Selling your house, especially Cloverdale real estate, is a process. From start to finish, your house needs to look good.
Answering the question, “When I sell my house, do I have to clean it?” luckily, is pretty straightforward.
Yes, in most instances (unless the buyer does not want you to have it cleaned), you will need to clean your house. It is a common step in the sales process, especially if you host house tours or open houses.
Here is how you can do this.
The Quickest Way to Have Your Home Cleaned
If you have a strict time limit before you need to vacate your house, probably the best cleaning option is to hire a cleaning service. A reputable real estate cleaning service can have your house looking amazing in a single day!
While this service will cost money, it will save you tons of time and effort that you would have had to expend to clean your home yourself. Since cleaning is not the only thing that needs to be done before your house is ready for your buyer to move into, you should consider the entire sales process.
Other things that needs to be done, beyond cleaning your home include:
● Moving items out of your home to their new location
● Renovating your home to prepare it for the buyer
● Leaving items behind for the buyer that he or she has requested
This entire process, at its quickest, can take a few days to a week. If time is of the essence, and you need to vacate your Cloverdale real estate by next week, consider hiring a cleaning service to have your home professionally cleaned for you.
The DIY Option
Of course, the simplest option is to clean your house yourself. This process will take longer than hiring a service. In addition, you will not save any time cleaning your house yourself.
That being stated, there are some advantages to cleaning your own home. First, you know where everything is. Second, you can clean while you pack your stuff for the moving company. Third, you may like cleaning (some people do).
Why a Cloverdale Real Estate Buyer Might Not Want You to Clean Your House
Although rare, there may be some reasons why a buyer might not want you to clean your house. Firstly, they may be a germaphobe and may feel more comfortable hiring their own professional cleaners. Secondly, they may have attended an open house or house tour at your home and may be happy with the way things look.
Nevertheless, clean your house, sweep and mop the floors, and wipe down any surfaces. It is simply common courtesy.
HomeLife Cloverdale has helped countless Cloverdale and North Surrey homeowners prepare their homes for sale. Selling Cloverdale real estate is what we do best. Contact us today and let us help you too. We can walk you through the process of selling your home, making the process simpler, and more enjoyable.