If you’re selling your home, there are some things you can take care of on your own to make the process easier. For instance, doing some cleaning can save you costs in the long run and expedite the sale. Let’s cover three major ways of preparing to sell your home:
- Clean your windows.
- Wash the siding and the roof.
- Depersonalize and declutter the interior and exterior.
By doing these tasks, you can help your potential buyers imagine their new life in the house. Here’s how to do it right, whether you choose to DIY or enlist the help of a service professional.
How to Clean Windows in a Home Before Selling It
If you decide to clean your windows yourself, use a high-quality window cleaner and a couple of types of cloths. Start with a textured cloth to get the grime off. Follow up with a soft cloth to remove streaks. Don’t forget to wash your window screens, as dirty screens lead to dirty windows.
Cleaning windows can be tedious, and it can also be dangerous if you try to reach high windows. It’s safest, fastest, and most convenient to hire a professional window cleaning company like Window Genie® to take care of this task for you. Our three-step window cleaning process ensures a streak-free, efficient clean.
Is Pressure Washing Worth It for Selling a House?
Yes, it’s worth it! A clean roof and siding are more important than ever when you’re selling your home. Not only is pressure washing good for curb appeal, but it can also prevent debris, mold, or other grime from causing damage to your home’s structure. Prospective buyers will appreciate that you’ve taken the time to preserve the house by washing it, which will help protect the roof and overall structural integrity until the next wash.
Consider asking Window Genie to do your pressure washing for you. Our experienced technicians can clean any surface, from your roof to your concrete driveway, while using the right tools and techniques to prevent damage.
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Depersonalizing and Decluttering a House Before Selling
It’s important for potential buyers to be able to imagine their own lives in the home you’re selling. Removing personal belongings from the property, a.k.a. “depersonalizing,” leaves room for buyers to visualize their own belongings instead. This is something you can do on the inside as well as the outside of your home.
The process of depersonalizing a house to sell is different for everyone, depending on existing décor. To get started, take down any yard decorations, string lights, family photographs, and particularly unique décor. If you need help taking down your holiday lights, we can help.
After the clutter is cleared, it’s time for a deep clean. For exterior cleaning, Window Genie has you covered with window washing, pressure washing, and more. For indoor cleaning, you can lean on the professionals at your local Molly Maid. Request a quote today or give us a call at 877-243-8624.