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Tips for Real Estate Agents to Keep Home Tours Clean

real estate agent in Raleigh, NC

If you’re in the market for a new home, are you going to be interested in a home that’s cluttered or are you going to be more drawn to a home that is clean and clutter-free? I think we all know that the clutter-free home would win hands down. 

Real estate agents can help their clients get their homes in pristine shape by encouraging them to have the house as clean and welcoming as possible. For some, this may mean looking into a dumpster rental and maybe for others, it could mean getting some small jobs done around the house. Whichever category your client may fall into, there are things you can do to help turn that for-sale sign into a sold sign. We’re going to take a look at how a dumpster rental and scrap metal recycling can help the process, as well as some other helpful tips.

Preparing Homes for a Real Estate Showing

If you’re a real estate agent, you want your client to sell their home as quickly as possible. It’s the most beneficial thing for everyone involved. For this to happen, the home has to look inviting so that someone could picture themselves living there and want to live there. 

You can help your clients get their homes ready and keep home tours clean by offering them these tips:

1. Declutter!

This is perhaps the most important thing that needs to happen before any potential buyers look at a home. No one is going to envision themselves living in a home that has junk everywhere. Before you schedule any showings, encourage your client to deep clean their home and get rid of anything they don’t need. 

If they have bulky items that won’t fit in with regular trash, encourage them to look into a dumpster rental. At Wall Recycling, we offer dumpster rentals in a variety of sizes for every job. The dumpster can be delivered when they need it and conveniently picked up when they’re done. 

2. Clean the Closets

If you think people don’t open the closets when they’re looking at a home, think again. People look at every nook and cranny. If they open a closet and boxes start falling or clothes are on the floor, it’s going to be a turnoff. Encourage homeowners to clean their closets or at least tidy them up so that nothing is going to fall out. Anything they no longer want can be thrown in a dumpster or donated to a worthy cause.

3. Deep Clean the Home

Once all of the unnecessary items are out of the house, it’s time to get rid of any dirt and grime. This means scrubbing floors, bathrooms, counters, and everything else in the home. If the owner doesn’t have the time or doesn’t want to do it all themselves, encourage them to hire a cleaning service for one deep clean. That should be all that’s needed as they prepare to sell their home. Once the deep clean is done, they should be able to keep it tidy until the home is sold.

4. Take Care of Any Small Projects

Loose door handles, paint touch-ups, and any small DIY projects around the house should be done before any home tours. If the home projects result in any leftover scrap metal, be sure to recycle it and remove it from the home. You don’t want anything lying around that could pose a danger to people walking inside your home. Plus, you can make a few dollars with scrap metal recycling at Wall Recycling. We offer the best prices per pound for discarded materials.

5. Open Blinds and Shades

Letting natural light inside a home will make everything look better. It makes the home look brighter, cleaner, and more inviting. Encourage homeowners to do this and possibly open windows if the weather allows. Getting a fresh, crisp breeze can also make the house feel welcoming.

6. Set the Temperature at a Comfortable Setting

Be sure to have the temperature at a comfortable setting so potential buyers are not freezing or sweating. You want them to feel like they could see themselves living in the home. If they’re too hot or too cold, they’re going to be focusing on that rather than what the house has to offer.

Let Wall Recycling Help with Your Home Tours

If you or your client need to rent a dumpster to get a home ready to be sold, you can count on Wall Recycling for the best dumpster rental prices in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Wilson, and surrounding areas. We can also take any scrap metal off your hands so that nothing dangerous is lying around the home. Call us today at (919) 582-7777 or contact us online for more information.

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