The most important step you can take to help sell your home is cleaning it from top to bottom. According to a recent survey of 500 real estate agents by Homegain, a good cleaning pays off big time. Agents said $400 spent on cleaning is likely to return an extra $2000 at closing. Here are a few areas to pay special attention to:

  • Windows, inside and out
  • Stovetop and oven
  • Bathroom
  • Carpets
  • Corners and ceiling fans
  • Baseboards

In general, keep every surface sparkly clean and decluttered. Whether you do it yourself or hire a maid service, making the effort to a squeaky clean home to potential buyers is a good investment.