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6 Things to Do Before Putting Your Home on the Market

 10 August 2020

Ready to sell your home, but not sure that it’s market ready? Feel that with some touch ups to its appearance, your home or property could look far more appealing to potential buyers? Well, keep reading, because we are going to outline some of the most important steps one must take in order to increase the chances of selling your property at maximum value.  

Learn About the Local Market

To begin, let’s start with the basics. As researching the local markets continues to get easier and easier, you are more empowered than ever. You can find all the comparable sales in your neighborhood to start getting an idea of your home or office’s value. Pay attention to the average value of square footage and then how various features, such as a swimming pool, and location factor into the overall value. 

Find a Listing Agent

Sometimes it can be hard to find a trustworthy realtor. In order to make sure you get the right fit you should talk to more than one. When interviewing a listing agent, ask them about their experience in your area and network to potential buyers. 

Clean Your Windows 

What better way to make a first impression as someone approaches your home or business than strikingly shiny windows? Any building manager or real estate agent knows that one of the most important qualities in the general atmosphere of one’s home or business starts with the condition of your windows. 

Not only are they vital for letting in natural light, but also a clear consistent shine sets a tone of property looked after with great care. In addition, you may want to consider buying some more light bulbs in case you want to show your house at night. The rule of thumb in real estate is that more light is always better.

Power Wash 

Can you see the grit and grime accumulating? An unsightly discoloration that has been building on your property’s exterior. Better make sure to get a nice power washing to make sure your home or office is looking fresh for the market. You’d be shocked at the difference a good power washing can make on your property’s exterior. And what makes for a stronger first impression than an impeccable sidewalk leading up to your front door. 

Clean Your Gutters

Gutters are the primary component of the water discharge system for a building. When functioning well, they will protect your doors, walls, ceiling, and foundation from permanent water damage. Furthermore, they can prevent flooding, minimize soil erosion around your property, and protect your fascia and patios from water-related staining and decay. To truly appreciate their benefits, you have to make sure to remove all the dust, twigs, dirt, leaves or other random debris that can accumulate in them.

Paint Your Walls

When in doubt, go neutral. If you have any outlandish colors, such as neon green or orange, you may want to reconsider painting them to colors more digestible to a wider audience. Stick to whites, light grays, light beiges, and “greige” wall colors, which can make your home appear bigger, brighter and more welcoming.

Feeling overwhelmed at your ever-growing list of things to do in anticipation of your big move? Don’t worry, Primetime Window Cleaning has you covered! We are Chicago’s most reliable window cleaning, gutter cleaning and power washing experts and we can guarantee 100% customer satisfaction. If you have any questions about the services provided by Primetime Window Cleaning and are interested in a free quote please click here: Request Quote

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