How to increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value

Curb Appeal

October 12, 2017

First impressions are especially important when selling your home. When a potential buyer pulls up to your house the attractiveness of the property can increase the entire perceived value to that prospective homeowner by 5 – 11%. A better curb appeal can also help your home to sell faster. When you show that you kept the outside of your home in great condition, the buyer will automatically have a better impression of the home, both inside and out.

Soft Washing cleans your home and presents a polished look without the extra cost and headache of new paint, driveway, or walkway. It also provides a healthier environment by killing algae, fungus, mildew and other unwanted growths around your house.


A new roof is one of highest purchased items for a homeowner. You should only need to replace your roof every 20-50 years but it can still start looking rough before it’s time for a replacement. Power washing a roof can destroy the shingles, instead, a Soft Wash will clean and sanitize your roof to keep it in good condition. The Soft Wash Eco-friendly cleaning solutions will gently remove any black stains caused by algae and your roof will look fresh and new again.


Your siding gets baked in the summer sun and freezes in the winter cold. It experiences dirt and mud, ice and snow and everything in between. There may also be some discoloration from regular dirt and dust in the air as well as mildew. IDW’s Soft Wash process removes algae, bacteria, moss, and mildew. The gentle spray will clean and restore the beauty of your home and increase your property value.

Driveway and Walkway

Even though the driveway does not seem a big selling point, if it has weeds and dirt it is going to give your buyers a bad first impression. De-clutter your driveway from extra vehicles, toys, garbage cans and recycling bins. We all know these things are part of real life but a home buyer loves the vision of perfection. Many realtors advise Soft Washing driveways and sidewalks to clean up dirt and make them shiny and new to enhance this vision.

Landscaping and Patio

Beautiful landscaping can add up to 14% to the resale value of your home and help it sell as much as 6 weeks sooner. After you’ve taken care of the greenery, be sure to make sure your deck or patio does not carry on the green theme. Soft Washing the area will clean and kill fungus and algae that may be growing there.

The return on investment is great when spending money to spruce up, declutter and clean up the outside of your home. Not only does it raise the resale price but it raises the curb appeal and perception of your home to every person that sees it. Contact us today for an evaluation of what we can do to specifically help you raise your property value and get your home sold quickly!