Cleaning a settlement issue solved with James' Home Services

Cleaning a settlement issue solved with James' Home Services
Cleaning a settlement issue solved with James' Home Services


If the wealth of lifestyle TV shows proves one thing, it’s that good presentation means extra dollars when it comes time to sell or rent your investment property.

Professional cleaning is one of the cheapest and easiest improvements you can make and it delivers a big bang for your buck when you want to make a good market impression, according to James’ Home Services, one of Australia’s leading residential cleaning companies. 

CEO Mike Dowling said: “When you are coming up to finalise a sale, you are faced with the everything from legal issues to building inspections. There’s no doubt cleaning is one of the easiest jobs you can offload to the professionals.

“But professional cleaning offers much bigger benefits for property owners that just saving them time.

“Most buyers look for a property they can move into straight away and pristine presentation gives them confidence that the rest of the property is in good repair.

“Tenants too will often pay a premium for spotless presentation. If you’re in a competitive market, they will choose clean, fresh premises over similar accommodation that isn’t as well presented. It also means you are more likely to attract the best tenants.” 

Mr Dowling said keeping on top of maintenance was essential for happy tenants and an important consideration when it came to insurance too, as insurers often refused to pay claims if poor maintenance was thought to be a contributor.

“Overflowing gutters, for example, can lead to roof leaks, poor cleaning can shorten the life of expensive appliances like air conditioners and ovens, dirty exhaust fans can encourage moisture build up and mould, and a green pool is a real turnoff, so it’s essential to take care of these things regularly,” he said.

“Professional cleaners have the skill and equipment to do the work to a better standard and in a fraction of the time than property owners can do themselves - so it makes good business sense.” 

When you consider that total office investment sales volumes for 2015/16 were $15.91 billion and 500,000 homes change hands each year in Australia, that is a lot of homes and offices that need to be spruced prior to sale.

Fortunately for property buyers and sellers, arranging end of lease and pre-sale cleans has never been easier.

“I’ve been in the cleaning industry for almost a quarter of century and know that I have some of the most skilled people in the industry out there in the field,” said Mr Dowling, who purchased James’ Home Services in October 2015.

“Most professional cleaning services will back their work. Our Gold Medal Service Guarantee is one of the best because we ensure you can speak to a real person who can identify your needs and the service you require, organise a free quote at a time that best suits you and we turn up when we say we will every time. We also offer a 7 Day workmanship guarantee so if you’re not satisfied, we will come and fix for no extra cost.

“James’ Home Services is dedicated to delivering results that are step above the rest and are determined to deliver professional results in every aspect of our business.”

Visit to learn more about the services offered and to book either a one- off or regular visit from one of the James’ Home Services franchisees. 

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