Why Real Estate Cleaning Services are Essential for Agents & Property Managers

As someone who works in the real estate industry, there are lots of reasons you want a house to be clean. Whether you’re listing for a seller client, showing to potential buyers, or managing for an investor, having a clean property is essential for your success – and for the success of your clients.

Here at Summit Maids, we typically work directly with homeowners and renters, offering residential cleaning services. However, we do also offer real estate cleaning services for savvy real estate professionals looking for help making sure their listing sells, buyers are impressed, or investors’ assets are protected.

Below is a breakdown of why and in what way real estate professionals can benefit from cleaning services. If you’re ready to find a partner in this part of your business, we’d love to hear from you.

Different Types of Real Estate Cleaning Services

The section below lists and describes the cleaning services a real estate professional, whether you’re a realtor, property manager, or investor, might need – and that we offer at Summit Maids. 

Move In/Move Out Cleaning

When you sell a house, you’re selling a new beginning, the start of a new life. This concept, if translated to the property, means it has to be spotless.

A move-in/move-out cleaning service will tackle every nook and cranny to leave the property looking as a never-been-lived-in. By cleaning the house, you also make the whole purchase process easier for new homeowners. 

While exciting, moving in is a stressful time. So knowing that at least the cleaning is solved will make everything more enjoyable. Also, some buyers make it explicit that they want the property cleaned before they move in (especially after Covid). Having this sorted out before they bring up the conversation will definitely leverage your reputation as a professional. 

If you need help making sure your move-in clean is done right, we’ve got a free checklist for that.

Pre-Sale Cleaning

Making a good first impression is crucial to get off to a good start in a sale. And we’re not talking just about you as an agent. The house you’re selling has to look its best, too!

A pre-sale cleaning service ensures the house you’re showing looks at its full potential. And, it helps clients visualize themselves in the space. Also, when potential buyers are looking for their future home, they tend to develop a sharp eye and spot even the slightest detail. Professional cleaning services know what are the most problematic areas and follow a strict checklist to ensure every corner is cleaned.

Open House Cleaning

Once again, everything comes through the eyes first. So, no matter how perfect your listing is, it just won’t cut it if the windows are dirty and the floors are full of dust. 

Open house cleaning services take out the burden of cleaning from you as the realtor and your client. While your client may have great intentions and offer to do the cleaning, they’re probably dealing with too many things. Also, they’re living in the house, so they may let a few details slip through the cracks as they’ve come accustomed to seeing them on a daily basis. 

Post-Construction Cleaning

Why hiring a post-construction cleaning service is practically essential kind of explains itself.   But, besides the fact that you’ll remove all the dust and paint stains, the real benefit is that the house will be safe. Some construction debris can be hazardous to people’s health and you want to remove ASAP.

Another benefit of using post-construction cleaning services is that their team of experts will carefully clean all the parts you’ve just remodeled or fixed. You won’t have to worry about them using products that may stain the wall you just painted. 

Reasons Real Estate Professionals Use Cleaning Services

Real Estate professionals don’t just use cleaning services to ensure the house it’s clean. They use them because they offer enormous benefits. 

Rent/Sell Faster

Surveys have proven that a clean home sells faster and at a higher rate compared to otherwise. Why? Because a clean house gives potential buyers the ability to picture themselves living in the property. Also, it makes a difference in the buyers’ perception of how your house feels in terms of size, atmosphere, and other variables. 

Get Higher Prices/Rent

A property in top shape can raise the price, and a professional cleaning aims to put your home in such a way that will increase its market value and attract prospective buyers for better offers. Why does a clean house get higher prices or rent? For the same reason mentioned above: potential buyers can picture themselves living there. If they can picture that and like it, they are willing to pay to get there.

Makes Life & Listing Easier

Cleaning is a time-consuming task. And if there’s one thing real estate professionals don’t have in great amounts is time. By using a cleaning service you can devote your time to developing a sales strategy or dealing with paperwork.

Also, you don’t have to deal with it mentally. You won’t have to worry about reminding current owners to clean the house or you have to check room by room that everything looks spotless. 

Here at Summit Maids, we have a deep expertise in real estate cleaning services – we successfully complete hundreds of appointments each month and have maintained a perfect 5-stars on our Google reviews. In addition, we have never had an insurance claim in our company history.

But those are beside the point. What really matters – what you should care about – is that at the end of the day we stand by our work with a full 200% guarantee. No matter what, we won’t stop until you are happy with our work.

That is the Summit Maids promise.


  • Jacob W. Bailey

    Jacob is the Cleveland-based founder and CEO of Summit Maids, a local cleaning company with a mission to make a mark on its community by providing good jobs to more than 1,000 people.