Making an Impression Using Windows
Eyes, as they say, are the windows to a person’s soul. We look into one another’s eyes for information about just what is going on in our hearts. Through the eyes, we hope to find out more than what the normal exterior reveals. The use of windows in this metaphor is no accident. Windows, though they’ve existed for many generations, remain a quasi-magical element of the modern home. Through them, one can perceive the world outside without actually being a part of that world. In the same way, the world outside is able to look through the windows as though into a theatrical set. Obviously, the purpose of windows is primarily for the former application, which is why curtains were invented.
Still, the windows of your house reveal a tremendous amount, almost as much as eyes, and it is therefore extremely important to care for these windows, especially if you are beginning to consider selling your home. When people look at pictures of your home on a real estate website or when they come in person to visit the location, one of the first impressions will come from the windows. While what we said above holds true (that the purpose of the windows is primarily for those inside looking out rather than the other way around), a fact still worth considering is that the windows from the outside must look inviting. In order to capture the hearts of your potential buyers from the very beginning, you want the condition of your windows to indicate that the interior of the home is cozy, comforting, gentle, and worth living in.
The first step when it comes to sprucing up your windows is to clean them. Because the buildup of dirt on windows occurs gradually, it can often come as a surprise that your windows might need cleaning at all, but once you begin you’ll find yourself amazed at the amount of grime that can accumulate. You might also find yourself amazed at just how clean a clean window can get.
Cleaning the windows is a key initial step for window maintenance. While engaged in the activity, you might find a number of other elements that require your attention, and we will go into addressing these in a later article, but for now you should gather together some newspaper, rags, and a safe window cleaning solution and begin to wipe down the glass.
- Home Improvements
- Major Turn-Offs for Home Buyers
- Discover Your Home's Value
- Increasing Your Home's Value
- Simple Steps to Improving the Yard
- Cleaning Up Your Home’s Exterior
- Preparing Your Home For Sale
- The Interior of Your Home
- Preparing an Empty Home
- Staging a Home for Showing
- Steps to Staging Your Home
- Inspections and Pest Control
- Ridding Your Home of Pests
- Home Appraisals
- Property Assessments
- Enhancing Your Home’s Natural Lighting
- Upgrade Your Home’s Lighting Before Selling
- Eliminating Home Odors Before Selling
- Dealing with Odors in Your Home
- Removing Pesky Home Odors
- Addressing Pet Damage Before Selling Your Home
- Potential Pet Problems During Home-Selling
- Repainting: Why and When it Matters
- The Importance of Repainting
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling a Home in the Winter
- Winter Tricks for Home-Selling
- An Introduction to Selling Your Home in the Spring
- Preparing Garages and Sheds
- Self-Care for Home Sellers
- Simple Home Repairs
- Fixing Up Your Garage Before Selling
- Improving & Updating Your Garage
- The Truth About Roofs
- The Process of Roof Replacements
- Mold Testing & Remediation
- The Search for Mold
- Dangers of Selling a Home With Mold
- Dealing With Water in Your Basement
- Fixing a Flooded Basement
- Home Selling With Children
- The Emotional Challenges of Moving with Children
- Preparing Your Children for Moving Day
- The Difficulties of Home Selling Involving Children
- Fun with Flooring
- Economical Carpet Cleaning Choices
- Carpet Cleaning When Selling Your Home
- DIY Hardwood Floor Installations
- Making an Impression Using Windows
- Easy Window Prep for Home Selling
- Fixing Up Your Home’s Windows
- Tips for Handling Storage While Staging
- Clearing Snow Before Showing a Home
- Ice Management
- Thinking About Plants When Selling Your Home
- Caring for Complicated Cabinets
- Preparing Your Home’s Exterior for Spring
- Porch and Patio Renovations
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- Successfully completed over 1400 transactions in his career.
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