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Tips to Make Your Home Sell Without Spending Any Money: Step 1 - Clean!

Let’s face it – everyone wants to sell their home for the most amount of money possible. Unfortunately, receiving top dollar for your property will often require you to first put up a considerable investment of time and money – a tradeoff which can sometimes be more of a hassle than it is worth. From hosting open houses to placing listings in newspapers and more, maximizing your exposure can cost a pretty penny.

But what if, like many sellers, you are on a tight budget? Fortunately, there are numerous strategies that you can use to make the selling process easier and maximize your chances of receiving a fair price for your home – all without spending a dime. The first method: clean everything.

Make Your Home’s First Impression Count

Deep cleaning your home from top to bottom can do wonders to maintain the value of your home and improve its appeal to potential buyers. Even the most gorgeous and spacious homes in near-perfect areas can instantly turn away potential buyers if they appear as if they have not been cleaned in some time. Dust bunnies, funky odors, cobwebs, dirty cooktops and dishes, and stained carpets can all leave buyers with a bad first impression and cause them to look elsewhere.

Whether your home is upgraded or not, a clean house will help buyers feel more comfortable and allow them to envision themselves living there. When cleaning your home, be sure to address the following:

  • Bugs in light fixtures
  • Grungy switch plates
  • Spoiled food in the refrigerator
  • Dirty stove drip pans
  • Dusty windowsills
  • Dusty vents and ceiling fan blades
  • Faded or peeling paint
  • Dirty kitchen appliances
  • Dingy or sun-bleached drapes

Give Special Attention to High-Traffic Areas

When cleaning, place a special focus on areas which garner the most attention, such as the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Check each room and target the spaces or objects that draw the eye’s attention first. Start there, and clean everything around it from top to bottom. Use non-abrasive cleaners for surfaces that are easily scratched such as laminate or solid countertops, while powders and abrasive cleansers can be best for powering away hard-to-remove soils.

Other quick cleaning tips to prepare your home for sale include:

  • Using disposable wipes for quickly cleaning toilet bowls and certain areas of your kitchen
  • Placing scented cleaners and air fresheners in bathrooms
  • Running the shower with hot water for a few minutes prior to cleaning to loosen grime
  • Use rugs or mats at home entrances to catch dirt

Get Dippy on Your Side Today

If you are looking to sell your home in Santa Clarita, Real Estate Agent Dippy Chhina can provide the trusted guidance you need to navigate through the real estate process with ease and comfort. For more tips on how to quickly and efficiently sell your home or to find out more about how she can assist you, call (661) 441-3304 or contact her office online today.