Are you planning on selling your home? If yes, you need to make sure that it is spotlessly clean when touring starts. Yes, nowadays, people are more often looking for the future perfect home on the net, and based on what they see on virtual tours, they make a list of homes they like and want to see in real life. For that reason, your home should always be in excellent condition when it comes to cleanliness and tidiness, especially because it has to live up to the expectations caused by the virtually staged design on the net. To help you out, here are 7 ways to maintain that perfect condition of your home.
1. Landscape the garden and take care of the curb appeal
What leaves a good first impression? The very first thing the buyers are about to see when they arrive at your house – the exterior. Therefore, start from here. Make sure that everything in the garden part looks neatly taken care of, the plants, flowers and trees are looking live and healthy and there is no clutter all around it. Think of the patio as the path to the decision, so see that it is clean, attractive and inviting.
Add a garden table with a few chairs around it and create a homey feel about this part of the house. Let the potential buyer imagine having relaxed conversations with their family in the afternoon.
2. Clean the floors
Next, the buyer enters the house. What do they see? The floors. Are they clean or dirty? That depends on how often you mop the floors and whether you use rugs to wipe your shoes before entering the house. To keep the floors clean, make a simple rule: no shoes at the house and deep cleaning every week. You can mop the floors every day but make sure you go a little deeper at least once a week in order to disinfect and stay clever of germs and unpleasant smell.
3. Keep the living room clutter-free
The first room to be seen is usually the living room. It is the most popular room to stage as well because every potential buyer wants to see the room they will be spending most of their time in. So, the easiest way to keep the living room clutter-free is to make sure everything is in its place all the time. For example,the remote should have its own place on the coffee table, blankets and cushions are folded and in order and the toys are all in their boxes. Don’t leave any food or drinks overnight in the living room because you will need a whole day to get rid of the smell.
4. Let the master bedroom speak volumes
Even though the bedroom is kind of an intimate place, where you don’t ever invite people to see it, when you are planning to sell your home you have got to give up that right. The potential buyer will be very curious about this room because, according to some research, the bedroom takes second place in popularity when it comes to interest in the rooms of a house that is listed. Because of that, make sure you use some tricks and home staging ideas to make the bedroom interesting, neutral and comfortable.
5. Go with the basics in the bathroom
The bathroom should probably be the cleanest place of the whole house just because by using it it can become the dirtiest room. To stay away from eventual appalling looks, get rid of everything except for the basic elements. Make sure that the bin is always empty and there is an air refresher on. What the potential buyers want to see in the bathroom is how big it is and what is the arrangement of the bathroom elements.