3 Tips for Cleaning Your Home When It’s On the Market

When you have a home to sell, you don’t want it to sit around on the market for months. The goal is to get your home sold for asking price or above and within a quick timeframe. As the seller, there are plenty of actions you can take to get your home off the market quickly, and that includes making your home clean and appealing to buyers. No one wants to buy a dirty or dingy home so it’s your job as the seller to clean things up. Let’s look at some great tips on cleaning your house to get it sold.

3 Tips for Cleaning Your Home Before Selling It

Simplify Things

Your home might be full of knickknacks, decorations, and other things that have sentimental value to you, but they do not have sentimental value to a potential buyer. Declutter and clean up the interior of your home to make it more appealing to home buyers. This can include packing away knickknacks, losing the many personal frames and photos while showing the home, and picking up anything that is not necessary for a potential buyer to see.

A decluttered home will not only look more appealing to potential buyers, but will better illustrate how they can make the home their own.

Clean the Floors

A dull hardwood or a dingy carpet are major turn offs to potential buyers. Clean them! If you have tile or hardwood you should sweep, mop, and even apply some type of sealant to make your floors look even better. Vacuum all carpets and have them cleaned by a professional to make them look clean and welcoming for any potential buyers.

Make Everything Shine

Make a short list of appliances in your house, and make them shine. This could include toilets, refrigerators, sinks, glass shower walls and more. Take some glass cleaner, disinfectant, polish and make all of your appliances look like new. You can shave years of appearance off your home by making everything in it look clean and new.

A clean home is a happy home, and that goes for both you and any potential buyers. Even if you don’t want to clean the entire house you should at least declutter, get the floors spotless, and make the important appliances shine. Use these tips to help get your home sold at the next showing.