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Selling Your Home? Start with a Good Cleaning!

Selling a home can be a challenging and tiring experience. Realtors and home staging experts recommend updating fixtures, arranging furniture to emphasize spaciousness and, for good measure, adding a pleasing aroma to greet prospective buyers. Those tips are helpful only if your home is clean.

As soon as a potential buyer enters your home, they are noticing every detail. They will notice soiled carpets, stained tiles in the bathrooms, and especially musty, moldy smells.
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Clean carpets are one of the biggest selling factors, since buyers equate the cleanliness of the carpet with the overall condition of the house. A professional cleaning uses powerful steam, which is much more effective than a do-it-yourself rental unit. Professional cleaning can eliminate the stale odors, allergens, and stains, while reviving the pile of the carpet. Other flooring surfaces, such as tile, wood, and stone, can also be revitalized with specialized cleaning.

Bathrooms are also one of the most scrutinized areas, especially if the tile and grout have been stained by mold or hard water scale. Grout is porous, so it holds onto dirt, grime and stains. Do-it-yourself products usually require repeated treatments and lots of elbow grease. A professional cleaning reaches deep enough to remove the discoloration and leaves the grout looking like new.

When it comes to draperies, they are often hung and then forgotten, accumulating dust and absorbing odors. Window treatments are a large investment, so having newly cleaned draperies in your home is another desirable selling point with prospective buyers. Steam-cleaned draperies look clean, fresh and crisp.

Another source of unpleasant odors in a home comes from the duct work. Allergens, mold, and dander are not only unpleasant, they can lead to serious health problems for those living in the home. While clean duct work isn’t something a buyer can see easily, they will be reassured that the home is clean and move-in ready.

If you are preparing your home to list with a Realtor in the greater Albuquerque area, call us today and we will help you get everything prepared.