Before you list your home, you'll want it sparkly clean for potential home buyers. A dirty house can be a big turn off and could thwart potential offers. If you can afford it, hire a company to do a deep clean. To really do a nice job outshining the competition, hire a floor cleaner to clean your grout in-between tiles, and carpets. Pro-tip, often you can find carpet and tile cleaners on Groupon and save some $$$.
MISC: +Replace any burnt out lightbulbs +Dust ceiling fan blades +Dust AC registers +Clean the front door & threshold, it's the first thing people will see +Keep all curtains open for showings - let in that beautiful natural light
KITCHEN: + Wipe down all cabinets. +Remove everything from counter tops and keep it clean + Clean all appliances, inside and out. + Clean stove hood, on top and bottom. + Clean behind the refrigerator, on top and bottom too. + Ensure the microwave is clean of food splatter. + Clean the space behind the sink. + Wipe down blinds/shades. + Wash any kitchen rugs, clean the floors and baseboards. + Store all of your pet food/food out of sight.
BATHROOM: + Clean behind toilet and under sink. + Only display absolute necessities, declutter. + Organize and clean under the vanity. + Scrub floors and clean grout lines. + Keep dirty clothes and towels off the floor. + Be sure to lock away any medication. + Clean the fan and make sure it's functioning.
+ Wash sheets, comforters, and blankets. + Clean the curtains and rugs. + Dust furniture. + Remove any obvious stains from fabrics. + Keep closets clean and organized. + Store away dirty clothes and personal photos. + Clean marks on walls.
Christina is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona. She is a resident of Old Town Scottsdale and specializes in residential South Scottsdale & Central Phoenix including Arcadia and Biltmore.