When sellers sell their home, they pack up and leave right? Not always or exactly. I have seen sellers leave their homes in terrible shape. One client left their home absolutely filthy. Almost wrecked the closing because of it.
Others, leave all sorts of things. Old tires, barbecue grills, loads of old paint, you name it, it gets left. So, what should a seller do when preparing to leave?
The contract calls for a broom swept home. In essence, leave the home in decent shape. It does not have to be professionally cleaned, unless your contract calls for that, but I would suggest leaving the home as you would like to see it if you were moving in.
Personally, I have deep cleaned my homes as I leave them, going so far as to spray the house with bug spray and clean the carpets so that the home is ready and inviting for the next owner. I think its the least I should do. Be nice to the new owners. Leave your home in good shape.