Preparing your home to put on the market is stressful enough, so is it really necessary to deep clean? The simple answer is yes. As buyers make their initial walk through, they are often looking at every nook and cranny. When you haven’t taken the time to deep clean, often the messy areas can be a distraction for potential buyers, robbing attention from some of your home’s greatest assets. A cleaning tip that is often overlooked is cleaning chair rail, crown molding, door framing, and base boards. These areas are often bright white, making them more obvious if they are dirty. Wiping down these base boards provides a fresh clean perspective for the buyer. Take a look at the photos below. See how the baseboards can be a distraction in the picture on the left?
Savvy Staging provides several handouts during our initial walk through, one of them is our list of suggested products. For wiping down walls, we suggest Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Multi Surface cleaner (I love their lime scent) or a Norwex cloth. Another area that often distracts buyers is stained carpet. If you don’t plan to replace the carpet, take the step to have it professionally cleaned. It can improve, the look, texture, and scent of your carpet, making it a worthwhile endeavor. Savvy Staging also provides a list of trusted professionals to help you make sure your carpet cleaning is done hassle free. We’re with you every step of the staging process. If you or someone you know is preparing to sell your home, contact Savvy Staging design consultants today. Savvy Staging, where we stage your space to sell.