Why You Should Hire Professional Cleaners When Selling Your Home

by Mark - October 22, 2018

When it comes to selling your home, there’s so much that you need to do. And if you’re trying to buy a house at the same time then you have twice as much work with twice as many decisions to make. And though your real-estate agent will take a lot of the weight off your shoulders, you still have a tonne to do. This includes getting your home ready for potential buyers.

Whether it’s a private showing or an open house, potential buyers are going to be exploring your home and making decisions based on how it looks. That’s why we recommend a professional cleaning service when selling your home.

Buyers Want A Home That Looks Well Maintained

Everyone has a different idea of what clean is, and they’re never the same. You may not mind a little dust or a few dishes in the sink. However a potential buyer may notice and expect every surface to be gleaming. It’s impossible to know exactly what your buyers will want, what we do know is there are many benefits to hiring professional cleaners when trying to sell your home.

The better your home looks the more it will impress potential buyers. This means that when a buyer walks up to your house they have to be presented with a clean-looking home, inside and out. Ideally it should look like a brand new, freshly built home. Even an older home should look and smell great to make that first impression.

No one wants to walk into a home and see your mess. If it’s messy, or dusty, or grimy, that’s pretty much the only thing they’ll see and remember. Even if you aren’t very messy why risk losing a potential buyer?

I Can Just Clean My Entire Home Myself

Yes…. this is technically true. However, it can be very hard to attain the level of clean needed all on your own.  We don’t really see our homes the same way a stranger will see it so you will inevitably miss important areas. No matter how much time you spend cleaning, there’s always things you will miss. Did you get all the cobwebs? Did you scrub the grout in the showers? Did you find the source of that musty smell in the basement? Did you steam clean the carpets?  Did you maximize the light that can get in through clean windows? These are the little details that matter.

Buyers are going to be seeing your house with fresh eyes, and will pick up on the little things that you no longer notice. A dingy kitchen or bathroom is the biggest turn off for a potential buyer.

And do you really have the time or energy? A thorough detailed house cleaning can easily take 10-14 person hours to complete.  That’s for a team of professional cleaners who have all the specialized products and tools and knowledge to get the job done right.

Professionals have experience with the kind of cleaning you need and will be extra thorough and make your home look as fresh and new as possible. We use high-quality, eco-friendly products and supply the equipment to get the best clean. We’ll even get the nooks and crannies of your home that you didn’t know you had.

Free Up Your Time and Energy To Do Other Things

Cleaning is hard, back-breaking work and trying to do it yourself takes what feels like forever. Spending all that time cleaning means losing days of fun family activities, catching up on your favourite things to do, or if you’re also a buyer, visiting prospective houses. And shouldn’t you be packing and decluttering your home some more?

Hiring professional cleaners will prove well worth the investment when you are able to take those hours and that energy back.

It’s Convenient

Above everything else, hiring MAIDCheer Cleaning Services to help sell your house in London, Ontario and the surrounding areas (St, Thomas, Lambeth, Komoka, etc) is convenient with flexible scheduling and services that can be tailored to your needs. You can book a cleaning online in less than 60 seconds. And after the deep clean if you realize that you’re home may be on the market for several weeks, you can set up regular appointments with any cleaning services you need.

Having a regular cleaning schedule while your home is on the market will make sure that no matter when buyers are scheduled to arrive, you’ll be prepared.  

Satisfy The Buyer And Save Your Money

Getting your home to look good can help you get an interested buyer, and keeping it tidy for subsequent showings mean they never get to see your mess. This means they have one less argument to make as to why they should get a discounted purchase price. And that can end up being *much* more than the cost of hiring professional cleaners.

That’s why we recommend them not only for when you’re showcasing your home, but for when you’re in the process of closing a deal. This will give the buyer extra assurance, and save you money. Hiring a professional home cleaning service will not only boost the number and value of offers you receive for a house but it will help differentiate you from the competition.



Need a real estate agent? Edward Placzek, REMAX Centre City Realty Inc., broker knows London, ON better than anyone as he has been working on the real estate market for more than 40 years. Contact him to find your dream home or to sell one! Edward Placzek is an expert negotiator offering friendly dependable service, so you can sell smart and buy smart.