I’m not good at selling a house. There are a lot of reasons, but suffice to say that most issues revolve around cleaning this darn house.
It’s only been a month. I know that it’s not personal.
But I just wanted the first person who came through to fall in love and make us a full-asking-price offer. That didn’t happen. Instead, we have had a LOT of showings over the past month, two second showings, and zero offers.
It’s been really disappointing, but I know that it’s normal for this kind of thing to take time.
But, I have managed to whittle down the time it takes – so I can clean everything in less than an hour. I think that’s pretty good to keep a clean home!
In addition to our everyday tasks, we do the following before each showing:
- Wipe all counters and sinks.
- Spray cleaner on bathroom toilet and tub. Wipe down.
- Clear all countertops.
- Put away all toys.
- Quick dust and windows. (Basically just walk around looking for any noticeable dust or streaks on surfaces or electronics.)
- Dry and wet mop floors.
- Turn on a scented wax warmer for a good smell when someone walks in.
Truthfully, our house has never been this clean.
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