A Clean Home

clean2No one wants to hear that their home is dirty. For this reason, you may not hear your Realtor comment on the cleanliness of your home when you are preparing to put it up for sale.

A busy life style is demanding and may allow for little time to keep the house in shape; if you can’t keep it clean hire professional cleaners during the marketing period.  Don’t underestimate the value of cleanliness as an important marketing advantage over competing homes.  There are consequences of selling a home that is not as clean as it could be.

Fewer Showings  Soon after your home goes on the market, the word will get out regarding its condition and cleanliness.  A clean home will get more showings and quicker showings than others. These showings will result in a higher selling price with minimum time on the market.

Adverse Emotional Impact 
If your home is not clean and well kept, potential buyers will begin to worry that there may be other concerns that are not easily detected.  If the buyer becomes worried about hidden defects, he or she will either decide to buy another home or make a lower offer on your home.  This lower offer often indicates that the buyer may anticipate fix-up and repair bills after the sale.  Many of these anxieties could be avoided by keeping your house in the best possible condition while it is being offered for sale.