Top Spring Cleaning Tips to Get Your House Sold


Synonymous with prime selling season, spring is the perfect time to freshen up your space in preparation for getting your house listed on the market. With this in mind, we rounded up the hottest spring cleaning tips that will not only transform your space into a swoon-worthy dwelling, but will also attract home buyers looking to purchase their next home before the following school year begins. Ready to embark on your spring cleaning journey? Here's our top spring cleaning tips to get your home sold.


Out of Sight, Out of Mind

First things first: declutter your home. No prospective buyer wants to step into a house filled with perceived junk. Go around the house to identify items that have been taking up precious space for months and years. Perhaps it's your collection of novels you've been meaning to read. Or clothes you've held onto for special occasions or “just in case” situations that never quite materialized. Once you figure out what needs to be donated or boxed up for storage, you'll breathe easier knowing you've created a perfect space for buyers to manifest their dream home.






Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean

Keep Your Windows Sparkling Clean

There's nothing like dirty windows, screens, and sills that signal “Don't look inside”. Tackle this moderately intense project by starting with the inside of your home. To clean the windows outside, hose them down and remove excess water by using a squeegee. As for cleaning solutions, there are plenty of eco-friendly products that will yield sparkling, streak-free results. More of a DIY person? Mix distilled white vinegar with water for the same results.




Get Your Floors Spick and Span

Chances are, you already sweep, dust, or vacuum your house every week to keep your floor looking and smelling fresh. Despite your best efforts, stubborn dirt, dust, and allergens get deeply embedded in your hardwood floor or carpet. This can leave behind a less-than-pleasant appearance and odor. Whether you live in a large compound or a smaller, cozier house, it's well worth the money to enlist the help of a professional floor cleaning service to ensure every square inch of your place looks and smells brand new. Want to maintain the freshness without added chemicals? Use an air purifier in lieu of air fresheners to eliminate funky smells.





Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Beautifying your outdoor space is just as important as cleaning the interior of your home. Take a mini-tour of your yard and garden; does your lawn need a proper cut? Are there any pesky weeds sprouting throughout your otherwise pristine yard? Take care of the landscaping duties yourself or hire a professional to tidy things up while you bask in the sun and sip on a refreshing glass of Arnold Palmer. If neither of these applies, enjoy a weekend of embellishing your garden with fresh flowers and lush plants conducive to thriving in your city. Or try adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door for a quick, inexpensive way to make the right impression. (Pro tip: Stick to neutral colors as they appeal to most home buyers.)



De-gutter and Mend Your Roof

After months of snow-ridden (or unseasonably warm) winter days, chances are your gutter and roof show some weather-induced wear and tear. Remove the collection of dead leaves and debris from the gutter to prevent any unwanted critters and insects from inhabiting the space and potentially clogging it. While you’re at it, inspect your roof for any holes, leaks, and other damages incurred during the previous season. Taking these steps will not only save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in costly repairs, but whoever is lucky enough to snag your abode will have a sturdy yet comfortable roof over their head.





Make Your A/C Unit Run Like a Breeze

With warmer weather ahead, make sure that your air conditioner is in tip-top shape. Not only will this prevent you from enduring sweltering heat once the temperatures rise but the next occupants will also appreciate the cool breeze that sweeps through the house. Start by changing the air filter regularly (the general rule is every 30 days) since that can be done easily by yourself. For more intense tasks such as cleaning air vents and ducts, hire an HVAC professional so they can access hard-to-reach areas in your house.


What do you think about our top spring cleaning tips? Our real estate professionals can give you a free evaluation of your home, so you can be ready for the summer selling season. Contact us today!

Published on 2022-05-18 11:34:11