We visit several homes each week, giving advice on how homeowners can best prepare their homes for a quicker sale. One thing we are seeing at nearly all these homes is too much green!
No, the houses aren't environmentally friendly or painted green . . . but the all have way too much moss and algae!
When potential home buyers approach a home and see siding with grunge, gutters with stains and walkways with moss what do they think??
- It's been a wet winter?
- How natural?
- Poorly maintained?
You're right - they will automatically get a poor impression before they've even stepped in the house!
I've heard every excuse - I don't want to pressure wash! I'm afraid the plants may be damaged by cleaning agents! It's cold outside - I'll do it in a few months!
Trust me - it is worth doing, and worth doing now. How?
I'm so glad you asked - I wish I had stock in this company. 30 Second Cleaner.
The first time we saw 30 Second Cleaner used (I thought our neighbor must be crazy) I could not believe the results. Those stains that you think will have to be painted over probably will be removed just by spraying on this product and rinsing with a garden hose. It's a product we recommend frequently with tremendous success.
Every home buyer is going to be suspect of your roof condition when they see moss on the roof! Here's an excellent write up on removing moss and algae from roofs if you are a do it yourselfer. There are also local companies that specialize in moss removal. (Need a referral - just give us a call.)
I've blogged (okay harped) about gutters before and how important it is to keep them clean and well maintained. So if your gutters need a little attention zip over and read that blog as well to get some inspiration.
So Oregon home sellers, or home sellers to be - get rid the moss and muck from your homes exterior. It's an important component of curb appeal and helping you get top dollar for your home!