A Simple Way to Add $30,000 Value To Your Home Before You List Your It For Sale
With home sellers concerned about the real estate market being in the worst slump in many years, they are looking for creative ways to attract buyers. Some homeowners will go crazy and spend all kinds of money and fix up things that have been in need of repair for years. They will plant new bushes, paint inside and out and some will even remodel bathrooms and kitchens.
The thing that never comes to the home sellers mind is that power washing the home is one of the most inexpensive but yet the most cost effective way to add value and curb appeal to your home. Your realtor will stress curb appeal, because the potential buyers will think,” if the house is dirty on the outside, I can imagine what it looks like on the inside, let’s not even look at this one and go look at a different one”.
When I talk about power washing I’m not just talking about the outside walls of your home, I talking about the roof, siding, deck, patio, walkways, driveways, fences, pool decks plus anything else you may have attached to your home or in your yard. Because everyone knows a clean house will sell faster and for more money than a dirty house will.
Let’s look at it from the buyer’s eyes. We (the buyers) see a photo online and think wow, beautiful house. Then we pull up to it and can see the roof is all black.(Gross) we think, ok, it needs a new roof, that’s about $8000 - $10,000 for a new roof. Now we are at the front door and notice the siding is real dirty and we think this place needs paint or new siding, that’s another $8000 – $10,000. Not to mention the deck needs to be replaced, $10,000 easy plus the front walk and steps are gross. We think, man we are up to $26,000 - $30,000 and haven’t even stepped into the front door. Ok so now we are taking a quick walk around the outside of the house and we come upon this huge deck that I could imagine it would be an awesome place to entertain in the summer, but it’s so dirty and un-kept looking I would be afraid to step on it.
All in my head (the buyer)all I could see is dollar signs, The cost of the house and the cost of all these repairs has clearly put me over budget. So I think to myself I can see $30,000 in repairs so I will offer $50,000 less than what they are asking because now (we the buyer) think the house is a fixer-upper
Just remember, that rotten "first impression" that prospective buyers have will often times overwhelm any improvements or features that are inside your home. Roof stains also have the potential to catch the attention of a home inspector who could decide to make negative comments about it to the buyers, who in turn might decide to lower their offer once again after the home inspection.
I bet you never imagined that you could add $30,000 of value to your home with a professional cleaning from East Coast Powerwashing.