relationship of trust with potential buyers, they will be more inclined to consider your home, and trust that all aspects of the home are well maintained. Even if your home isn’t spotless on a daily basis, a thorough cleaning shows that you put time and care into making your home presentable for potential buyers.
There is a wide range of things you need to consider when decluttering and cleaning your home before putting it on the market. The following is a checklist to help guide you through cleaning your home!
Here’s a useful infographic from Clean Conscience on what you need to do before putting your home out on the market.