When it comes to selling your home, there’s a lot that you need to do. If you’re trying to buy a house at the same time, it’s double the time and double the decisions to make.
While we help take most of the weight off your shoulders, you still have a lot to do. This includes getting your home ready for potential buyers.
It could be a private showing or an open house; either way, potential buyers are going to be walking through your halls and making decisions based on how it looks. Whether you’re in the planning stages or looking to sell your home fast, we recommend hiring professional cleaners when selling your home.
Why You Should Hire Professional Cleaners
Do open houses sell homes? Yes, and a professional cleaner can help you achieve that perfect home viewing.
Everyone has a different idea of what clean is, and they’re never the same. You may not mind a little dust, or a few dishes in the sink. A potential buyer might want every surface gleaming.
It’s impossible to know exactly what your buyers will want. But we do know one thing; there are many benefits to hiring professional cleaners when trying to sell your home.
1. Buyers Want a Home That Looks Like New
We can’t stress this enough; the better your home looks, the more it will impress potential buyers.
This means that when a buyer walks up to your house, they have to be presented with a clean-looking home, inside and out. It should look like a brand new, freshly built home. They don’t want to walk into a home and only see your mess (even if you aren’t that messy).
It can be hard to attain that level of clean all on your own; after all, you see your home everyday and won’t be able to see the things that strangers will see.
Professional cleaners are able to cover all the standard cleaning steps and more. Buyers will take note of that when they come through the door.
2. It’s a Thorough and High-Quality Clean
No matter how much time you spend cleaning, there’s always that one thing you miss.
For example, how many times have scrubbed the grout in your kitchen or bathroom, or moved the end tables to get all the cobwebs behind them? Maybe you just can’t seem to find the source of that musty smell that’s been plaguing your basement.
The last thing you want to do when selling a home during the winter season is to have salt stains and slush at the front door.
These are the little details that matter. Buyers are going to be seeing your house with fresh eyes, and will pick up on the little things that you no longer notice.
Professionals have experience with the kind of cleaning you need; extra thorough and extra shiny. They use high-quality products and equipment to get the best clean and cover all the details you might have missed. Even the nooks and crannies of your home that you didn’t know you had.
3. It Frees Up Your Time and Energy to Do Other Things
Cleaning by yourself takes what feels like forever. You could easily spend multiple days with a dust cloth and a vacuum. It’s now how you want to spend your time, but you have to do it, particularly if you’re trying to sell your house.
While necessary, spending all that time cleaning means losing days of fun family activities, catching up on your favourite things to do, or if you’re also a buyer, visiting prospective houses.
There already aren’t enough hours in the day; you can’t spend so many keeping your house professional-grade clean.
Hiring professional cleaners will prove well worth the investment when you are able to take those hours and that energy back. They’ll handle the cleaning marathon, and you can get back to doing what you want to do.
4. It’s Convenient, Because You Can Choose the Schedule
Above everything else, hiring professional cleaners to help sell your house is convenient. Most companies offer flexible scheduling and services that can be tailored to your needs.
For example, after the deep clean, you realize that you’re home may be on the market for several weeks. You can set up regular appointments with any cleaning services you need.
Having a regular cleaning schedule while your home is on the market will make sure that no matter when buyers are scheduled to arrive, you’ll be prepared.
5. It Satisfies the Buyer, and Will Save You Money
Once the home has an interested buyer, it is important to keep it looking good. We’ve mentioned that no one wants to see or move into your mess. The only time they would be willing to do that is if you’ve given them a discount on the purchase price.
This can end up being much more than the cost of hiring professional cleaners. That’s why we recommend them not only for when you’re showcasing your home, but for when you’re in the process of closing a deal. This will give the buyer extra assurance, and save you money – adding or maintaining your real estate ROI.
What Else Can I Do to Sell My Home?
Having your home looking its best is a great way to attract interested buyers, but it’s not the only thing you can do.
The number one thing you should do is hire a realtor. Selling your home is a process, from finding out how much it’s worth to having it staged. We’ll be able to help with the entire process from start to finish.