The decision to sell your house requires looking at it from a potential buyer’s viewpoint and staging it appropriately. Even if your home is not overly messy or dirty, it still benefits from a deep clean. People who come to view your home are going to be vigilant, and will likely notice every disorderly detail. Even minor things contribute to a lasting impression, so every effort counts.
Use the following tips as a guide as you walk around your property making notes of what needs work:
Make cleaning easier for yourself and your family by eliminating clutter first. Go through every closet, drawer, and storage area and ask yourself if you really need each possession or if someone else would appreciate it more. Another good trick is if you have not used the item in over a year, then donate it.
2. Dust Everywhere
Go over every particle-accumulating surface in your house. Thorough dusting is not only a cleaning measure, but it also removes allergens and freshens the air. You do not want potential buyers smelling stale air and sneezing.
3. Wash Curtains & Upholstery
Wash all the curtains and removable upholstery in your home, so every room looks brighter as well as cleaner. Dust and dirt dull fabric and can make your home appear dingy. Washing these items is also another way to improve your home’s air quality.
4. Deep-Clean Carpets & Wax Hardwood Floors
Hire a carpet cleaning company to steam-clean your carpets. Deep carpet cleaning removes dust, dirt, and dander that works their way down into carpet and rug fibers. Wax any hardwood flooring, so it gleams when potential buyers walk through.
5. Detail the Kitchen & Bathrooms
Help sell your house by scrubbing all countertops with a non-toxic, all-purpose disinfectant, such as a white vinegar and water mixture. White vinegar is both cheap and highly effective. Additionally, you will need to clean the sinks, polish the faucets, wash the tub and toilet, wipe down the oven and stove, and detail the refrigerator.
Discuss these and other helpful cleaning tips with the real estate team at Lani Properties Corp. The full-service real estate firm has proudly served the Hawaiian island of Oahu for over 40 years and features a roster of experienced agents ready to help you sell your house. Call (808) 521-0081 to start the selling process or visit the website for more information. Follow the real estate company on Google+ for additional helpful tips.