Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home
As spring approaches, many homeowners begin thinking about putting their house on the market. Before doing so, it’s important to make sure that your home is ready to be seen by potential buyers.
While some aspects of the home selling process are well known, it can be hard to keep track of everything you need to do. Keeping a clean home is crucial, and may involve more than you think.
One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is making it feel warm and inviting. Dirty windows and screens show signs of an unkempt home, and are unappealing to potential buyers. Clean windows and screens offer a welcoming feeling, and allow natural light to illuminate your home. Having both the interior and exterior of your windows cleaned is the best choice, as both sides of the glass get dirty. It’s also important to note that there is more to having clean windows than just the glass itself. The window consists of the pane (glass), tracks, frames, sills, and screens. Not only does cleaning all parts of the window help it look its best, it also helps elongate the window’s lifespan.
Having your gutters cleaned offers a wide range of benefits outside of general curb appeal. Ensuring your gutters are clean and properly functioning could be a make or break moment for some potential home buyers. Clogged gutters block the gutter system from functioning properly. The build up in the gutters can overflow, leaving built up leaves, sticks, and debris around the exterior of your home. When the rain water is not properly flowing throughout the gutter system, it begins to flood some areas with water, mostly at the base of your home. Ignoring gutter cleaning can easily lead to foundational damage to the home.
When you have your gutters cleaned, not only do you ensure the system is functioning properly, you’re also able to find out if there are any cracks or damages to the gutter system. This allows the proper fixes to be made prior to putting your home on the market. The last thing potential home buyers want is to have a list of things to fix once they move in.
Nothing helps your home shine quite like a power washing service. Whether you want to remove seasonal build up from your home’s siding or fence, or your driveway/walkway has seen better days, power washing helps your home’s exterior look its best! Help your home be the talk of the block when you remove years of built up dirt, algae, and more.
Make sure you have your home power washed BEFORE your window cleaning. Spray off from power washing will stick to your windows, thus ruining your newly cleaned windows. These services can be scheduled at the same time, but again, the power washing should always be done first.
There are a lot of things one considers when in the home buying process, one of the most crucial ones being the home’s interior space. When someone is touring your home, you want them to feel like your home is the perfect space for all of their needs. Having a clean and open space allows potential buyers to imagine themselves living in that space. There are a few simple things that you can do to open up the space in your home:
Eliminate unnecessary clutter and furniture:
By eliminating unnecessary clutter and furniture, you naturally open up the space and allow more room for movement. If possible, it’s best to remove items that are bulkier/take up the most space.
Once you have eliminated unnecessary items/furniture, now is the time to take the furniture that is left in the room and move it around to seemingly create more space. While the size of the room will not actually change, the layout of furniture and décor can make a room appear larger than it really is.
Spaces like closets, drawers, and crawl spaces are all ideal for storing items that you want out of sight. However, those viewing your home will likely want to look into these places and see how much space there is. If you’re leaving behind appliances such as a refrigerator, you’ll want to keep those organized as well, as people may want to look inside. Taking the time to clean/declutter your closets, drawers, cabinets, crawl space, garage, etc. also helps the area look more spacious than when it was disorganized.
While the process of selling your home can be a stressful one, remember that it’s okay to ask for help! Whether it’s storing some boxes in a family member’s garage or having your friends come over for a cleaning/packing party, you’re not in this process alone. When it comes to your window washing, gutter cleaning, and power washing needs, Bubbles Window Washing & Gutter Cleaning is here to help! We can even partner with realtors to help with the selling and cleanliness of your home. Learn more when you contact us today!