There’s no excuse for having a dirty home during your home inspections. Cleaning is relatively easy and inexpensive and once you’ve done the initial spring clean and declutter, it should be easy to maintain. It’s important to ensure the windows are washed, you’ve dusted every nook and cranny (including the skirting boards, window sills, window dressings, light switches and the tops of furniture), the walls are clean and free of marks where possible, the oven and fridge are sparkling clean and your home is cobweb free. If you can afford it, have your home and carpets professionally cleaned in the lead-up. It goes without saying that your bathroom and kitchen need to immaculately clean and free of mould and clutter – after all, do you really want potential buyers knowing which brand of shampoo you prefer?
Open for inspection
The big day has arrived and it’s your first home open. You’ve done all the hard work and now it’s up to the real estate agent to work their magic. But there’s just a few more things to remember before you welcome in all those potential buyers. Indoor plants and soft furnishings can add a sense of comfort. If possible, walk your dog or relocate your pets for the duration of the home open. Don’t forget to put those final bits of clutter away, empty the bins, give the floors and countertops a final clean, open the windows, turn on the lights and plump up those cushions.