Spring is about new beginnings, and what better way to reboot your home than by spring cleaning it. Springtime is also a great time to sell a house, as there are usually more buyers around. But can spring cleaning help you to sell your home fast?
Yes — to a point.
But you’ll need to do more than vacuuming and polishing. Your spring clean must include all those niggling repair jobs you’ve been putting off for so long. Think about your spring clean as a way to get your property ready for viewings.
A clean, well-presented home in good repair maximises the chance of finding a buyer quickly. And to help get you there, we’ve compiled a list of simple spring cleaning tips for selling a house fast — and for the best possible price.
Get the carpets cleaned
You probably don’t need to replace all your carpets to impress prospective buyers. Professional cleaners use state-of-the-art cleaners and strong carpet shampoos to remove dirt and stains. You might be able to restore your floor coverings to their showroom condition.
Deep clean the bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the home. It has to be functional, but it must also be clean and presentable. This is why it should be one of your cleaning priorities. And a quick once-over with a cloth and a cleaning spray probably isn’t going to deliver the results you need.
Pay attention to the following:
- Clean tile grouting with white vinegar or steam
- Remove mildew and mould with an appropriate cleaning agent
- Remove limescale from taps, plugholes and showerheads
- Remove soap scum from your bathtub and shower
- Remove grime from all your kitchen furniture
- Clean the windows thoroughly
- Clean mats and runners
- Ensure only fresh towels are on display during viewings
Deep clean the kitchen
Another important room for prospective buyers is your kitchen. This is where a lot of families spend most of their time these days, so it has to be spotless. Don’t take shortcuts here. Clean and degrease the entire room. And make sure you move appliances to clean underneath them. Buyers should take one look at your kitchen and feel comfortable eating in it.
If you already have neutral colour schemes, make sure all your walls are clean and free from dust. Don’t be afraid to give rooms a fresh lick of paint to neutralise decor. The likes of white, cream and magnolia have universal appeal.
Clean your windows
There are many reasons why you should spend extra time on your windows. They’re crucial in creating so-called kerb appeal. And they play a key role in generating clean spaces. But perhaps most important is their impact on the natural light in your home. Natural light makes spaces feel larger and airier. Brightening up your home by allowing light to flood in can make the entire property feel brighter and more spacious.
Tip: Get a professional window cleaner to clean your windows and window frames just before you start welcoming prospective buyers to your home.
In short, clean your home from top to bottom just before you start hosting property viewings. Cleanliness is crucial in allowing people to imagine themselves in your property. Get it right, and you can speed up the house sale process considerably.
But if you still can’t find a house buyer, we can help and can complete many purchases within just four weeks.