We all know, first impressions are everything! When an appraiser or potential buyer first drives up to your property, they should immediately notice its clean and attractive exterior. To achieve this goal, there are quick and easy steps that can be taken such as pressure washing your home and driveway, cleaning your windows inside and out, deep cleaning the interior or adding color by painting your front door.
An appraisal is generated based on what an appraiser sees. Just think, if you change what an appraiser sees, you can change the value the appraiser generates. Not only do we need to consider the appraiser, but also the potential home buyer. What comes to mind when you see mold, mildew, dirt and grime? Health concerns? Future projects? Dollar signs? When in fact, all those thoughts can be avoided if you have a professional come out and power wash your exterior surfaces in one day!
Now that we have determined the value in pressure washing before putting your house on the market….
Let’s discuss the kind of surfaces you can get pressure washed or cleaned by professionals…
Pressure Washing is a restorative process. By power washing your homes exterior, your house gets a makeover by removing years of stains and dirt, making it like brand new again. Experienced professionals use low-pressure soft washing because it is the ONLY recommended method of safely cleaning the exterior of homes, buildings and other delicate services. All different exterior material can be power washed from vinyl siding to brick and stone.
Your driveway, walkways and porch:
The first things people see when they come to your home are the sidewalk and driveway. Why put all that money into landscaping when everything around it looks drab and dirty. Give your house the curb appeal with a quick, safe concrete pressure wash. There are professionals that specialize in the removal of oil, grease, rust, brake fluid, fertilizer, transmission fluid, rust, stains, algae, dirt, grime, bird & animal droppings, moss, lichen, and paint.
Your patio, deck and fence
Outdoor living space is a great value to potential buyers. Do you have the space, but it doesn’t look very appealing? Don’t replace it, clean it. Power washing can brighten up the area, remove the mildew build up and make it look new again.
You are probably thinking – my roof? Yes! You can have your roof professionally cleaned. There is a no-pressure roof cleaning service that gently lifts debris, stains and eliminates mildew and algae growth, without damaging your roof.
It is of popular consensus that a clean home will sell faster than a “not-so-clean” home. This doesn’t mean just removing clutter and dusting, it means “deep cleaning” which includes cabinets and baseboards. More on that topic here: Deep Cleaning FAQs
Natural light is key! Don’t let build up on the outside of your windows take away from the great views and sunlight your potential buyers could see. Cleaning your windows on the inside is useless if they are dirty on the outside. (FAQs about window cleaning)
Your time is valuable and so is your safety. Letting professionals power wash your home means you don’t need to deal with cleaning solutions and climbing ladders. A clean, well-presented house will likely have a higher value than a poorly maintained house in a similar location.
To find out more information or to schedule your cleaning, contact us today at Space Clean. If you are interested in seeing more before-and-after pictures of pressure washing transformations, check out our gallery !
More suggestions on preparing your home to sell can be found here 17 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House.