Spring cleaning your home- before you sell!

Managing Real Estate Broker with John L Scott #86099

Putting your house on the market? Before the "For Sale" sign goes up, give your property the ultimate spring cleaning. When it comes to showcasing your home for sale, there's no such thing as a house that's too clean

Here's what I recomend as an expert  you do to clean before holding an open house.
Prior to your first open house, review each room for grime and clutter, including the garage, basement or attic, as there are multiple steps to a polished look.  And beware the too corny maneuver: apples baking in the oven are definitely out; the aromas of essentials oils, however, are in.

Give yourself time to prep for an open house as every surface needs to be cleaned. And just like when company comes, clean and de-clutter to impress,  clean windows and screens, clean doors and finger-marked walls, move the refrigerator and vacuum the coils, and dust everything-from baseboards to the tops of doors.

"You get one first impression," reminds Young. If need be rent a storage area and not only clean out closets (buyers need to visualize where their stuff will go) but also remove everything from the garage (dust and sweep it too). You might be able to de-clutter for cash:  Bathroom (s) and kitchen must be spotless. He points to a recent success where clients followed his spit-shine clean regime.Dusty doesn't sell -- at least not for a good amount of money!

These days, buyers are positively impressed by green kept homes (as in no toxic and chemically-laden cleaning products used). -- a blend of natural soaps and fresh smelling citrus and mint essential oils. 

Consider avoiding highly scented cleaning products prior to your open house, People think that there is something to cover up, I advise, noting that many people are sensitive to synthetic fragrances found in common household cleaning and air freshening products. And for continued clean and healthy living after your open house, don't forget to wipe down high-touch spots, such as light switches and doorknobs, when you return home !

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Susanne Brown
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Dayrl you are so right!

A Good first impression is key!

Once the seller realizes that they are going to have to pack up things and sort them into groups of what they are moving with them and what they are going to get rid of, they see that they might as well get rid of the overflow sooner as opposed to later.

Uncluttered homes show so much better than  cluttered ones.

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