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Monday, September 09, 2013

Home Buyer Tips - How clean is clean?

One of the final steps in the closing process in the "final walk through."  [What is a final walk through?]

Not only does the buyer expect the property to be in the same condition it was in when the contract was executed (all appliances present, etc.), buyers expect it to be clean.

Although I have never had a deal "go south" because of cleanliness,  experience has shown me buyers and sellers don't always have the same idea of clean.

So, how clean is clean?  Is there a standard short of floors you can eat off?

The "standard" I have always heard of has been referred to as "broom clean."   Basically contents gone, floors clear and swept.

I am of the opinion that no house will ever be clean enough for any buyer.

In my opinion it all comes down to courtesy.  Do unto others...simple.  Not always! 

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