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Quality is Key

One of the things that sets a professional service apart from another is their quality of work. While the price is also a main factor it is true what they say, ‘you get what you pay for’.

Here at Maids and Moore we feel that you should not have pick one or the other. You should have both. We offer affordable set rates that do not fluctuate and our quality is key to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Quality should be above and beyond. It should knock your socks off. Why do we hire professional services? To obtain the results that we otherwise do not have the time to do or do not know how to achieve.

We strive to have the highest customer satisfaction and make sure to pay extra attention to detail and to the quality of cleaning that we provide for you. We hope to create time for what matters most.

So if you are looking for affordable quality services you have found the company for you.

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Labor Day Savings

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August 1st to August 7th
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Summer Time Specials

Offers valid through August 31st, 2019

Back to School Savings for EVERYONE!
We are offering special promotions on all of our Gift Certificates (see below). These can be given as a gift to friends, family, teachers, babysitters or yourselves.
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Getting Ready to Sell Your House?

Here are 11 Things Most People Forget to Do

You’ve started on your lists of small repairs, you’ve contacted a real estate agent, and now you’re in the final steps of getting ready to sell your house. But before you put your home up for sale, and certainly before having your first open house, here are 11 things to consider that most home sellers forget to think about and could cost you a sale.

1. Declutter and Organize Your Closets and Cabinets

Sure, you went through your entire house and reduced the clutter in each room, organized your desk and other surfaces, and arranged your collection of antique ceramic kitty figurines to be facing perpendicular to the window. However, did you tackle your closets and cabinets?

One thing you should definitely expect during an open house or individual home tours is that potential homebuyers will be looking in your closets, kitchen drawers and cabinets. Will your walk-in closet fit all of his shoes and her summer dresses? Is there enough storage space in your kitchen for their cookware, bakeware, and all the kitchen gadgets that they seem to collect each year? These are all questions homebuyers will be asking themselves as they walk through your home.

Of course, you as a home seller will have no idea what the needs are of a potential homebuyer, but you can definitely showcase what your house has to offer in terms of storage. Start by decluttering your closets, cabinets, and drawers, and then keeping only enough belongings in each to really show off the potential that space has to offer. Think of it as an extension of staging your home, but for your storage areas.

2. Clean Stains and Eliminate Odors

We should all consider small stains, marks, and other imperfections as badges of honor for a house that has been lived in for years. Nonetheless, these slight bumps and bruises your home has encountered over time will stick out to potential homebuyers, so tackle them head-on.

Begin by trying to put yourself in the shoes of a potential homebuyer and look at your house objectively. Start by going outside and then re-entering your house as if you didn’t actually own it but were an interested homebuyer looking at it for the first time. What do you see? Walk through every room and take note of all the imperfections you notice. You might surprise yourself with how quickly your list grows. You can then add them to your list of repairs so you can make your house truly be at its best before your first open house.

Also, if you have pets there is a strong possibility that your home has an odor which you can no longer smell. Deep cleaning your house is a sure fire way to help eliminate these odors, but also think about using an odor eliminating spray every day for about a week before your first open house. You can also place plugin room fresheners that offer a great crisp smell, like cucumber, to help infuse a sense of cleanliness throughout your house.

3. Replace Light Bulbs

Walk through each room in your house and look at every light bulb to see if it’s working. As homeowners, we sometimes forget to immediately replace a lightbulb when it goes out. You want your house to be at its brightest when new homebuyers are touring your home and replacing old burnt out light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to do it.

Also, don’t forget to walk around the outside of your house to make sure all the lights of your home’s exterior are working as well. Depending on the time of year, your open house or home tours could happen when the sun is going down or when it’s already dark. So be sure to make your house shine inside and out!

Pro tip: Make sure all your light bulbs are the same color temperature inside your house as well as outside. A soft-white light LED bulb can create a bright but welcoming environment for new homebuyers.

4. Think About the Small Details: Plants, Mirrors, Rugs

Consider each room’s individual characteristics, so you can really showcase the potential every room in your house can offer. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind while you start prepping every space for an exceptional open house experience.

Add a little green to your spaces

Nothing breathes life into a room more than a little greenery. A potted tree can work wonders in a living room, but for smaller areas think smaller plants such as a small potted herb garden in the kitchen or a miniature cactus on the mantel.

Open up even the smallest rooms

Mirrors can make small spaces seem large because they create the illusion of depth. Mirrors also work wonders in darker rooms as they reflect light deep into areas of a room that may not receive an abundance of natural light.

Add character to an otherwise unimpressive space

While staging your home, think about adding character to various spaces with rugs. However, keep in mind that you want to use rugs to enhance a space, not be the focal point of it. Also, if you have a strange space that you never really figured out a good use for, a rug could at least offer a little personality while leaving the space and its potential to the imaginations of homebuyers.

5. Enhance Your Outdoor Space

You’re probably already aware that enhancing your curb appeal is one of the most impactful things you can do to create a great first impression. However, you don’t want to forget about your other outdoor areas, such as your front porch or entrance, your back entrance, side yard, and backyard. You want to enhance your outdoor spaces around the house so potential buyers can see themselves living as much outside your house as inside.

Simple enhancements like placing potted plants to your front entrance or adding fresh beauty bark around the base of your hedges and trees can go a long way. If you don’t already have a designated outdoor space for entertaining, think about building a DIY fire pit and adding four Adirondack chairs to create the idea of outdoor fun. Ultimately, your outdoor space can be just as important of a space as what your home has to offer on the inside.

6. Get Professional (Aerial) Photography

By now your research has probably shown you that homes with professional photos sell for more and spend less time on the market on average. What you may not have considered is adding aerial photography to your listing photos.

Aerial photography can show off your entire property, a scenic view, and the surrounding area.  If you have a lot of property, an aerial shot can easily put into perspective the full scope all your land has to offer to potential homebuyers.

Furthermore, aerial photography has come a long way thanks to the rapid development of drone technology, resulting in reasonable pricing that is accessible for many homeowners today. For higher-end listings, drones can even capture video of your property, helping it stand out among the hundreds of other homes for sale.

7. Don’t Forget About Your Gutters

Imagine that you’re having your first open house and despite the rain, foot traffic has been steadily increasing all morning. Your house looks immaculate, like one of those home’s off of an HGTV show, and your real estate agent has been messaging you updates every hour about how great it’s going. But then the unexpected happens. A small stream of water starts coming down right in front of your large bay window in the living room. The stream is outside the house, but your would-be buyers watch on as it grows into a miniature waterfall.

Red flags go up for the homebuyers touring your house as the foot traffic thins then disappears altogether. What they didn’t see was that the spillage was the result of a clogged gutter, nothing more, causing water to spill over in a very inopportune place and at the worst time.

Depending on where you live, you may not see as much rain in locations like Phoenix, AZ, but in many locations where rainfall is a common occurrence, such as Seattle, WA, this situation is more likely to happen. If you don’t have time to clean your gutters yourself—because you have a house to sell and a million other little things to do—there are professional services that can clean your gutters for you so this little oversight doesn’t drown out your hopes of selling your home quickly.

8. Paint Your Baseboards and Crown Molding

It’s pretty common knowledge that you should paint the interior of your home a neutral color to appeal to more buyers. Homebuyers want to imagine themselves and their stuff in your space, so your red accent wall will need to be painted over with a more neutral hue. But what a lot of home sellers forget to do is pay attention to their baseboards and crown molding.

Where crown molding may just need some cleaning and touch-ups, your baseboards most likely have seen a lot more traffic, especially if you have kids. It may be a toy truck that has repeatedly crashed into your white baseboards, crayons that went rogue, or the black rubber wheels from bikes racing down the hallway, most likely your baseboards have been marked with years of life experiences.

To correct these homely blemishes, you can try cleaning your baseboards with simple dish soap and water. But if it has been years of wear and abuse, you most likely will need to paint. Use a paint with a semi-gloss finish that will offer a light sheen but not glossy enough to distract attention away from your floors. You can also match your crown molding using the same paint, making every room pop to potential homebuyers. Of course, if you end up hiring painters to repaint that accent wall of yours, you might as well have them paint your baseboards while they’re there.

9. Focus on Your Floors

Your hardwood floors were once beautiful and one of the initial reasons you bought your home, but after years of traffic your hardwoods have since dulled to a shadow of their former glory. Likewise, your once plush carpet has also now matted down into obvious paths that lead from room to room.

One of the first things potential homebuyers look at when entering a new home is the floors, so make yours a statement.

If your carpet is approaching that 10-year mark, it is most likely looking pretty worn. Think about recarpeting your house to make it look fresh and ready for new homeowners. Such as you did with your walls, you’ll want to go more neutral in color to appeal to the majority of homebuyers. If your carpet is only a few years old, however, getting it professionally cleaned can go a long way in bringing your carpet back to life.

If you have hardwood floors bring them back to their former glory by refinishing them. Refinishing hardwood floors typically includes sanding down the floors to eliminate the original finish and stain, then restaining with the desired color followed by a coat or two of sealer. Your floors will look brand new and really stand out during the open house.

10. Gather Your Documents

You might not be aware of this but you’ll want to gather all the documents you have in regards to warranties, manuals, service records, and repairs done to your house. These documents are hugely important for several reasons and certain ones are needed by different parties before you sell your house.

Your agent is your best friend during the home selling process. They are also your homes’ first line of marketing and the more information they have about your house, the better they can promote it. They will write out the specific details of your home as well as an enticing description that will highlight key features that homebuyers want. So, if you’ve made recent updates like a new deck, new roof, updated HVAC, or if your home has hot water on demand make sure your agent knows it and you have the paperwork to back it up.

During the home inspection process, home inspectors are going to go over your house with a fine-toothed comb. If your furnace or water heater hasn’t been serviced in years, they’ll let you know. Take a proactive approach by gathering all your service records so you’ll know ahead of time if something needs to be serviced before listing your home.

However, beyond the paperwork your agent and the home inspector would like to see, title companies require very specific documentation in order for you to even sell your home, including:

  • Mortgage loan information, which will show any outstanding mortgage balance and pay-off balance (if there is any)
  • Final purchase and sale agreement
  • Deed
  • Title report
  • Property tax information, including most recent tax statement
  • Homeowners insurance information
  • Lease agreement, if you’re currently renting the property
  • Any reports or documentation that relates to the property
    • Warranty paperwork, permits, service documentation, instruction manuals, dates of home improvement projects, and age of the roof, furnace, hot water heater, HVAC, and all the other major appliances.

11. Pre-Sale Home Inspection

The last thing most people don’t think about before they sell their home is getting a pre-sale home inspection. Though it is not mandatory, a pre-sale home inspection is a proactive approach to understanding your home’s condition at that point in time, and if there are any repairs that need attention, you can address them now versus trying to do it during the home selling process.

Homebuyers will most likely get a home inspection of their own, right? So, why would you get one as a seller?

A home inspection report will most likely turn up a list of repairs that will need to be fixed. Would you prefer to fix these issues now before you list your home, or after you’re in negotiations with a potential buyer? If you wait, you may push back the sale date of your house as repairs are being made. Or, homebuyers may ask for concessions on your asking price in order to cover the repairs and the time it takes to make them. Ultimately, getting a pre-sale home inspection will leave you in a better position when it comes time to negotiate with potential buyers.

You may feel like spending a lot of time and money on your house is pointless because you’re just going to sell it anyway, right? Just consider that the more you appeal to the majority of homebuyers the more bids you’ll likely see and ultimately help you sell your house quicker and for more money.

Originally published on Redfin

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Summer Savings

Offers Valid through July 31st, 2019

Splashing in with great savings for everyone to enjoy.

We are offering special promotions on all of our Gift Certificates (see below). These can be given as a gift to friends, family, teachers, babysitters or yourselves.

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Get 1/2 OFF the 2nd Gift Certificate
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Cleaning For A Reason


This year for National Cleaning For a Reason week which was April 18th – 24th, declared by Mayor Toby Powell of Conroe and Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, we wanted to host a volunteer day for business partners of our community to ‘Celebrate Life’. The purpose of this event was to help us raise awareness of this wonderful program offered FREE to our community and to help as many families as possible. A service of love, only possible because of our loyal customers, business partners, and volunteers in our communities and of course our community.


Our hopes for this volunteer day was to help as many families as possible and attract the attention of families from our communities to put knowledge out into our communities so that we can continue to help others. As we have learned that most people do not know about this wonderful FREE service to not just women but to men and children battling cancer.


We had several of our business partners volunteer their time to go into the homes of men, women, and children who are battling cancer, along with Maids and Moore management and staff, and provide a FREE cleaning service to these families to give them time for what really matters.


We are so grateful and honored to have such wonderful staff with a heart to serve and even more blessed to have fellow business partners to take time out of their busy schedules and jobs to help us give the gift of love through service.



Texas sized Thank you to our volunteers:



Karen Johnson with Central Texas Refuse


John Southerland and Victoria Crawford with

Prestige Financial Group representing Family Heritage

Rachael Peters with The Commercial Professionals
(Commerical Real Estate Agency)

Eduardo and Maria Ramirez with Supporting Strategies
(Bookkeeping and Operations Support)

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Memorial Day Event

MAY—Memorial Day Event
Buy 1 Gift Card at regular price and $25 will be donated to Purple Heart Foundation.

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Clean a Messy House Checklist

When you’re dealing with a messy house, you need to have a game plan in mind. Your strategy needs to take on leaning in a systematic, organized way while still maintain the flexibility to add a few custom wishes. Here’s a simple, clean a messy house checklist that can make cleaning less complicated.

Clean A Messy House Checklist

Clean A Messy House Checklist

The first thing to bear in mind is that your plan needs to be reasonable. It can be tempting to take on too much and then being unable to clean up the mess. When coming up with a plan, you need to start by deciding what you want to accomplish, and prioritize the really critical things and do them first.

Once you’ve prioritized what you need to clean, and what you don’t, and how deeply you can clean based on the amount of time you’ve got, you can start working the plan you’ve created. The checklist below ensures you don’t leave out anything important.

Cleaning Supplies You’ll Need:

•    Scrub brush

•    Microfiber Cloths

•    Dishwashing detergent

•    All-purpose cleaner

•    Disinfecting cleaner (for the inside of garbage bins)

•    Rubber or latex gloves to protect hands

Kitchen Cleaning Tasks

•    Clean the oven

•    Organize pantry

•    Wipe the insides and outsides of kitchen cabinets

•    Empty your sink by cleaning up all the dishes, pans and pots

•    Wipe down the stovetop

•    Clean inside the microwave

•    Empty trash can

•    Run the dishwasher and later empty it

•    Sweep and mop the floor

•    Clean the refrigerator

•    Change the kitchen towels

Bathrooms

•    Wipe the insides of cupboards and drawers

•    Inspect your medicine cabinet and get rid of expired, outdated and unused medication and dispose of them properly

•    Remove wastebaskets/rugs

•    Clean the toilet

•    Sweep and mop the floor

•    Wash or vacuum bath rugs

•    Change out hand towels and guest towels

•    Clean mirror(s)

•    Wipe down counter and sink

•    Clean shower stall/bathtub

Entryway Cleaning Tasks

•    Sweep and clean up the front door area

•    remove dust

•    get rid of clutter

•    make sure there’s space to place shoes and hang clothes

•    vacuum or clean the floor

Living or Family Room Cleaning Tasks

•    clean and tidy sitting areas such as chairs and couches

•    dust

•    empty the trash can

•    declutter the room and other areas

•    vacuum or clean the floor

Bedroom Cleaning Tasks

If you’ve already dusted the room, removed clutter, vacuumed or cleaned the floor and tidied the closets, your bedrooms should be clean. To finish up, simply:

•    change bed linens and make the bed

•    return any furniture that you may have put out to vacuum earlier

•    fold laundry and put them in the dresser

Windows

•    use a streak-free glass cleaner and wipe with newspapers

•    if you have large and hard to reach windows, you can clean them with a professional squeegee

Maintaining a clean house is always much easier than cleaning a messy one. It’s crucial therefore to start by cleaning the mess so that your house is easier to keep clean. With this clean a messy house checklist, you should have an easy time ensuring your house is tidy all year round. For more information, Maids and Moore has the experience and the knowledge to help you with you house cleaning questions.

National Cleaning For A Reason Week with Maids and Moore

Cleaning For A Reason now expanding to service households with men, women, and children battling cancer.

Maids and Moore is celebrating Cleaning For A Reason Week proclaimed by the mayors of each division on April 18-24, to help raise awareness and funds to reach more families in need. Cleaning For A Reason has expanded to not only help women battling cancer but also men and children who are battling cancer, as well.
Since opening in 2008, Maids and Moore Cleaning Services has been teamed up with Cleaning For A Reason, an international nonprofit serving cancer patients. Over 11 years, Maids and Moore has generously donated house cleanings to more than 110 cancer patients throughout Travis and Montgomery Counties. “Partnering with Cleaning For A Reason has been amazing as it allows us to help cancer patients in their time of need by doing what we do best,” said owner Holly Moore of Maids and Moore. “We’re honored to donate the gift of a clean home to those fighting for their life. It is important for our company to give back and have a positive impact on our community.” Maids and Moore is bringing heightened awareness of the cause to Travis and Montgomery Counties during National Cleaning For A Reason Week, April 18-24. The goal is to help more households battling any type of cancer. During this special week and in celebration of their 11 years of donated cleanings, Maids and Moore will be taking on more charitable cleans. Maids and Moore has agreed to help cancer patients by cleaning at least 15 homes per month for two consecutive months at no charge. The only requirement is that the homes be within the company’s existing service areas of Travis and Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
Cleaning For A Reason partners with more than 1,200 residential cleaners throughout the United States and Canada to offer free house cleaning to any household battling cancer. Since 2006, the nonprofit and its partners have donated more than $11 million in services, helping more than 33,000 cancer patients. In 2017, Cleaning For A Reason was adopted by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, joining the ISSA Charities arm. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason and to apply for free house cleaning, see cleaningforareason.org.
If you know a special family in your life that is battling cancer here is an opportunity to give them the gift of a clean home.

Call us to learn How To Apply at 1-844-GOT-DUST

Maids and Moore Cleaning Services, 1-844-GOT-DUST, www.maidsandmoore.com

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