Are you considering selling your home? Before you sell your home, did you hire a cleaning service? Let’s take a look at the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before putting your house on the market.
According to an article at realtor.com, “Cleaning the House Before You Sell”
“Let’s face it: Now that you’ve found a buyer and scheduled the closing, you’re ready to be done with your old home. A clean break! The last thing you want to do is spend the weekend deep cleaning the place for someone else to enjoy. Besides, would it even matter?
Actually, yes, it does matter.
We feel for you—the temptation to skip out on those last few cleaning chores is strong. But don’t give in. How dirty you leave your home isn’t just about etiquette—it could also cause problems with the sale of your home.
While buyers may forgive you if you forget to sweep under the stove, more serious offenses can have serious consequences. Check your contract: Some sellers may stipulate that the place be spotless by the time they move in. If you agree to this (verbally or in writing) and don’t live up to your end of the bargain, you could be at risk for a lawsuit.
So if you leave a pile of filth, the new owner could delay closing—or even bail on the sale altogether.
“In a rare case I had someone walk away from the sale because of the condition of the home at the final walk-through,” says Darbi McGlone, a Realtor in Baton Rouge, LA.
Odds are your buyer will be incredibly stressed out by closing day, and you don’t want to make matters any worse.
“It could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” McGlone says.” To read the entire article click here.