Spring Cleaning for a Summer Sale!

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Alliance DRE# 40023543

 

Are you preparing for a summer sale?

Well spring is in the air, and cleaning should be at the top of your list!

Take advantage of the nice weather and tackle that list of pre-sale cleaning! Here is a list of cleaning tasks that will have your house ready to be sold at top dollar!

Main entry :

  • Dust the lights and light fixtures, as well as the light switches.
  • Dust and wipe down the door and its trim - shine the doorknob and metal fixtures.
  • Mop the floors/clean the walls (check for smudges and paint chips). 

Living Room:

  • With a cleaning cloth, wipe down the walls, electrical outlets, and the light switches/fixtures.
  • Clean the windows and the window sills. If there are any, dust the window blinds.
  • Vacuum and clean the carpets and/or hardwood floors. 
  • Vacuum and clean any dirty spots on couches, recliners, etc.

Bathroom:

  • Deep clean any vanities and cabinets.
  • Organize all object near sink and in cabinets – reduce clutter.
  • Deep clean the commode, tub and shower, mirrors, light switches, and fixtures.

Kitchen:

  • Remove clutter and then scrub the sink and countertops.
  • Go through, clean, and organize your fridge and freezer.
  • Deep clean the oven and scrub the stove top - clean behind all major appliances (oven, fridge, etc.)
  • Dust and clean grime from the fridge coils.
  • Run a complete dish washer cycle to clean it out.

 

In a hot sellers’ market like this, many eager buyers will drive by your property before showings start, to get a sneak peak. When a house has prime curb appeal, it attracts more buyers, which generally makes for a more competitive sale.

Gutters and Roof: Clean out all of the gutters and make sure there are no cracks or leaks. Inspect the roof – make sure there are no cracks, leaks, or missing shingles.
Grounds-keeping:  Cut the grass, trim the bushes and shrubs, clean out any dead leaves, and pressure wash the walkway/driveway. 

 

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Re/Max Alliance

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