The Havasu real estate market favors sellers right now. And that does not look like it will change anytime soon. Even so, your real estate in Lake Havasu will not sell itself. You need to put some elbow grease into it. House cleaning should be included on your list of chores to tackle before you list. In fact, it should be done before you even take marketing photos. Why? Because dirt shows up in those photos. And buyers do not pay top dollar for dirty houses.
Preparing Your Home to Sell: House Cleaning
Bathrooms – House cleaning chores in the bathrooms of your real estate in Lake Havasu include thoroughly scrubbing the tub, shower, toilet, and sink. Clean off the countertops. Wipe down the mirrors. Clean any dust/soap scum off the faucets, shower head, and soap dispenser. Wash fabric shower curtains, linens, and bath mats. Consider buying a completely new liner if necessary. Mop the floors.
Kitchen – They say that kitchens help sell real estate in Lake Havasu. Therefore, spend some extra time and elbow grease with the house cleaning here. Wipe down the inside and outside of your appliances (refrigerator, oven, stovetop, microwave, and dishwasher). Clean the grease off the vent hood, cabinets, and countertops. Make sure you clean and put away your dishes daily. (No leaving them in the dishwasher). Sweep and mop the floors as often as needed. Finally, clean out the refrigerator. Yes, buyers open up the fridge, too.
Everywhere – It is good practice to wipe down all the walls in your real estate in Lake Havasu. You would be surprised at how much dirt and grime build up there over time. Another good rule of house cleaning is to clean the windows both inside and out. Don’t forget to dust and clean the air vents, electrical switches, and baseboards. Vacuum all rugs and carpet. Spot clean where needed. Clean the fireplace inside and out. Dust all bookshelves, blinds, doorknobs, cabinet pulls, furniture, and fake plants. Change the air filter the very first time you perform a deep clean and every month thereafter. Put laundry away as soon as you pull it from the dryer. Never leave laundry unattended in the machines. Always empty the trash before a showing. Wash out the trash bin with warm, soapy water at least once a week. Make sure you pick up all dog droppings and empty the kitty litter box on a daily basis.
House cleaning chores continue outdoors at your real estate in Lake Havasu, too. Clean up any cobwebs. Clear the gutters of debris. Sweep your patio, deck, front entrance, and sidewalks. Clean your welcome mat or buy a new one. Then, give everything a good pressure washing, including the driveway, walkways, patios, lawn furniture, and poolside. After that, you will be ready to take pictures and list your property on the Havasu real estate market.
Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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