When you are getting ready to sell your home, boosting the value is a big deal. The question is: How can I sell this for as much as possible?” Luckily, there are several things you can do to the exterior of your home to make it more functional, better looking, and increasing the overall value. Curb appeal is extremely important, and exterior staging can help you sell your home for more.
The first step in exterior staging is making sure your roof is completely clean of dirt and debris. Roof cleaning increases your curb appeal by not only ridding your roof of debris, but also gives the shingles a shine and gets rid of black marks or dirt streaks. A mix of hot water, bleach, and detergent is all you need in a spray bottle to clean off your roof and give your exterior a brand new appearance.
You can easily boost your home’s value by washing the exterior of your home. After all, who would want to pay an arm and a leg for a home that just appears dirty and grimy? A good power wash can bring out your home’s true color and make it appear brighter and cleaner. Add some quality landscaping and you can make your home look like it was just built, and spark buyers’ curiosity.
Gutter Face Cleaner
Cleaning the interior of your gutters is one thing, but making sure the exterior is perfect is another. You may not realize it, but the face of your gutters can receive a beating over the seasons, and an off color gutter can simply look disgusting against a clean home’s exterior. Cleaning the gutter faces and downspouts can make them look as if they have just been painted. Don’t forget about the interior, either! Make sure all leaves, branches, and other debris are cleaned out of the gutter and always inspect them to ensure that they are in proper working order.
Walkway and Driveway Cleaning
After years of heavy traffic, concrete walkways and driveways can start to look dingy. However, they weather well and you may not be able to realize it if you are not looking at them from a fresh perspective. That is why cleaning them is so important. By rinsing and treating your concrete with algaecide, and sealing your walkways, you will help prevent gross build up and also protect them against the elements. Clean walkways and driveways will help give you that last bit of exterior “oomph” you need to sell your home for what it is truly worth.
The exterior of your home is the first thing that a potential buyer sees and that is what makes having a clean exterior so important. By carefully inspecting and cleaning each part of your home’s exterior you will be able to appeal to buyers and increase the overall value of your home.