Ready to put your home on the market? Here’s why to get a power wash first!
The Jacksonville, Florida housing market is experiencing a bit of a boom. If you’re considering putting your home on the market, you should get a power wash first — and we’re not just saying that because we’re a power washing company! Read on for six reasons why you should pressure wash your home before selling.
1. Power washing creates an impeccable first impression.
A good first impression is key to a lot of things, but no more so than when it comes to real estate. A clean, sparkling home stands out among a row of similarly-designed houses, and one of the best ways to give your home a leg up on the competition is with a high-quality pressure wash. Pressure washing and soft washing treatments remove gunk like dirt, mold, and mildew from your roof and siding, revealing the gorgeous paint beneath. A pressure wash is especially important if you’re considering painting your house before you sell. It’s critical to start an outdoor painting job on a clean surface, to avoid trapping dirt beneath the paint and getting bumps or bubbles in your handiwork.
2. A pressure wash turns dingy windows into a light-filled home.
Over time, dirt and dust can build up on windows and sliding glass doors in ways you don’t even notice. Because you live in the house every day, your brain won’t notice the gradual build-up of gunk that’s causing sunlight to filter through your windows in a dimmer way. Especially in Florida, where many of the selling points of our homes rely on “floor-to-ceiling windows” and “light-filled living spaces,” clean glass is the best way to improve your home’s light sources. A pressure wash will give your windows a good scrub without sacrificing structural integrity or leaving streaks. You’ll be shocked at how much brighter your home looks and feels after the service!
3. Outdoor maintenance makes indoor maintenance easier.
In a similar vein to cleaning your windows, sprucing up your outdoor areas makes it easier to spot problems (and fix them!) once you move the process inside. If you noticed a particularly stubborn area full of mold and mildew on your deck, you can look for similar problems in hard-to-reach areas inside your home, like crawlspaces and attics. Plus, treating your home as a whole instead of focusing on a couple small projects will help you get a better idea of the value of your home, as well as your favorite spaces inside and out that you want your realtor to highlight.
4. A pressure wash can target all your problem areas at once.
A top-quality power washing service (like ours!) has the ability to clean multiple areas of your home at once. Instead of devoting an entire weekend–or more!–to swabbing the deck, scrubbing the sideboards, and restoring your driveway, give us a call. We can knock out a soft wash for the roof, a pressure wash for the driveway, and a mold/mildew removal for your home’s siding in a single visit. Put more time back in your schedule by leaving these tasks to the experts!
5. A good scrub gives your home a leg up during inspection.
A lesser-known argument for why you should pressure wash your home before selling is the home inspection process. Unless your buyer is paying for your home with a suitcase full of cash, odds are good you’re going to get a visit from a bank inspector. This is because home loans require a bit more effort than similar loans: The bank needs to know it’s making a loan for a good investment! It’s easy for homeowners to forget this part of the buying process, and let the house get a little messy once a buyer has expressed interest. Keeping your home maintained and beautiful will make the house inspection process easier, and can help speed up the approval process for your buyer’s bank loan.
6. Clean homes simply sell quicker!
One of the best parts of a pressure wash is the way it makes your home look well groomed and beloved in a matter of minutes. Whether you’ve been committed to a scrub a quarter for the last five years or haven’t even looked at your siding since you bought your home, a pressure wash can bring your home to the next level. According to The Mortgage Reports, clean homes sell up to 73% faster than homes in disrepair, especially when repairs like driveway improvements and pressure washes have been completed.
Ready to put your home on the market? Give us a call at (904) 747-4DPW (4379) for your FREE quote for outdoor maintenance! At Diamond Power Washing & Maintenance, we’re the experts you call in when you’re ready to get a leg up on the real estate competition.