Cleaning Tips When Selling Your Home

OMAHA, NEBRASKA | Friday, September 09, 2005

Merry Maids Offers Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

A clean, orderly house can make your home sell faster. Here are tips from the experts at Merry Maids that won't cost a lot but can make a big difference in the appearance of your home. It is amazing how just a little attention to detail will add that special appeal that buyers are looking for! Floor them. Clean the floors and the carpets. Eighty percent of the attractiveness of a house is on the floor. Who wants to buy a house with stained carpet, linoleum floors with wax build-up or scratched hardwood floors? Clean your carpet with a steam cleaner, shampoo, bonnet cleaning, foam cleaning or a dry, absorbent compound cleaner. Merry Maids recommends cleaning most linoleum and wood floors with Murphy Oil Soap. Dazzle them with details. Don't just cross your fingers that potential buyers will look beyond your less-than-thorough cleaning job. Clear away clutter from every room, including closets and storage rooms. Clean every appliance, every door and all baseboards and cornices. Remove cobwebs in ceiling corners with a damp towel at the end of a broom. Bust the grime out of grout. If you have old grout, clean it with a wax stripper or heavy-duty cleaner plus a grout brush. You may need to use a bleaching cleanser on tough spots. Once you have the grout as clean as you can get it, rinse it well. Once it's good and dry, apply a coat of masonry sealer so that it won't absorb dirt in the future. Keep it up! Maintain the new and improved interior and exterior of your home until you successfully sell. It's hard, but it's necessary. If you're having trouble maintaining the new, clean look, call Merry Maids, the largest and most trusted home cleaning provider in the nation, for occasional visits. Remember, costly home improvements do not necessarily offer a good return on your investment when you sell. It's attention to the basics-anything that says "this home has been carefully maintained"-that will help you get the price you want.

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