Should You Clean Before Listing Your Home On The MLS or By Owner? Well this should be a no brainer. However some homeowner do realize that cleaning up and maintaining their home can help you get the best value for your home when you try and sell by owner or on the MLS. I have worked with stagers that tell me that cleaning is the best and most inexpensive and effective way of change your homes appearance with out breaking the bank. Searching for a reliable company to help you with your cleaning projects such as move in move out cleaning services or maid services are sometimes hard to come by. Ask friends and relatives for referrals of cleaning companies they have has good experiences with. Or you could take your search online and looking for service companies that offer move in move out cleaning services or maid service, house cleaning, some even offer free cleaning bids.