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Cleaning House

Cleaning your house for sale goes well beyond dusting, mopping and vacuuming. You must clean it like you mean it. You must minutely examine every square inch of your house and restore it to near-new condition. Consider the harsh reality: if something appears dirty or smells bad to you, it will be revolting in the buyers!

The good news is that, as you've decluttered your house, you will find cleaning not nearly as laborious. But just in case, you may want to stock up on your back-pain medicine.

An advantage of a well-cared-for house is that you're less likely to receive a low offer. When buyers can't find faults they focus less on how much money they can squeeze out of you and start thinking that the house is right for them.

If you don't have the time to clean then you should hire a professional. It's a smart investment.

For more examples, check out our advice and tips on replacing the carpets and floors and removing bad smells in your house.

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It’s human nature to hog stuff. Ask yourself the following questions: 1. Would you go out and buy one today? 2. Did you even remember you have it? 3. Have you used it since your last move? If you answer ‘No’ to any of the questions, then you should consider tossing it or donating it.
Scrape off over-brushed paint from glass panes and mirrors.
Pets: hire a professional to steam-clean your carpets and upholstery. They have special cleaners to remove stubborn smells and stains.
Kitchen: paint the cabinets if necessary. White is popular. It’s a great way to revitalize your kitchen.
Mistake #6: Expecting the buyers to use their imaginations to see past your clutter. That’s a no-no. When a house is overflowing with everyday stuff it looks small and cramped. Remember, people buy space in real estate and there does not appear to be a lot of space in a cluttered house.
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