Putting your home on the market? Realtors agree that having clean windows during your open house creates brighter, more inviting rooms. Bright sunshine in your home will also highlight small details that may go unnoticed in lower light, like a fresh paint job or the luster and character of hardwood floors.
Realtors caution that window screens can be visually distracting and so recommend removing and storing them while your house is being shown. If you prefer to keep your screens in place, make sure they are clean by giving them a good wash with warm soapy water, a soft bristle brush, and a good rinse.
Keep your windows clean for the duration of the selling process by having the exteriors cleaned routinely until you find a buyer. Money Magazine estimates that having routine window cleanings can provide as much as 769% return on investment because of the visual value that it adds to your home when it’s time to sell.
Be sure to budget for routine window cleanings, as it will definitely pay off in the long run.