Selling Your House?

Consider this scenario.  Potential buyers see a house that is just what they want, but the roof of this otherwise perfect property has black streaks on it.  As they drive by they are estimating the size of the roof and the cost to replace it, and if they return for a second look they already have a strategy for negotiating the price.

In a market as tough as today’s, a seller has to take smart, cost worthy measures to optimize curb appeal.  A bad first impression may trump a property’s positive features and keep a prospective buyer from stopping long enough to appreciate them.

 

Would this roof affect your initial impression of the property?

 These before and after cleaning photos demonstrate curb appeal very clearly.

Because they occur gradually, many people don’t notice how dingy their roof looks when infested with Gloeocapsa Magma, the kind of algae that causes the stain. The highly critical eye of a potential buyer however, is drawn immediately to it.  “A good first appearance on a home can add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of the home,” says John Aust, president of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers.

You don’t have to replace the roof to make it look new.  An asphalt roof replacement typically costs about five percent of the value of a home.  Multiply your asking price by .05 and compare that with the price of a professional roof cleaning.  The roof cleaning delivers an impressive return on your investment.

Include a professional roof cleaning in the things you will do to prepare your house for sale.  Also consider cleaning algae from vinyl siding and “tiger stripes” from your gutter.  We can offer you a very attractive package price that includes all those eye-catchers.