When you are getting ready to sell your house, there are a lot of different things that you need to do. Many of these things are necessary just to get it out on the market, such as having an appraisal done to find out what it is worth and contacting a real estate agent to have him or her list it for buyers to find. However, you should not get so caught up in all of this that you forget to do the simple things that make the house attractive to those buyers.
For example, you may want to consider having the carpet cleaned by an eco-friendly company such as Green Choice Carpet Cleaning. Are there any stains that are visible with just a glance around? Are the high traffic areas looking dark and dingy? You want the people who come to the house to feel comfortable and at home. You want them to be able to imagine living in the house as soon as they see it. Having it be clean and tidy is a great way to do this. If the house shows well, it is going to sell quickly, regardless of the size or the price. Someone is going to want it as soon as they walk in the door, and they are going to do what it takes to get it.
Remember that the condition of simple things like the carpet also speaks to the condition of the rest of the house. If the carpet is clean, they will assume that everything else is in good order.
I just recently found out about the eco-friendly carpeting cleaning service. I am doing this for the Holidays.ReplyDelete
Oh I totally agree with this! Its amazing what a difference a clean floor can make. Even if you are just preparing to have company.ReplyDelete
Every couple of years I pretend that I will be selling the condo and clean it as though that is the case - even more work than a Spring cleaning but a great opportunity to get rid of the "crap" that accumulates over time, including in the cupboards.ReplyDelete
This post remembers me that I really need to have our carpet cleaned especially that it's already about X'mas. Ooh wow and the next thing I know, I haven't put up our X'mas tree and wreath yet. Anyway, indeed, it's really great to have an attractive or at least squeaky clean house so it would sell quick. Thanks for sharing of this post!ReplyDelete
Its important to have clean floors. You notice them as soon as you walk into the room!ReplyDelete
Also, remember that people don't want to see clutter, nor pictures of family & friends, they want to imagine their own belongings and the less you have while showing it the better the chance of a sale.ReplyDelete
Great post! Everything has to be in tip top shape!ReplyDelete
even thought we are not getting ready to sell the house, we do need to clean the carpet. i am going to look for a "green" company like the one you mentioned.ReplyDelete
it is inportant to keep up outside and inside things that needs to be fixed then when you sell your home the value will be moreReplyDelete