I visited with a client yesterday whose house I sold a few months back. We were talking about all the nuts and bolts of her transaction. One of the things we discussed was how prepared her house was for showings. In a word, it was always pristine. She really made an effort to have the house in tip-top shape for each showing appointment.
She also added it doesn't take that long to clean out the sink and make the beds to make the best presentation.
She then told me she had a conversation with the buyer recently. The buyer told her that the reason they came back to her house was because it was SO CLEAN and move-in ready and in fact, other homes they viewed were dirty.
I validated what my client said by telling her what a buyer recently proclaimed as she toured a house at a showing. She said the house was the cleanest house she viewed ... and smelled (which was NO smell) .... and that was the house she purchased!
A CLEAN house gets noticed.
The initial simple advice I give when preparing a house for sale is to clean, clean and clean again.
A blog post I had written about preparing a house for sale was published recently in local town papers across Fairfield County. The gist of the article is to declutter and clean when preparing a house for sale. The article can be read by clicking on the image to the left.
We say it and hear it over and over but it is that important! Just by virtue of the few examples presented here, Clean houses SELL. The good thing is that the cost to clean is usually minimal and the payoff is big! ... Getting the house sold!