Making a good first impression is one of the most important factors when selling a home. In fact, over a third of buyers spend less than five minutes viewing a property online before deciding on whether they will visit it. This means that the look or "curb appeal" of your home is paramount to getting more buyers in the door and driving the price up.
One of the cheapest ways that homeowners can increase the curb appeal of their property is through pressure washing and soft washing. Years of caked on dirt and mold can be removed in day. Additionally, having a clean exterior subconsciously signals to buyers that you take care of your home. It is commonly cited that power washing can increase the value of a home by 3% - 5%. Well on a $700,000 home that could be an extra $21,000 - $35,000 in the sale price! Unfortunately, many homes are listed in as-is condition despite the fact that a few hours of power washing could increase the price of the sale dramatically.
Let's do an experiment, which house is more appealing?
Power washing should be completed right before photography in the listing process. This way the clean exterior can be shown off in the MLS listing. If you need power washing in Arlington, Falls Church, or anywhere in the DMV you can request a free quote here: www.kennedyclean.com/book