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Clean Exteriors – Increase Cash Flow On LA Rentals

The title of this post is pretty self-explanatory and we at L.A. Elite Window Cleaning can confidently say that landlords would always like to increase their rental income if possible. We are going to do a quick overview of the goals that should be focused on, followed by the applied procedures that lead to accomplishing those goals; lastly we will hone in specifically on our services that get you both quickly and affordably to what matters most, higher rent and more cash flow.

Real Estate Investing Goals

As a real estate investor you should always have (3) goals in mind:

  1. Maximize rent
  2. Minimize expense
  3. Increase resale value
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Property Improvement Areas

The above goals of real estate investing can be attained by focusing improvements on the following (5) areas, keep it simple and do not deviate:

  1. Improving curb appeal
  2. Upgrading appliances
  3. Adding higher quality countertops
  4. Redoing the flooring
  5. Investing in higher quality fixtures

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First Impression AKA Curb Appeal

Take a moment to recall someone that you weren’t a fan of from the moment you met them. Then take a few additional moments to uncover the root characteristic or personality trait that caused this. Perhaps it was the way they dressed, or the poor handshake they gave, regardless what it was, they made a first impression that affected your emotions negatively toward that individual. This first impression directly correlates with the phenomenon of curb appeal.

You may be thinking that there have been plenty of people that you did not like initially, but now you consider them to be your closest friends. However, that relationship took time to develop and guessing by the initial meeting, the time needed wasn’t by choice. The key word there to focus on is ‘choice.’ Potential tenants have a choice, and believe us, they will exercise that power of choice and nothing will nudge tenants away from your rental unit faster than poor curb appeal.

We all know everyday that a unit sits vacant you, the landlord, losses money. This may compound to the point where to fill the unit you drop the price to an offer too good to pass up regardless of the initial emotionally driven thoughts on the appearance. The previous scenario provided the landlord with a financial loss, but as long as you do not forget to follow our simple yet strict guidelines your future as a property owner will become a portfolio full of sound financial gains. This is where we provide Los Angeles with a cornerstone service for success.

So what are you waiting for, click the button below to setup an appointment to have our team of experts improve your rental property’s curb appeal with our pressure washing service.

Past Post Recap – LA Window Cleaning

If you haven’t had the chance to read some of our otherposts now is the perfect opportunity. Check out – Hard Water Stain Cleaning Tips & The Best Time TO Clean Your Windows In LA.

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Los Angeles Residential Window Cleaning Tips: Hard Water Stains

Hard-Water Stains – Residential Windows

We have all seen them, and your typical window cleaning methods don’t seem to remove them – hard-water stains. In this post L.A. Elite Window Cleaning will go over what causes these, how you can remove them yourself, and what can happen if they are not taken care of in a timely manner.

Let’s jump right into this and see what causes these buggers.

What Causes Hard-Water Stains

Hard-water stains can be caused by a combination of things, especially while living here in Southern California. Salt and minerals can be carried in from the winds passing over the ocean, acid rain, sprinkler systems, or by varies airborne contaminants here within LA’s bustling urban setting. Over time these contaminants can build up on a buildings exterior, but most noticeably the windows. This build-up can be seen as patchy white areas or cloudy spots similar to those seen on shower doors.

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How-To Remove Yourself

There are specialty cleaners out there; however, we wanted to go ahead and provide you with a cheaper solution using typical household items:

  1. Fill a spray bottle, half water and vinegar (lemon or lime juice works as well);
  2. Spray solution on glass;
  3. Spray a towel with same solution;
  4. Lightly scrub glass with solution dampened towel;
  5. Allow to sit for a few minutes;
  6. Remove with a clean towel;
  7. Repeat if necessary.


Top Reason To Remove Hard-Water Stains

The minerals that are build up on the glass are not only visually unappealing, but they are corroding your glass as well. You must keep in mind that glass is not as smooth as it appears and feels. If you were to highly magnify glass you would see that it is actually quite a porous material. If these stains are not removed in a timely manner the glass may permanently appear stained or scratched. If the stains have been on the windows for quite some time you may want to give a professional, like us, a call to prevent further damage.

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Window Cleaning Recap

As always we would like to thank you for checking out our post, we greatly appreciate your time and hope that this was beneficial. Saying that, just in case you missed some of our previous window specific blogs we encourage you to check out the following: best time to clean windows in LA and clean windows – Los Angeles home selling tip.

Attracting Customers With Clean Windows

In every relationship whether personal or professional, the first impression is an essential aspect when determining the future course of the relationship. Take a walk down a busy street in Los Angeles and you can easily see how much time is spent on creating a window display in order to attract customers into the establishment. This is so important that many stores hire expensive consultants that specialize specifically in creating the ideal display. However, having dirty windows can easily tarnish the effort put forth in creating this advertisement.


This brings us back to our initial point of the impact of the first impression. A customer will associate a dirty window with a dirty store. L.A. Elite Window Cleaning, Inc. offers the solution of commercial window cleaning services in the city of Los Angeles, to help businesses make the best first impression that they possibly can. The remainder of this post will analyze studies that directly reflect first impressions and cleanliness with business success.


First Impressions In Business

Business Insider states that according to science, an individual forms an opinion on a person or business within the first seven seconds. Which is coincidentally roughly the same amount of time it takes someone to walk past a storefront and briefly take a look at what is inside.


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Cleanliness & Attracting Customers


State Systems has provided two statistics that all business owners should take note of.


  1. 95% of shoppers say that store exteriors appearance influence where they shop.
  2. 52% of shoppers will avoid a store entirely is the business appears dirty.


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With this information and statistical data a business owner should be placing a high level of importance on maintaining clean windows and outer business cleanliness. This is especially true for businesses in LA due to the constant flood of tourists and visitors walking the streets.


Services To Achieve a Cleaner Storefront


Elite Window Cleaning offers commercial window, gutter, and pressure washing cleaning services to the Los Angeles area. Working with businesses such as Lagunitas Brewing, Mark Phillips Rugs, Mayweather Boxing Gym, Coffee Bean, and Chipotle. These businesses have stated the following:


“L.A. Elite Window Cleaning has been providing great, reliable window cleaning services for us throughout the last year.”


“We are using L.A. Elite Window Cleaning on a monthly basis to keep our facilities’ windows and mirrors clean, and our customers love it!”


“It’s been a challenge finding a reliable window cleaning company for the last few years, but the guys with L.A. Elite Windows have been super professional and thorough, which is why we’re using them on a weekly basis to clean our storefront windows”


If you are a local business owner looking to capitalize on the opportunity to attract more customers, based on the information provided, simply click the button below to contact L.A. Elite Window Cleaning, Inc. about our commercial services.