With Spring in the air, a top-to-bottom cleaning is a MUST when staging your home. This long standing tradition (or chore) has many benefits in the success of your listing. When it comes to negotiating a house’s price, the way it looks can make or break the deal. The better it looks, the more valuable it is. The worse it appears, the longer it will remain on the market.
Here are our Top 5 Tips to add to your Spring Cleaning Checklist:
Tip #1: Remove Clutter – Keep it simple!
We are all guilty of having “the junk drawer” or just all around clutter. Clutter can make a home seem small, dark and dirty. Hot spots are usually; closets, cabinets and countertops. Put this task at the top of your list, as this process could take several days.
Tip #2: Clean Windows – Let in light!
Having clean windows can make your home’s interior brighter and more spacious. Main areas to note are; screens, glass, curtains and blinds. Smoking or vaping can also contribute to grime and fog on your windows.
Tip #3: Touch Up Walls – Bye bye scuffs and scratches!
Scuffs, scratches, dirt and fingerprints can build up overtime and we often don’t realize they are there (especially with kids and pets). A magic eraser can be your best friend. Other options to clean your walls are vinegar and water or just a fresh coat of paint. Repainting can give the walls of your home that fresh look and smell that home buyers love. Don’t forget the trim and baseboards!
Tip #4: Deep Clean Carpet – Make it look like new!
Deep Cleaning your carpets can not only make them look fresh and new, but this can also help with removing any unwanted odour. Carpet raking, vacuuming, shampooing and spot treatment are all ways to improve the condition of the carpet fibers and overall appearance.
Tip #5: Landscaping – Outside matters too!
Basic maintenance to the outside of your home can greatly improve the appeal of your listing. It is often the first photo you see, and first impressions are important. You don’t need to hire a professional to do these basic cleaning tips. Cleaning up your landscape can consist of; cutting grass, raking loose leaves, pruning shrubs and removing any dead plant material.
If you need more spring cleaning tips for selling your home, you can always consult with one of our real estate professionals. The MINK Group can help you in your quest to prepare your home for a successful sale as well as with all the other details.
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