If you have talked to any real estate agent about selling your home, there is a good chance you have heard the phrase “curb appeal.” It simply means how good your home looks from the road, and is essential for proper staging. Most real estate agents agree that an attractive home exterior will increase buyer demand, and will recommend an exterior house cleaning in their list of home projects and improvements to help sell your home.

How do you know if your home needs an exterior house cleaning? Next time you are returning home, stop your car before pulling into the driveway. Walk along the road and visually inspect your home from all angles. Take a good look at the house, walks, and driveway. Is there mold and mildew? Does the siding, roof, and patio look a little dingy? Does it look like the windows and gutters need cleaning?

The National Association of Realtors reports buyers are using photos on the internet to make decisions. What impression will they have based on the photos of your home’s exterior? Moreover, many prospective buyers will drive past a home before requesting a walk through. Will you home’s exterior create interest or have buyers moving on to the next house?

It is very important to prepare a home for the market. A Real Estate Staging Association study showed that a properly presented home sells after an average of only 23 days on the market while unprepared homes lingered for an average of 184 days. A beautiful exterior creates buzz, attracts perspective buyers, increases walk-throughs, and generates offers.

If you would like to talk more about how an exterior house cleaning adds curb appeal and can help you sell your home, or need more information, please contact us.