Whidbey Island May 30, 2024

Spring cleaning Oak Harbor

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Cleaning your home up in the spring is essential especially if you’re thinking of selling your home.  House Clean in the Spring is especially important if you’re trying to sell your home.

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7 Best Things to Do Home Sellers Guide

Spring cleaning isn’t just a tradition; it’s an opportunity to make your home sparkle, especially for those preparing to sell their homes in Oak Harbor. 

This picturesque community on Whidbey Island attracts buyers seeking cleanliness and curb appeal, ocean views, and natural beauty. 

If you’re planning to list your home this season, here are seven top tips to ensure your house shines, making it irresistible to potential buyers!

 

1. Deep Clean the Windows and Treatments

Our first tip. Spring is the perfect time for natural light to flood your home. And Windows look amazing when they are cleaned up from the winter rain. Wash both inside and outside your windows for a sparkling first impression.   Imagine potential buyers gazing out at the pristine beauty of Oak Harbour through crystal-clear windows.  You’ll know they’ll be thinking “I can picture myself here.” Don’t forget to dust or clean your blinds, and wash or dry clean your draperies for a complete refresh. It will make the whole house feel anew.

2. Refresh the Walls and Baseboards

Spring cleaning isn’t just about floors, walls get dirty over time with smudges you might not even see.  To tackle this, grab a gentle cleaner or a damp microfiber cloth and give them a good wash. Don’t forget those often-missed areas around light switches and door frames.  A quick touch-up on the baseboards will also make a surprisingly big difference in how fresh your entire home feels. 

3. Revitalize Your Flooring

To make the best impression on potential buyers, you want your floors sparkling. Whether you have hardwood, carpet, or tile, we recommend a deep clean.  Hardwood floors will shine with fresh polish, and don’t forget to scrub that tile grout – sparkling floors make any room feel more inviting. Plus, with our often rainy climate in Oak Harbour, removing any mud or moisture will be a welcome sight for potential buyers. 

4. Declutter and Organise

Show your home’s true potential by decluttering. Potential buyers can often get overwhelmed by clutter, making it hard for them to see the true potential in a space or room.  We suggest dedicating some time to decluttering each room and paying special attention to countertops, bookshelves, and closets. By creating organized spaces, your home will feel larger and more inviting – a major advantage during showings! 

5. Focus on the Bathrooms

Bathrooms should be spotless to impress buyers. You can do this by scrubbing toilets, bathtubs, and sinks until they shine. Replacing moldy grout and wiping away any water spots on the mirrors. To create a more inviting atmosphere and really stand out, add a fresh set of towels and a new shower curtain. 

6. Pay Attention to Home Scents

Odors can make or break a sale by turning buyers away, so eliminate and neutralize any lingering pet or cooking smells with a deep clean.  Subtle scents like citrus or lavender can add a touch of freshness without being overwhelming. 

7. Enhance Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are crucial, make the most of them. You can do this by mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and cleaning out old flower beds. Planting colorful spring flowers adds a touch of charm and makes your property even more inviting to potential buyers.

Spring Cleaning - BHG Craig Mckenzie

Final Thoughts

A spring cleaning can work wonders when selling your Oak Harbour home. It creates a strong first impression for potential buyers and will make your home stand out. By following these seven steps, your house won’t just shine, it will grab attention in the competitive real estate market. 

For more expert guidance on selling your Oak Harbour property, contact BHG McKenzie Realty. We are here to help you every step of the way. 

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