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6 Reasons to Wash YOUR HOME Before Putting IT on the Market

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

Before selling your home, you’ll make basic improvements to appeal to buyers. Should washing the exterior be part of your pre-sale to do list? Yes, and here’s why.

Improve Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home Quickly

In this competitive market, first impressions matter! 76% of buyers say first impressions are everything when purchasing a home, and 84% of home buyers want a good feeling when they walk through the front door of their potential new home

Professionally soft washing your home, treating the roof, cleaning the gutters, cleaning the windows, and power washing the driveway will make your home look clean and polished, improving your curb appeal.

If the outside of your home has years of caked on dirt and grime, buyers may move on without ever touring the inside of your house. Soft washing the exterior of your home will attract buyers that may not have been interested otherwise.

A clean exterior signals to buyers that you take care of your home, and it shows buyers that the home is structurally sound. Buyers don’t want to think about hidden damage that may exist under dirt and grime. A clean home exterior shows this lack of damage from the start.

Roof Cleaning

Roof Soft Wash makes your roof look brand new. Experts say that a shiny new roof increases your home’s value and makes it easier to sell. Roof shingles can be damaged easily, so it’s important you hire the right professional to do the work to prevent damage.

Gutter Cleaning

Gutters are one of the first features a buyer’s eyes are drawn to when viewing the outside of your home. You can use your pressure washer to clean dirty gutters and remove clogs.

First impressions are everything in this market; you can make sure that your home stands out from similarly priced homes with a fresh and clean exterior.

Increase Natural Light

Increasing the natural light in your home will do wonders for your home sale.

Professionally cleaning your windows can increase the natural light in your home by removing dirt, grime, cobwebs, and wasp or bees’ nests that are blocking natural light.

The dirt and grime on your windows may not be noticeable to you at first glance. You may be use to the obstructed light coming in through your windows over the years.

Create a Healthier Home

Pressure washing removes allergens like mold and pollen from the surface of your home.

Trapped-on mold, algae, or allergy-inducing material can cause your family members and potential buyers to cough, sneeze, have watery eyes, or complain about allergy related effects.

Prevent Costly Injuries and Improve Curb Appeal

Over the years, dirt and grime can build up on your stairs, patio, or driveway. That grime can become slick and slippery, and cause slip and fall accidents.

Pressure washing the driveway, patio, or outdoor stairs can prevent costly injuries from occurring and improve the overall life and quality of the structure. There are multiple ways you can clean heavily stained and dirty patios or outdoor stairs.

The Wrap Up

Getting your home ready for the market takes time and effort, but washing your exterior is worth the extra steps.

A solid soft wash will boost curb appeal and draw the right buyers in, so you can close the sale quickly. It will keep you and buyers safe by removing allergens and slippery dirt and grime.

Not only that, but a clean home means less work for buyers, and buyers don’t want to spend time or money catching a home up on neglected maintenance!

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