Given the number of television shows currently focusing on buying and selling homes, it's little surprise that many home owners are well informed about how to get the best value for the property. The exterior of our homes is one area that we may have been neglecting.
We've all seen the shows, with their tips on how best to sell our homes. The advice on making improvements to our kitchens and bathrooms is all correct, but there are some parts of our properties that seem to be forgotten.
When a prospective buyer arrives to take a look at your home, the first part of the building that they will be seeing will be the exterior. In fact, even before they arrive at your home, they'll have been making judgments about the property based on what they think of the state of the outside of the house.
First impressions are always important in life and this holds particularly true when it comes to property viewing. A tired looking house exterior immediately creates a negative impression.
If you're home has a layer of dirt and grime, caused by years of pollution, then you really should think about getting it cleaned up before putting it up for sale.
Cleaning the outside of the house does not just look better – it can add value to your property.
Many buildings that are in the worst condition in the UK tend to be in urban areas, close to main roads. Some of the most beautiful homes in the country currently have the disadvantage of looking tired and old.
There are a number of companies in the UK who specialize in cleaning buildings, with particular emphasis on older homes, buildings and monuments. Speaking to one leading expert, I was stuck by how much cleaning methods have moved on.
Where possible, many building cleaning service providers avoid using chemicals, ensuring that the procedure procedure is environmentally friendly.
Now's the time to ask yourself: how clean is my property?