4 Places to Clean Before Listing Your Home for Sale
Before listing your home for sale, you need to make sure every nook and cranny is squeaky clean for when potential buyers visit your home. While you’ll certainly clean the kitchen and family room, many sellers don’t realize that there are many missed places in your home that are easily forgotten. Here are four places to clean before listing your home on the market.
Most typical houseguests don’t see your laundry room, but potential homebuyers will want to see a clean laundry room. Don’t neglect cleaning this space because it isn’t one of the main rooms in the house. Make sure that your laundry room is clear of clutter, organized and that you don’t have any personal items left in the room when potential buyers come to see your home. Spray air freshener and give your laundry room a clean look and feel.
Your mailbox can add a lot of curb appeal to your home – if it’s well taken care of. If you have a rusted mailbox that is missing the red flag or is on a leaning post, this only presents red flags for what may be inside the home. You may not realize it, but your mailbox is an important part of your home’s exterior look, so make sure your mailbox is clean, sturdy and functional before listing your home on the market.
A cluttered and cramped garage isn’t what any buyer wants to see. Open up your garage and showcase the amount of space and storage you have available. If you aren’t able to fully clean out your garage, make sure to organize every item in your garage. Buyers often look at the garage to see if they will have enough extra storage space for outdoor items, and if they see a garage filled with items, it may distract them from see all the potential the space has.
Not only does your mailbox need to be spick and span, your front door should also be appealing to the eye. The front door is the entrance to your home and you want to give a good first impression. Give your doorstep a sweep and clean the door handle to give your front door a refresher. Give your door a new coat of paint and make sure that you have sprayed for bugs and other insects to keep your front door looking new.
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