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The Benefits of Power Washing Your Home Before You sell it

Selling your house can often feel like putting your beloved (albeit a little old and cobwebby) childhood pet on display at the county fair. You’d want it to look its best, but like most things, years of, shall we say, living have taken their toll. Returning to the issue: You want your house to look as good as new. Enter the power washer—your secret weapon to a pristine home and your knight in shining armor.

Professionally, power washing your house before selling it has many benefits that are often overlooked by many. So, to achieve your beautiful house exterior once again, here are some reasons for you to hire professional power washers:

Boost Curb Appeal Instantly 

First impressions are critical when it comes to business. Potential buyers often distinguish whether they like a property within the first few seconds of seeing it. Now imagine if the first thing they see when they pull up to a house is a grimy exterior that looks like it hasn’t felt soap for centuries, and well, let’s say their ‘let’s make an offer’ might be nullified.

However, power washing prevents precisely that. It’s like sprinkling your house with buyer-attracting fairy dust. No more dirt streaks, peeling paint, or questionable stains—just pure, unadulterated curb appeal. Now, that is an excellent first impression.

Unveiling the Hidden Beauty (and Potential Problems)

Power washing may reveal things about your house that you may not have known before. For example, it might indicate that the siding is an excellent shade of cream rather than a permanent coffee stain. On the flip side, it may also expose some underlying damage or cracks that must be handled. Isn’t it better to get informed beforehand rather than get blindsided during negotiations? Think of it as a pre-emptive strike against buyer’s remorse.

Buyers may also use this and dirty exteriors as a negotiating tactic to lower the original price. Power washing can quickly help you retain the original pricing without any hitches.

Compliance with Homeowners’ Association (HOA) Rules:

Selling a home with an HOA is not child’s play; at times, it requires passing through the corridors of bureaucracy, where even trivialities such as the color of the mailbox and the height of the hedges are closely monitored. Power washing is your ally when dealing with HOA complaints. Not only do you make your residence shine, but you also meet all the HOA’s pesky standards. It is a win-win for curb appeal and dodging HOA drama.

Saves money

A polished and well-kempt house sends a subconscious message to buyers that the property is cared for. A power-washed exterior suggests that your home is well-maintained, leading buyers to believe that the interior would be equally cared for as other hidden systems (like plumbing and electricity). This illusion of a well-maintained house ultimately translates to a higher price in the buyer’s-mind.

 Additionally, cleaning the exterior of your home makes it more inviting, which could result in a higher price when selling a property. These factors can help overcome the fact that power washing is generally inexpensive compared to other services that might be used to improve a house’s perceived value.

Easier Home Inspection

Now, here’s where the power washing comes in handy. Your clean exterior (courtesy of power washing,, of course) will facilitate a much smoother and easier examination, allowing them to quickly identify the places in your home that require changing or renovating. 

By facilitating a thorough inspection, you decrease the chances of surprise issues popping up later on during negotiations. This way, you can avoid last-minute repairs that may reduce your house’s value or delay the sale.

Furthermore, the exterior gives the potential buyer an idea that the house has been well-maintained, thus implying that the price being offered should be reasonable enough not to affect the bargain. This is a minute cost that can save a lot of time and money, especially when selling your house, since it can help present the house in the best way possible.

Conclusion:

Professionally, power washing your house is an effective and financially intelligent way to make your home stand out in the market (since clean exteriors make for better pictures, after all). So, if you’re ever planning to sell your house, hire a professional house-washing service. Your future self—and your wallet—will thank you!

If you urgently need an experienced house-washing team, you’re lucky! We at Hotshotz Power Wash are more than willing to help. We strive for perfection in every job, so don’t worry—your house is safe in our hands.

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