Selling Your Home? Key Ways A Clean Exterior Can Help Sell It Faster

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:23

If you’re planning to sell your house anytime soon, realtors have a great piece of advice: Don’t rely too much on the structure’s natural charm to attract potential buyers. You yourself have to exert an effort to make your house stand out from the rest of the pack, and that means ensuring that the structure is also clean from the outside.

This doesn’t mean that you have to do the cleaning yourself, though. There are professionals like South Austin Pressure Washing that offer those services at little cost. Contracting their services is a great investment especially since you can be assured of a return on your investment sooner than you think. It has been proven, after all, that a clean house exterior can help you get your property sold faster.

Here are the key ways:


1. A Clean House Exterior Increases Curb Appeal

It’s time to face it. Anything that looks good on the outside is more likely to be given a second look. People naturally judge a book by its cover, and that same philosophy applies when it comes to houses. When the external walls of a house are clean, the attractiveness of the property for sale as seen from the street, or its curb appeal, increases. This only means that people who pass by the structure will most likely want to take a look inside.

As a seller, you want that second look because it means you have more chances of proving to a potential buyer that your product is worth his or her every penny. Clean house exterior is what hooks your potential buyers to the structure which you hope they end up buying.

Below are other things you can do to boost curb appeal aside from a clean house exterior:

  • Declutter
  • Trim the lawn
  • Repaint walls
  • Install outdoor lights


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2. A Clean House Exterior Increases Your Property Value


A clean house exterior jacks up the price at which you can sell your property. This is obviously good for you since it means you can get as much as you can from the market. If your property value is up, more people are also likely to purchase the house than when the value is down. This is because, from a potential buyer’s perspective, an increased property value means the property has a lot to offer, which would, in turn, make him or her know that buying it is worth every penny.

A reduced property value, on the other hand, will only make a potential buyer suspicious about the property in question and put them off. Was there a death in the house? Is the owner of the real owner of the house? Is this not a safe area? As out-of-this-world as these questions may seem, these are only some questions they might ask if the property value is too low.

Apart from maintaining a clean house exterior, there are other ways you can increase your property value. Bear in mind also, though, that while an increased property assessment is generally good, an exorbitant one is not as this will only scare away potential buyers.


3. A Clean House Exterior Increases The Seller’s “Stock”

It’s not only the value of the property that increases with a clean house exterior. Because a house is seen as a reflection of its owner, the “stock” of the owner, in this case the property seller or you, also increases in the eyes of potential buyers. With a clean house exterior, potential buyers are wont to automatically conclude that you are a responsible person who cares about your things. People naturally prefer to deal with others whom they perceive to be organized and professional, and not with people they conclude are messy and are inclined to not care at all.

Since the house is also well-taken care off, in the minds of potential buyers, if they purchase it, they can be assured no structural issues will crop up in the future. They'd tend to believe the house provides value for their money and would be more inclined to purchase it.



Maintaining the cleanliness of the exterior of your house will provide benefits to you as the seller of the house in the long run. The money you invest to keep it clean will be quickly covered by the expected high returns you will surely get. With a clean house exterior, you won’t even have the time to entertain the question of why your home is not selling because you can be assured that the house will be sold in a jiffy.   

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