Adding Curb Appeal to Promote the Sale of your House


It’s often said the three most important features promoting desirability of a house for sale are “Location, Location, Location”. However, unless you’re selling a mobile home, there is very little you can do about the location. For the sake of this article we will focus on something far more in your control, possibly of equal importance.  Curb Appeal! How nice your house look, and the first impressions made will play a large roll in how fast it sells. It will also make a significant difference in the selling price of the home. All of the upcoming suggestions will be of the most affordable improvements you can make to the house.  They will also provide some of the best return on investment you will make with your upcoming sale!

Clean and Freshen Everything

-House Washing- Dust, dirt, cobwebs, mold and mildew and other unsightly stains can be removed by pressure washing/soft washing. Assuming your paint is in good shape; having the house washed will freshen it up and make it more inviting. Shiny, clean  windows will really set it off as well.

Window Washing- Having the windows cleaned inside and out is also a nice improvement, especially if you have a good view.

-Solar Panel Cleaning- If you have solar panels it is probably a good idea to have them cleaned as well.  Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference the world

-Roof Washing- If your roof has mold, moss, or mildew on it, you may want to consider a soft wash. This process will safely remove the contaminants and make the roof appear much newer and well maintained. Make sure you hire a professional that is experienced in this line of work. Roof washing is something you most likely shouldn’t attempt doing yourself. It is also a good idea to have the rain gutters cleaned out during this process.

-Pressure Washing- Walkways, Driveways, Patios, Porches, and Garage Floors will look much better after having them pressure washed. Dirt, mold, mildew, and oil stains do not leave a good first impression, and are greatly improved by pressure washing.

-House Painting- If your exterior paint is worn,  peeling, or showing other signs of damage it may need to be painted. Although painting will cost much more than simply pressure washing the house, it will add a lot of value. Having the house painted will provide a good return on investment, making the house significantly more attractive to potential Buyers.

Regardless of whether or not you’re selling the house; you shouldn’t skimp on quality. Buyers can spot cheap “for sale” paint job and will resent it. They may also experience paint failures soon after the purchase of the home. A nice looking, quality paint job is a much better selling point, and will benefit both Buyer and Seller.

In Conclusion

As you are probably well aware of by now,  preparing your house for sale can be a very daunting task. It’s usually far more work and time consuming than most people realize. If you happen to be in Chico or surrounding areas of Butte County CA, however; there is good news! SPEEDY-CLEAN Painting & Pressure Washing can help you accomplish everything in this post and more. We have been in business since 1995 and look forward to working with you!


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