First impressions are HUGE with Home Buyers! More often than not, that first visit will be your only opportunity to emotionally win over the buyer. It’s like online dating. If you showed up to a first date smelling of bad odor, and looking disheveled, there’s a good chance you won’t be asked out on a second date. When appealing to the masses you want to give the impression that things are brand new and that everything has been cared for. To create demand, you must understand people are naturally more attracted to “new” or “fresh.” So cleaning is the most affordable, highest yielding, or easiest way, to make your home welcoming to new home buyers.
So that quick 15-minute cleaning you do before a friend comes over won’t work. You need a deep cleaning; like the one, you do before your mom visits. You know that cleaning where you pull out all the cleaning products (the comet, the pledge, the Windex, microfiber towel, sponge and magic eraser and go to town on every crack, crevis, and wall, room by room; or you can hire a house cleaner and pay extra for the deep clean, and pet hair removal.
Either way, the goals are to make the home smell fresh (like linen or odorless), appliances should look polished, windows should be clear (streak-free), the grout should be scrubbed clean of any mildew or bleached for mold. Vacuum lines in the carpet and beds made.
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