Did you know that one of the best things you can do if you’re getting ready to put your house on the market is get your outside windows professionally cleaned? I had no idea either. But my husband and I are getting ready to put our house on the market this spring because we are planning on moving and the real estate agent gave us a list of home improvements we should do now to get the house ready. At the top of the list was getting a window cleaning company to come and clean the outside windows. I was surprised because I would never have thought about getting the outside windows cleaned.
But it makes sense really. Clean windows make the house look amazing inside and out. The better the house looks on the outside the more likely people are to want to come and check out the inside. And having clean exterior windows lets in a lot of light and makes the inside of the house seem warm and bright.
I can’t even remember when the last time we cleaned the outside windows on this house was. We might have not done it since the first year we lived here. We have a skylight in the kitchen and a big picture window in the living room and they’re a pain to clean so they might never have been cleaned, I can’t remember ever cleaning them. And if my husband had gotten up on a huge extension ladder to clean a skylight I’m pretty sure I’d remember that. I’m also pretty sure he’d never let me forget it.
So we’re taking the real estate agent’s advice and hiring a professional window cleaning company to come and clean all the exterior windows before we put the house on the market. My husband of course would rather not take on the extra expense for a house that we’re selling but I told him that it would definitely be better to hire pros than for him to try and DIY it. He’s not the handiest guy in the world and I don’t think it would be terribly safe for him to be up on a tall ladder for hours at a time trying to clean windows.
Professional window cleaners know what they’re doing and they have the tools and equipment to clean the windows safely and properly. When I called a local window cleaner for an estimate they told me that they can do skylights and other unique window placements easily. And while they are cleaning the windows they will also check the windows for any damage to the frame or to the glass so that if any of them need replacing we can get them replaced before we put the house on the market. It seems like a good investment to me if it’s going to mean we can sell the house faster. We already have a new house picked out so we want our current home to sell as quickly as possible. So if you’re going to try and sell your home this year get your windows professionally cleaned. It’s worth the cost.
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