4 bed / 2.5 bath / 2 car
This is a story of buy the worst home on the street, relocate it and build a new one. While Team Swift doesn’t build houses, we still work with builders to get a great result when it comes to selling a house.
The goal was to sell the home quickly.
This builder understands the importance of clean and tidy, so the home had a four-stage clean. It is the only way to keep your tradespeople happy and keep them tidy on the worksite. This keeps the bank happy and lets them make progress payments without delay, making the builder happy and keeping them on schedule. Ultimately, this means the owner gets their home when it was promised, without delays.
This home was built on schedule and sold in record time, with a great profit for the owner.
When it comes to how to sell your house, Team Swift knows preparation is key. Cleaning is more important than you think when you decide it’s time to sell my house.
Home staging and putting the fine touches on a home is great but if your house isn’t clean to start with, you will delay the sale and attract the wrong buyer.
Having a clean construction site means you can find defects quickly and fix them before the building inspector arrives. It also helps keep a project on schedule and keeps other tradies accountable for their own mess. Always allow cleaning in your budget to keep things on track.
What is a four stage clean:
- Wet area clean (bathrooms and kitchen). Tiles are in but mirrors and glass aren’t. Great to get done before silicone work too.
- Initial builders clean to remove 90 percent of the builder’s dust created throughout the build.
- Final builders clean to remove the 10 percent of the builder’s dust created after reworks are completed.
- Sparkle-up clean, to give the home a quick polish before you give the keys to the homeowner.
If you are a builder who takes pride in your work, then show it off. Stand out from the crowd. Aim for the high-end market and capture it with your reputation of finishing your builds on time, every time.
Remember, an owner has to live in the home and if they are still finding dust 12 months later, then it is the builder who gets the bad reputation not the cleaner. Use a cleaning company that knows where the dust hides and what activities reveal the dust six to 12 months later.
Having the right cleaning company come in at the right stages of the build makes a big difference and you will be surprised how many more referrals you will get even after 12 months.
*Photos supplied by Ray White