Last week we were contracted by a management company to perform some work on a large estate in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The home is going on the market soon, and the owner wanted to tidy up the place.
We were tasked with cleaning the windows, which hadn’t been serviced in several years. This home sits on two acres and is in one of the most exclusive gated communities in Bloomfield Hills. We cleaned over two hundred windows, as well as over 20 interior french doors and all the mirrors, closet glass, and some interior stairway glass panels.
Also included in the project was the cleaning and sanding of nearly 5000 square feet of paver patio and pool deck. The pavers were in rough shape. Many of the joints were filled with moss, and the surface had quite a bit of mildew and algae.
Last but not least, we were asked to clean the roof. The shingles on this home were exhibiting the tell-tale signs of an algae infestation, characterized by ugly black streaks. We are starting to see these types of stains on many roofs in the area, including Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and Orchard Lake.
It was a lot of hard work, but the team was able to knock out the entire project in just a couple of days. And boy, what a difference. It looks like a totally new house. I can only imagine what this cleaning did for the curb appeal of the estate, not to mention the sale value.
Did you know that window cleaning produces the highest return on investment of any pre-sale service? A 2003 survey of real estate agents in Money Magazine stated that window cleaning has the very best impact on sale value when putting a home on the market.
If you are looking to perk up your home’s curb appeal before listing it, give us a call. We can put a package together that will surely pay for itself several times over.