A home sale is a long and stressful process. One big thing that you’re going to need to be concerned with is the presentation of your home. While you can feasibly clean it yourself, it’s probably best to use professional cleaners in the long run.
Prepare for an Open House
When your home is listed for sale, people are going to be coming through and looking at it in person. You won’t be able to manipulate their perception of your home like you might be able to, say, with edited photography. You’re going to want to have it in pristine condition. There are several elements that go into that beyond cleaning – from decluttering to personalizing the space. But good, solid, professional cleaning is an absolute must. A professional cleaning crew will have the manpower and experience to get those nooks and crannies that can be easy to miss when you clean alone.
Make Your Home Look Good for Photos
Everyone should deep clean their home before taking photos for a listing. While you can doctor photos afterward to make your home look better, it’s probably not worth it to do anything beyond some color correction. The effort that is put into photoshop could instead just be put into cleaning itself – which will soon need to be done anyway for the open house. It’s best to just bite the bullet and have all of the preparation done before the photos are posted. Subtle differences in the quality of the cleaning will be visible to observant onlookers in high-quality and professional photos. The attention to detail that you can expect from a cleaning crew will make a noticeable difference, even if just on a more unconscious level.
This process is long and annoying – especially for those who haven’t sold many homes before. You need to worry about finding a customer, getting the right price, getting the right agent, finding a new home, and you probably also need to think about moving your family. Any possible way that you can lessen some of the mental and physical duress is welcome. While hiring anybody will always cost you a little bit extra (movers, photographers, agents, etc.) professional cleaners will be one of those that you will not regret.
You need to balance your finances with what is viable for you. For some, cleaning just isn’t something they have the time or energy for. Let the people who specialize in this area help you out. The quality of the result will be well worth the fee.