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  • Writer's pictureChris Martin

Add Resale Value To Your Home

Improve your house resale value

So, you’re trying to sell your home or business, but you aren’t getting the offers that you thought you might. While the list of renovations and additions you can make that would increase the property value is long, it may not sit within your current budget.

Research suggests that improving your outdoor area can improve the resale value of your property by $40,000 - $100,000. Here at DJL Services, we want to be able to provide you with some cost-effective home improvement options that can increase the resale value of your residential or commercial property at minimal expense and effort to you.

Declutter the façade

A considerable number of buyers will often decide if they like or dislike your property before they have even walked through the front door. First impressions last, and an unkempt, messy garden and verge may be enough to put potential buyers off immediately. Surveys suggest improved outdoor styling encouraged a quicker sale, with 88% saying that it resulted in more offers, and more bidders.

Before your property is put on the market, make sure your lawns are mowed, the garden is tidy, and the entry to your home is presentable. While painting the exterior of your home can dramatically increase the value of your home, it is not always financially possible. If your house has a limestone façade, the experts at DJL Services recommend getting the limestone high pressure cleaned to give it a bright new look for potential buyers. Nothing is more off-putting than dirty, discoloured limestone or brick walls, especially if a buyer is looking to pay top-dollar.

Roof and Gutters

Clean house gutters

A beautiful building can be automatically brought down by a sub-par roof condition. Whether you have a Colorbond or tiled roof, they are both susceptible to mould and grime, which can deter buyers before they’ve even walked inside the home.

While on average you can recoup up to 70% of your investment, replacing your roof is a costly and time-consuming exercise, especially when you are trying to sell your property quickly. However, a professional high pressure clean of your roof can transform it to look good as new in one day. DJL services clean roofs on one, two and even three storey buildings and each includes a free solar panel clean!


Picture this: you are driving to view a property for sale, and as you step out of your car to meet the estate agent, you stand on a large oil stain on the driveway. No matter how appropriate the property is to your needs, you can’t take away that first impression made by the oil stain. It gives the appearance of a lack of care when looking after the house, and your potential buyer is now looking out for any other hidden signs of neglect and carelessness around your property.

Stains on driveways or paved areas in commercial buildings especially are a given over time, but they don’t need to be a permanent fixture of the bricks or asphalt. Pressure cleaning and sealing your driveway or the paving leading to your front door is one of the most cost-effective investments you can make to refresh the look of your property for the long-term.


Whether you own a residential or commercial property, the flooring is a crucial element of ensuring a good resale value of the property. For industrial businesses, foot traffic over the years, oil, dirt and grime can seep into your cement flooring and begin to stain. By getting your cement floor cleaned or sealed with epoxy sealant not only improves the look of your business but also reduces the chance of future staining occurring which is a great selling point especially to a potential buyer that is dubious about the amount of upkeep and maintenance they will need to invest in once they’ve made the purchase.

Epoxy sealant is also a great option for residential properties. If you have cement flooring outdoors, perhaps under your patio, then you should consider epoxy sealing for a quick and easy way to add value to your home. Coming in a variety of colours, epoxy is a great way to brighten your outdoor areas, protect them from long standing damage and increase your resale value.

When it comes to outdoor flooring and paving, whether it be bricks, cement or limestone, exposure to the elements often results in a a build-up of dirt, grime and mould. Research indicates that 70% of home buyers are put off by stains and damp patches on your outdoor flooring which can be the difference between them choosing your home, or a similar one that looks new and clean.

High pressure cleaning your floor instantly improves the cosmetic appearance of your home. If your flooring allows it, a great way to refresh the look of your outdoor area can be to pressure clean, paint and seal your floor in one of the variety of colours offered by DJL Services.

All Inclusive Clean

We understand that cleaning the outside of your home can be an exhausting undertaking, especially when you are busy trying to sell your property. DJL Services can help with this, with their complete cleaning service. Here DJL professionals will come and clean your windows, high pressure clean your exterior pavement and your roof, as well as clear out your gutters.

Solar Panel Clean

Solar panel clean

There is no shortage of summer sun across Perth. If you have solar panels on your roof, then you will want to ensure that these are in the best possible condition for the sale of your home. The moment your solar panels are installed, they are exposed to dust, grime, salt and more, which effects their productivity. The chances of the dirt being washed away by rain is minimised if your panels are on a shallow incline. Don’t stress about climbing onto the roof to check the condition of your panels, and allow the experts at DJL Services to jump up there, assess their condition and give them a clean for you.

What’s Next?

If you are looking to improve the resale value of your home, but don’t want to undertake a huge renovation project, contact DJL Services and speak to us about our pre-sale makeover services for commercial, industrial and residential properties across Perth. Contact us today on 0417530171.

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