If you’re planning to start the new year in a new place, you’re going to want to be sure your old home has maximum appeal. There are plenty of tips and tricks to adding value (and increasing the asking price) of your home, but chances are you don’t have an unlimited budget for home improvement. After all, if you spend $5,000 redoing all of the landscaping around your home, but it only nets you a $5,500 increase in your sale price, that’s a lot of time, work, and money for a limited return. Where can you put your money so that you get the most bang for your buck?
Having professionally cleaned windows actually can get you a substantial return on your investment. In fact, a survey of real estate agents published in Money magazine found that of all of the different changes you could make to a home going up for sale — from repairing electrical or plumbing issues to updating the kitchen — cleaning the windows actually gave you the best ROI. How much? They estimated you would make a 768% return on your investment. That means for every $100 you spend on window cleaning, real estate agents estimate you’ll increase your home’s selling price by $768. Imagine if the stock market were that much of a sure thing!
Why do windows make such a difference? One, they substantially increase your curb appeal. It gives your home a “face lift,” so to speak, making it look more light, bright, and inviting. It doesn’t necessarily jump out that you’ve had work done to your house — it just looks like a lovely home that buyers could imagine sharing with their family. Second, clean windows are something that pretty much everyone can agree on (you aren’t going to find many homebuyers who have a preference for dingy, cruddy windows!). On the other hand, other types of improvements are much more subjective. Yes, you might think that the tiles and fixtures you chose to update the bathroom look tasteful and modern, but a prospective buyer might not feel the same way.
Similarly, if you aren’t looking to repaint your home, professional power washing is a terrific way to spruce up the exterior. Whether you’ve got weather boards of brick, removing any dirt, dust, or debris that’s become trapped will enhance the appearance — and the value — of your home. A survey of realtors by the site HomeGain found that cleaning and removing clutter (both indoors and out) gave sellers a 400% ROI in terms of increasing the home’s selling price.
With a relatively modest upfront cost — and zero effort on your part, thanks to our professional crews — professional window cleaning and pressure washing can help you sell your home for a higher asking price. If you’re planning on selling your home in Geelong, Bellarine and the Surfcoast make professional window cleaning a part of your pre-sale plan. To learn more and schedule a free quote, call Excel Window Cleaning today at 0431939814.