Are you thinking of putting your house on the market? Before you list your house on the market did you hire a house cleaning service?
According to an article at voices.yahoo.com, “How a Cleaning Service Can Help When Selling Your Home”
“Clean, bright, uncluttered homes sell faster and for more money. In my experienced as a licensed Texas real estate professional, when a house is clean and prepared for sale the house will sell in half of the time when compared to a home where the “honey do” list hasn’t been done. When it comes to maximizing your sales dollar, cleaning house is where it’s at. The following are a few tips that I provide sellers in helping them get the most out of the sales process and properly preparing their home for sale.
A thorough cleaning of every room is what I mean by this. This means clean walls, baseboards, trim, everything needs to be dusted, mopped, vacuumed, spic and span. The cleaner a home, the bigger and brighter it will appear. In many cases, I recommend hiring a professional cleaning service to do this, which will come at an expense to the seller of anywhere between $200 – $300 (depending on the size of the home).
Get Rid of Clutter
This means taking everything off of the kitchen counters, bathroom counters-yes, even toothbrushes-and removing 30 percent of all items in all closets. Put clothes for another season in storage. Have a garage sale. You want to emphasize storage space in your home, and nothing does this well than de-cluttering.” To read the entire article click here.