If you have a home on the market right now during peak real estate season, you want to make sure that it stands out against other homes in the same area and price range. One way to pique a buyer’s interest in your home and hopefully sell it faster is to give your home a deep clean. It is a fact that deeply cleaned homes sell faster because a clean home communicates to the buyers that the property is well cared for by the owners.
Here are some spots to focus in on and make sure every bit of dirt has been washed away to make your home look and feel like it is in top shape and hopefully bring in an offer at top dollar.
- Door frames
- Cabinet fronts
- Window coverings
- Window sills
- Window and sliding door tracts
- Corners and ceilings
- Oven and range hood
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Intake vents and air returns
- Bathroom fans
- Grout lines and tile
- Caulking around tubs and showers
- Hardwood floors
- Stone countertops
- Sinks and faucets
- Door handles
- Organizing closets and cupboards
When you do a deep clean of your home you want to make sure you get what maids and other cleaning professionals refer to as “old dirt.” This is dirt that settles deep down into surfaces and crevices that is not generally touched by everyday cleaning. The best way to get rid of “old dirt” is to hire a professional cleaning service or services. The best professional services to have done are professional carpet cleaning, grout cleaning, stone sealing, and even deep cleaning services offered by maid/housekeeping companies.
Home buyers are going to be interested in the up to date finishes in your home like natural stone and hardwood. So it is best to give those the most attention as well as things that tend to look dingy over time like carpet.
Once the deep cleaning has been done it is a great idea to stay on top of cleaning and tackle “new dirt.” This is dirt that can be removed by daily/weekly at home upkeep. This will help you to feature the home in its best possible light during showings.
Homes that feel fresh and well-kept help buyers to imagine themselves moving in right away and not worrying about spending a ton of time on maintenance and work instead of getting to enjoy their new life in their new home.