Seller Tips Cleaning

Dated: 09/01/2015

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My grandmother’s idea of clean and mine are totally different. Don’t get me wrong, I like a clean house and mine is usually clean to the casual observer but I know that it would not pass my grandmother’s white glove test.

When selling your house it is essential to thoroughly clean your house. In the past I have had buyer squirm at the stray dead bug, shutter at dirty bases boards and point out the dirty fans in the house. Many people get a bad feeling about a house that’s dirty and often wonder if the house was well maintained. When showing a house I want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in the home which is often difficult when there is dog hair in every corner and the windows are filthy.

Fortunately there are products on the market that help cleaning your home a breeze. My favorite one is the Magic Eraser. If you have not tried one of these little sponges you are missing something. They take away fingerprints on doors and trim like a charm and little scuff marks on the wall, no problem. They make specially formulated sponges for bathrooms and ones for heavy duty cleaning too that work like magic.

Windex Outdoor Window Cleaning pads are great for getting the outdoor windows clean. The sponges are attached to a long handle for scrubbing the windows then rinse with a garden hose. Quick and easy and it will only take a fraction of your Saturday morning.

There are several brushes that will clean your ceiling fans and some vacuums have attachments that will make this task easier to do, don’t forget the cob webs in the corners while you are at it.

Clean and polish hardwood floors. Tile can be steam cleaned by a local carpet cleaner to make the tile and grout look new again. Make sure to have them clean and deodorize the carpets, especially if you have pets.

Not into cleaning? Hire Merry Maids or another local cleaning service. Most will do a deep clean for you for a fee, some will even do the windows. The money you spend cleaning your house will be well worth the reward for a quicker sale.

For more seller tips and advice contact Judy Griffin with the Griffin Group in Niceville Florida. She can be reached at 850-685-8595 or

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