Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Terminology Tuesday (Tricks of the Trade) - How to Clean Like a Professional

(Note: I think it's important to know the terminology and words used when learning any new business including mobile home investing. I came up with 'Terminology Tuesday' as a way to go over the terminology used in the mobile home business. It's important to know the terminology when talking to people in the business so you're all on the same page).

**** Tricks of the Trade is a new series I have started that will be included with "Terminology Tuesday" posts. The goal of this series is to share with you the "tricks of the trade" I have learned in the mobile home business.

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One of the most important members of my team have been my cleaning crews. And, I have to tell you - I've learned a great deal from them regarding cleaning homes professionally.

(Note: If you missed this Terminology Tuesday post, you may want to check it out for one of the really neat tricks I learned).

With the economy, it's definitely a buyers market right now. And, buyers are getting pickier and pickier. So, I really do take the time to get homes in pristine condition before I put them on the market - this includes cleaning them from top to bottom.

Here are some additional tricks I've learned from my cleaning crews:

How to Clean Painted Walls

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How to Clean Faucets

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How to Clean a Toilet

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Putting both time and money into getting homes ready has really made the entire selling process easier. Here's the thing, when we go into someone else's home - we usually notice things we probably wouldn't notice in our own homes. So, when the homes are getting ready I really take the time to imagine myself going into the home for the first time once it's all ready and done.

Involving myself in the cleaning process and learning the techniques the professionals use has really helped me to see that details do matter. Small details I probably would gloss over have been pointed out to me by my cleaning crews - I would have never thought to give them much attention. But, in the overall picture and scheme of things - it does matter.

As the saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." So, I need to make the first one the best.

I hope this "Terminology Tuesday" post has helped to give you some insight on some aspects of the cleaning process I use to get mobile homes in marketable condition.

Happy investing!

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Tom said...

Nice post!

Mobile Home Gurl said...

Thanks Tom, glad you liked it!