If you’re a realtor, a project manager for a home builder, or a general contractor handling new construction and additions, you likely need a cleaning service at your beck-and-call to get the home ready to deliver to the customer.
“Progress makes mess” is an adage in the homebuilding industry. While the builders and their subcontractors make the progress (and the mess), a good cleaning service, such as Bee Maids, can swoop in and make the mess disappear. The customer will be able to enjoy the “Wow!” moment you want them to have when they see their new home or addition for the first time.
Progress Makes Mess
New construction creates an incredible amount of dirt and debris. Sanding the drywall to get a smooth surface for painting creates very fine dust particles. Construction workers tramp across the new floors and carpets. Even if you have put down brown paper pathways, the mess inevitably makes its way inside. Windows and doors may have come off the truck with a layer of dirt and fingerprints on the glass, or they may have accumulated a lot of grime while waiting to be installed. New cabinets get a layer of sawdust during installation.
Counters in kitchens and baths get filthy when workers are installing lighting and other fixtures around them. Bathtubs are never clean immediately after installation, and there is often grout dust and tiler footprints in the tub.
Face it. There’s a lot to clean to make a new home look new.
A Properly Prepped Home Will Have a Smaller Punch List
When your client sees their new home or addition for the first time, you want them to be excited and impressed. You want faucets to be sparkling, floors to be shining, and windows to be gleaming. You even want it to smell clean and new. Your client should be able to feel and see and smell the newness of their home: no dustiness, no smears or streaks, no weird smells.
Presenting a client with a sparkling new home or addition makes them feel confident in your level of care and precision. They will be likely to see your workmanship in a positive light.
But if you don’t opt for a thorough cleaning, and they find something that is dirty or unsanitary, they will feel disappointed and frustrated. The client expected new, after all. They may cast a critical eye on every facet of the construction.
The client who finds spots on the faucets or fingerprints on the windows may lose trust in the real estate agent or builder. They could question your professionalism and attention to detail and wonder what other surprises they will find. They will be primed to be critical and to notice every nail pop, awkward seam, or caulk bubble, asking for them to be addressed before closing or added to a punch-list as a condition of sale.
To avoid the extra-critical customer, make sure the new home has a thorough post-construction cleaning by a qualified professional. A cleaning service is a valuable partner for builders and real estate agents and will help make both you and the home you are selling shine.
What Does a Post Construction Cleaning Service Include?
A new home’s cleaning needs will vary based on the construction process, the materials used, the care taken by contractors, and the weather. But here are the general tasks that we perform in a proper post-construction cleaning:
- Vacuuming drywall and construction dust with a heavy-duty vacuum
- Cleaning all lights and bulbs
- Cleaning interior windows
- Cleaning cabinets (inside and out)
- Dusting air vents, intakes, fan blades, diffusers
- Wiping down baseboards, other moldings, and window sills
- Wiping down appliances
- Mopping floors with appropriate cleaning solutions.
- Wiping down counters, sinks, and all surfaces
- Cleaning toilets, tubs, and sinks
- Polishing faucets and fixtures
- Spot cleaning walls
- Vacuuming or shampooing carpets
Realtors: Partner with a Professional Cleaning Service
If you’re a real estate agent, you know the drill. The builder says the home will be clean and ready to show by your open house date. You arrive to check it a day or two ahead to find that their idea of clean and your idea of clean — on behalf of the buyers — differ greatly. You need to get a cleaning company in there quickly, and you need one who can handle real estate cleaning services, especially post-construction.
Having a professional cleaning service on speed-dial is like an ace up your sleeve in the real-estate business. Whether it’s to clean up after new construction or to clean for a client who fell short on their promise that the house would be ready to show, a competent and reliable cleaning professional will boost your business and your time-to-closing.
Clean houses sell. Dirty houses sit on the market or earn long punch-lists that must be addressed before closing. Do yourself a favor and get the cleaning done right the first time so you can get the contract in hand.
As a real estate agent, you may ask clients to make improvements and updates to a home to make it more appealing to buyers. These projects might include some remodeling, painting, tiling, or installing new fixtures.
Treat these kinds of updates as needing post-construction cleaning and ensure that a thorough cleaning job takes place before you bring in potential buyers.
Your Real Estate Cleaning Services Professional
At Bee Maids, we know how to conduct a proper post-construction cleaning. Your reputation as an agent or a builder is on the line, and so is ours. If we look good, you look good, and that is our goal. We want to help you wow the customer, so they’ll be delighted with their new home or addition.
We’re happy to become your preferred partner, so you can call on us when needed for a fast turnaround. We will get that new home sparkling clean and ready to show off to buyers. Give us a call today to discuss our services, pricing, and relationship program to meet your real estate cleaning services needs.