When you’re selling a home in Scottsdale, your Realtor® will probably advise you to have it professionally cleaned before you even list it. But after the professional top-to-bottom cleaner comes, even if you use a weekly cleaning service, there are still maintenance tasks you have to handle when buyers are coming.
Check out these seven daily cleaning tips to use when you’re selling your home in Scottsdale.
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7 Daily Cleaning Tips to Use When You’re Selling Your Home in Scottsdale
Every day, even if you don’t have any showings scheduled, run through these tasks:
- Wipe down kitchen surfaces
- Wipe down bathroom surfaces
- Use tub and tile spray in showers
- Put dishes directly into the dishwasher
- Shake out welcome mats to prevent more dirt from coming in
- Vacuum or sweep each room
- Dust everything
Pro tip: If you get yourself into a routine, whether it’s before you leave for work or before you retire for the night, your house will stay in good shape.
Cleaning Tip #1: Wipe down kitchen surfaces.
Use antibacterial cleaning wipes to clean off your kitchen surfaces. Don’t forget the:
o Counter tops
o Front of dishwasher and stove
o Refrigerator surface (if you have a stainless steel fridge, check out these wipes – we love them)
One of the big selling points in a home is its kitchen, so this is one area where you absolutely can’t skimp.
Cleaning Tip #2: Wipe down bathroom surfaces.
Using antibacterial cleaning wipes in the bathroom helps keep it sparkling and ensures that it smells fresh. Hit every surface while you’re in there, including the mirrors.
Cleaning Tip #3: Use tub and tile spray in showers.
Pick a tub and tile spray that you can apply after a shower that works without rinsing. If you apply it each time, you won’t have to wipe away spots.
Cleaning Tip #4: Put dishes directly into the dishwasher.
As soon as you finish with a dish, rinse it and put it directly into the dishwasher. Try to avoid leaving pans to soak, too – they can pile up quickly and cost you valuable time when buyers are coming to check out your home.
Of course, you can also keep your sink clean by dining out instead of cooking at home. Check out:
Cleaning Tip #5: Shake out welcome mats to prevent more dirt from coming in.
Make sure you shake out your welcome mats outdoors to prevent anyone from tracking in more dirt that you’ll have to vacuum or sweep each day.
Cleaning Tip #6: Vacuum or sweep each room.
Run through the house and vacuum or sweep each room you used the previous day. You can probably skip unused rooms, though.
Cleaning Tip #7: Dust everything.
Dust accumulates quickly here, and if you skip a day, it’ll become noticeable. Invest in an extendable duster and carry it with you to each room so you can run through before you do whatever you were planning to do in there.
Are You Selling a Home in Scottsdale?
When you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, you need to work with a Realtor® who has experience in the market – not just any agent has what it takes to market to high-income buyers.
Start by finding out how much your home is worth. Then, schedule an appointment with one of our luxury real estate specialists. We’ll talk to you about how we’ll aggressively market your home using all the right tools – including 3D virtual tours, high-resolution photography and more – so we can attract all the right buyers.
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