Step 6 to Selling Your Home: Deep Clean

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Step 6 to Selling Your Northern Virginia Home - Deep clean

Northern Virginia real estate market is competitive. One of the small steps you can take to increase your chances of a speedy sale for top dollar is clean your home.

We want your home cleaner than clean when it comes on the market because we know a clean house impresses home buyers. It is recommended that you hire a professional cleaning service, as it’s easy to overlook details when you live in the space. deep clean

Deep cleaning should take place as close to the day of photography as is possible.  We want your home sparkling inside and out for photos, this should take place after all repairs and staging have been completed.

Checklist for a Deep Clean

  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum Carpets and Drapes
  • Shampoo rugs and carpets
  • Sweep and Mop all tile and wood flooring
  • Dust thoroughly
  • Clean Baseboards
  • Clean shower doors, shower curtains, grout between tiles
  • Wipe walls
  • Remove water spots from faucets

We are happy to recommend one of our trusted house cleaners to assist you, after the photos are taken, do your best to maintain the cleanliness of your home for showings.

Questions? Please give us a call at 703-539-2053 or email us at [email protected].



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Step 1: Hire a Realtor

Step 2: You’ve Hired Your Realtor. What’s next?

Step 3: Declutter and Stage!

Step 4: Conduct a Pre-Listing Inspection

Step 5: Repairs

Step 6: Deep Clean

Step 7: Professional Photography

Step 8: We’ll Pre-Market Your Home

Step 9: We’re live on MLS, now what?

Step 10: Putting your home listing on 3rd party sites (Zillow,, Trulia, etc.)

Step 11: Time for Showings

Step 12: Week One on the Market

Step 13: You’ve got your first offer!

Step 14: We couldn’t come to agreeable terms with the buyer. What now?

Step 15: Offer was accepted! Congrats!

Step 16: The Home Inspection Period

Step 17: Financing and Appraisal Contingency Period

Step 18: Select a Title Company

Step 19: Scheduling closing date

Step 20: Hire Movers, Start packing!

Step 21: Utilities Transfer

Step 22: Home Owner’s Insurance Cancelation

Step 23: Hire a Cleaning Service

Step 24: Buyer’s Mortgage Approval

Step 25: Final Walkthrough

Step 26: It’s Closing Time!

Step 27: Review Us

Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author: The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my 20+ step process to selling your home. Or contact me now to start the home selling process. Same day appointments are available on a case by case basis.

Your Alexandria, VA Realtor, Abraham Walker, helps people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.