Selling Your Woodbury, MN House? Give it a Bath.

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Real Estate Agent

If you're working on getting your Woodbury, MN home ready to sell, you're probably getting sick of the phrase "curb appeal". You want to do everything you can to make your property attractive to potential buyers, but it can be overwhelming to think about all the possibly ways you could spend money sprucing up your house and yard.

One simple, time-efficient and cost-effective thing that you can do to immediately boost the look of your house and yard is to pressure wash it! This is particularly good for stucco homes, but will produce positive results on any kind of siding. For about 5-10% of the cost of painting your home, you can get a fresh, clean look by blasting away dirt and residue from your siding, patio, driveway and sidewalks. And that's if you're hiring someone to do it - if you do it yourself it's even less expensive!

According to Larry Sherman of Kirby's Window Cleaning, ""The easiest and least expensive way to improve the looks and salability of a home is to clean the windows, fix the screens and pressure wash any sidewalks, patios and driveways."

Along with blasting the dirt away from your home, take the time to fix any broken screens and clean your windows. It's hard to overstate what a difference sparkling glass makes to the overall look of a home.

There are places in the Twin Cities that can be hired to pressure wash your home and property (simply Google "pressure wash MN" for listings). If you want to do it yourself, you can buy a pressure washer for around $200 from a home goods store. Pressure washing your home will clean and brighten the exterior, freeing it of grime, dirt, and pollen, and provide a huge first step to adding curb appeal to your Woodbury, MN home.

Comments (1)

Rob Lang
At Home Kansas - Shawnee, KS
Local Expert in NE Central Kansas Real Estate Home

Thank you for sharing this. I hope someone finds exactly what they're looking for here.

Jul 07, 2011 11:34 AM