Preparing To Sell Your House Sparkle And Shine

Dated: March 19 2019

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Preparing to Sell Your House: Sparkle and Shine

Of course, the final elbow grease cleaning really seals the deal to sell your house for the highest price. Windows, floors, all cabinets, closets, grout, walls, the deepest clean possible will ensure that you maximize your sales price.  


There is no doubt about it, a clean house will maximize your sales price.


This post is Tip # 7 in our Top 10 Tips to Sell Your House for Maximum Sales Price.


After you've gone through all the effort to make a few  your house and perhaps invested some time, energy and funds into a few upgrades and replacements, the final cleaning will help buyers feel the home is perfect for them!


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Scrub down all walls, ceilings, trim & baseboards with warm soapy water.  This will remove any dust, finger prints or marks.  If you painted the walls already, you can of course skip this step. 


Rugs & Carpets


Shampoo all rugs and carpets throughout the house.  Not only will this make the carpets look as good as new, you will remove odor, pet dander, and help buyers feel right at home. 


Cabinets & Countertops


Take everything out of kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, wipe down all the shelving, interior and exterior of cabinets and place everything back in orderly fashion. This effort will make cabinets seem bigger due to the increased organization. 




Wash windows on the interior and exterior; This will make a huge difference in the overall appeal of the house.  The rooms will appear bigger with more light and the house will feel newer with clean glass.  Be sure to deep clean window tracks and apply primer as needed to give the windows a brand new look.


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Wipe down all furniture, bookshelves, dressers, everything in the house should be free of dust. 




Scrub toilets, showers, and bathtubs.  Nothing will scare a buyer away faster than a dirty bathroom!


Sweep & Mop


Finish up by sweeping and mopping all floors, entry ways, and bathrooms. 


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Utility Room


Buyers will look in utility closets and expect them to be a little dirty.  Go the extra mile by clean ing gas/oil burners , dusting water heater, dryer vent, and other 




Pay special attention to the front entry; An inviting entry is clear of cobwebs, clean door tracks and threshold, with an easily opened front door. 


Download all 10 tips to follow along; We provide these 10 tips to all our clients preparing to sell their house.


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Shalaye Camillo

At the forefront of Vital Source Realty is its founder and CEO, Shalaye Camillo. Her passion for real estate, education and entrepreneurship is the backbone of the company. While her days are filled w....

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