Curb Appeal located in Belleville, Ontario specializes in cleaning windows: ground level storefronts; one, two, and three story office buildings; restaurants; banks; churches; schools; and homes. They also offer Gutter Cleaning and will be clearly seen as the best and most respected window cleaning company in the city. In this blog Curb Appeal talks about how we can help you with both interior and exterior residential and commercial jobs!
Selling Your Home? What to do…paint? Update the kitchen or bathroom? Curb Appeal wants to make sure you don’t forget about getting those windows clean!
First, clean your windows!
Step #1: Find the Right Agent!
Ok, the actual first thing to do is to find the right Real Estate Agent.
We work closely with hundreds of wonderful agents and brokers and they each have different personalities, specialties, and capabilities. The key is to find the right agent that you “click” with, and who instills confidence that they can – and will – sell your home fast and for top dollar! One thing that every agent agrees on:
You need to prepare your home for sale.Preparing Your Home For Sale
In most cases, your agent will offer suggestions to prepare, or “stage” your home to be more inviting for prospective buyers. It’s pretty simple: Buyers need to see themselves living in your home. You need to make it as easy as possible for them to do so, given your home is filled with your furniture, personal belongings and style choices.
Your agent may also suggest working with a professional home staging company to maximize your home’s value. We also work with dozens of professional staging companies and they really know what’s required to increase the “curb appeal” and value of your home. Most staging companies offer a reasonably priced “initial assessment”. Ask your agent if they can recommend one.
Top three priorities for preparing you home:
- Window Cleaning
- Carpet Cleaning
- Maid Services
Keep in mind: The moment a prospective buyer pulls up to your home, they’ll notice the windows first
Top 5 Reasons Clean Windows Are Important
Preparing your home for sale can be daunting.
Clean your windows.
And the Experts agree. Here are their top 5 reasons:
Reason #5 – “A bright, alive atmosphere is encouraged in Feng Shui and the home’s windows are an important aspect of this. Large, clean windows are important. They allow pure, bright light to flood the living areas in the home, bringing good energy… Clean windows and natural sunshine are important ingredients to a healthy, happy home.” – FENG SHUI
Reason #4 – “ More than 75% of people who first view property on the internet will drive by BEFORE contacting an agent.” – CHRISTINE RAE, AUTHOR, HOME STAGING FOR DUMMIES
Reason #3 – ” Curb appeal sells 49% of all houses.” – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
Reason #2 – “ A good first appearance of a home can add 5% to 10% to the value of the home.” – JOHN AUST, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS
Reason #1 – “According to 2000 real estate agents surveyed, the number one improvement that generates the best return on investment is window cleaning, and the ROI on window cleaning alone was determined to be 768%” – MONEY MAGAZINE
Clean Windows Make You Smile
Hundreds of our customers and they’ve taught us an important lesson: Sparkling windows brighten your day.
Even if you are not selling your home, take a moment to clean your windows.
Then, take a deep breath, have a look and you’ll then see that A Clear View Through Clean Windows will definitely make you smile!
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