No matter where you live, selling your home can be a stressful time. You always want to put your best foot forward. When you are selling a home, curb appeal makes the difference between someone doing a drive-by or stopping to look inside. They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but everyone is pretty guilty of judging a home by its exterior, which is why hiring professionals to fulfill services for you like landscaping and power washing can be very beneficial. Here are some tips to make your home ready to put on the market.
Clean windows are one of those things that when they’re clean you don’t necessarily notice that they’re clean, but you definitely notice when they are dirty. Windows are made to not be seen, and to make someone feel as comfortable and clean as possible in your home, they should be as see-through as possible. Cleaning windows on the inside might be fairly easy, but if you have a multiple story home or you just have bushes blocking your windows, it can become very difficult very quickly and it’s worth it to
hire a professional to do it for you. This service may not increase the value of your home, but it will definitely impress home buyers and prove that the person who owned their home before took care of it.
Painting the Exterior
There is nothing that will increase your home’s curb appeal more than a fresh coat of paint. You can landscape all you want and put in new grass, but your home will still look run down if the paint is covered mildew, moss, or has several chips. However, If your paint is in pretty good condition, but just looks a little bit dirty, then washing your exterior is a great way to increase the value of your home without spending a lot of money. You can have a company wash it or power wash your exterior depending on what kind of material your home is made of.
Pressure washing can greatly increase the curb appeal of your house and it is a great idea to power was certain areas of your exterior regularly even if you are not planning on selling your home. How often you need to schedule power washing around your home will depend on what areas you need to wash and the humidity level in your location. If you live in a high humidity area, then you are more likely to have a considerable amount of mildew and moss growth and that will need to be taken care of. Keeping growth out of the cracks in your bricks or sidewalks can also keep them from becoming damaged over time, so it will save you money, in the long run, to pressure wash regularly. Keeping your patios and walkways clean is a great way to get people excited about buying your home.