Selling Your Shrewsbury Home? Get in Spring Cleaning Mode

imagesSHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – We are rapidly approaching Spring and if you are selling your home or thinking about selling your home, you might want to get into the Spring Cleaning mode.  There is no doubt about it, across the board clean homes sell better than messy or dirty homes do.  It is an unwritten, yet openly discussed, rule in real estate.  The main areas to focus on when cleaning, or examining your already cleaned home, are windows, walls, baseboards, bathrooms, closets and cabinets.

  • Windows should be clear inside and out.  Large picture windows should offer a clear, smudge-free view.
  • Walls should be clean, free of holes and have a fresh coat of paint if needed.
  • Baseboards should be free of dust and clean as well.
  • Bathrooms should sparkle.  Tile and grout should be clean, any cracked tiles should be replaced.  Toilets, tubs and showers should be stain-free.
  • Closets and cabinets should be cleared of clutter, organized and neat.  If there is a door or drawer the chances are good that a prospective buyer will open it.

The important thing to remember is that you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  The better condition your home is in and the cleaner it appears the more likely it is to make a good impression. I would be quite excited to provide an objective viewpoint if you would like an alternative opinion on the state of these focus areas. Shoot me an email and we can talk!


About Steve Levine

For nearly three decades, Steve Levine of REMAX Professional Associates, has been one of the top Real Estate agents in the Central Massachusetts.  A ten-time honoree as #1 REMAX Agent in New England, he brings to the table the experience that comes from working successfully with over 2000 Buyers and Sellers, through all types of real estate markets.  Adept at everything from land development, to custom home building, to residential single family and condo sales, his “can do” approach has made him one of the most sought after agents in the region.

A consummate marketing aficionado, and recognized as one of the most innovative Realtors in the industry, he has spoken nationally on many occasions, training other real estate agents on customer service, marketing, and web presence, and is currently developing a suite of instructional videos designed to enable agents to take their business to the next level.

When not out selling Massachusetts’s real estate, Steve is a passionate photographer, musician and writer, and is constantly looking for new ways to express himself.

For a private consultation on your Massachusetts real estate needs, he can be reached by email at, by phone at 508 735-4663.

You can also check out his photography website at