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If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 


Sweep Up


It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 


The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 


Make The Beds


Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       


Clear The Clutter Out


Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 


Vacuum The Rugs


Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 


Turn On The Lights


When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      


 


This Condo in Berkley, MA recently sold for $380,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - United Real Estate Boston Metro South - West.


49 N Main St, Berkley, MA 02779

Condo

$384,222
Price
$380,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths




Cleaning your home can always seem like an ever daunting task, but it truly doesn’t have to be. If you spend the time to keep up with your home in small chunks and keep your cleaning routine organized, cleaning can be a breeze. Take a peek at the tips laid out below to discover how to make cleaning an easy task around your home. 


Keep All The Tools You Need In One Place


It’s a good idea to keep everything that you’ll need to clean your home within one place. Use a bucket or caddy to help you tote your essentials around the house. This way, it will be easier to bring your cleaning supplies with you from room to room. You could even keep a cleaning tote on each level of your home for an even smoother cleaning process. 


Skip The Small Stuff

If you take out time during every cleaning to dust small collections and care for them, you’re wasting your time. Small knick-knacks and other hidden details of the home can stand to be dusted about once a month. 


Have A Storage System


It’s much easier to clean your house if you have a storage system. Having an organizational system in place means that everything has a place. Be sure you have shelving, cubbies, racks, and everything else you’ll need to help your family put everything away as they use it. Keeping things neat and organized is half the battle when it comes to keeping your home clean.     


Use Your Vacuum Wisely


You have a vacuum to make cleaning easier, so use it! Get an extension cord to make every area of the house easy to reach. Although a broom or dust mop can sometimes be helpful in the cleaning process, a vacuum makes it much easier to get every piece of dirt and dust up off of the floors.  


Have A Plan


Beginning to clean your home without any rhyme or reason can be a recipe for disaster. If you only have time to do one room on one day, keep your cleaning schedule short but consistent. This way, the entire house will get done, but you won’t be overwhelmed. Focusing on one room at a time can help you to make your home shine. 


Use The Cleaning Supplies That Will Be A Help To You


There are many more things you can use in your home than conventional cleaning supplies. Use whatever works for you. Everything from vinegar to toothbrushes is fair game to use for your cleaning supplies.      






This Single-Family in Seekonk, MA recently sold for $425,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - United Real Estate Boston Metro South - West.


385 Jacob St, Seekonk, MA 02771

Single-Family

$445,000
Price
$425,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
This is the home you have been waiting for, this Antique Colonial offers all the charm of it's era with all the modern upgrades. The recently renovated open concept kitchen offer professional grade appliances, new cabinets and counter tops, updated lighting and opens to a sitting "keeping" room and dining area big enough for large family gatherings. The first floor also offer an updated full bath, beautiful living room and the first of four bedroom (currently used as an office). The second floor offers a master suite with a full bath recently updated to include an impressive soaking tub, double vanities, and walk in shower as well as two additional large bedrooms and one small room that is currently used as a master closet and walk up attic When you add the stunning outdoor space, beautiful porch and professionally designed gardens a two car garage and a beautiful country setting what more could you ask for?

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This Single-Family in Brockton, MA recently sold for $332,500. This Front to Back Split style home was sold by Mary O'Brien - United Real Estate Boston Metro South - West.


9 Thomas Cir, Brockton, MA 02302

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$332,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Your search for the perfect home stops here! This amazing well kept three bed one bath home located on a Cul de Sac has it all! The first floor offers a well appointed eat in kitchen that opens nicely to a stunning fireplaced living room,offering great space for entertaining, on the second floor you have a master, two additional bedrooms, and a freshly updated full bath. In the basement you will find a perfectly finished family room with new Pergo flooring and a separate laundry/utility/ storage space with a walk out. If that is not enough when you step outside you have a brand new deck, that opens to a fully fenced in, well manicured backyard with a newer Reeds Ferry shed.This home offers a newer roof, windows, and doors as well. This home truly has it all!

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