Painting To Sell Your Home

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Should You Have A Home Painted Before Selling?


When it comes to selling your home and getting the greatest return on your investment, having your home professionally painted before you put it on the market is one of the best things you can do (along with changing dated plumbing and electrical fixtures, having it professionally staged, changing outdated floors, and so on). The paint job really ties it all together and tremendously increases the value of your home. Professional painters are experts and know just how to make your home look its best, and they can often do it for a fraction of the cost of a full-blown renovation. And, according to most real estate agents and home staging pros, a professionally painted home will likely sell faster and sell for more.


House Interior 
A home seller should always make sure that their home has been recently painted. Prospective home-buyers will be looking carefully for clues on how well the home has been maintained. Your painters will repair small holes, scuffs, and dings to make sure your home looks well taken care of. Also, a fresh coat of neutral-coloured paint will be more appealing as you want the buyer to notice the room first, not your ‘creative’ accent wall that was painted 8 years ago. 

Ensuring your home is well-painted before selling is a great investment. A professional paint job will most likely result in a higher return on investment than most other forms of home improvements, and potential buyers will be impressed with a turnkey home.


 

Get your home ready for sale with a professional interior paint job

Surface Repairs and Wallpaper Removal

A painting company will carefully repair, patch, sand, and clean your wall before applying a new coat of paint. Any noticeable drywall tape failures and water damage spots must be repaired prior to a sale to demonstrate the integrity of your home, as well as not lose any value. If you have old wallpaper, this is the perfect time to have it professionally removed and walls painted to match the rest of the home.  

 

Updated Colours

Homebuyers are quick to judge any of your personal colour choices. Prior to selling you should ask your painter for the latest neutral colour trends for homes in your area. As home stagers will tell you, the preparation process of selling a home is about “de-personalizing a home” and making it as neutral as possible. Popular colours are greys, greiges (grey and beige), or standard off-whites that will allow your buyers to picture your house with their colour schemes. Remember, lighter colours also add brightness to the rooms and can make them appear more spacious.


 

House Exterior

When was the last time you checked your home’s curb appeal? If possible, consider updating the exterior of your home with new paint or stain.  At the very least consider painting window and door frames, and perhaps the doors themselves with a new updated colour.  The curb appeal of a home is very important and will make the lasting first and last impression of your prospective buyer. Make sure it's as positive as possible!

In a Seller’s Market…

In a seller's market, it might not seem like spending the extra money on professional painters is really required, but remember you want your house to sell for maximum value as quickly as possible. A quality painted and staged home will help your home stand out from the crowd, and generate more competing offers.

 

All of these things considered: you'll probably be advised by your realtor to hire a professional who can produce the type of paint job that will impress home buyers and allow you to sell quickly and receive the best selling price. 

 

Altona Painting has been a leading painting company in Ajax and Durham Region for nearly five years. We have worked closely with property owners, home stagers, and realtors in all stages of a home sale. If you have any questions about painting your home or are looking for advice on how to help prep your home for sale in the Durham region, we have lots of experience working with property owners like you.   

 

So if you are planning to sell your house, and are looking for a highly rated and quality professional painting company: call or text me directly for a free estimate.

Michael Cappa - Owner Altona Painting,  Ajax

(905) 903-2599. 

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We pride ourselves on providing fast, detailed, and competitive paint quotes. Use the quote process to ask all your painting questions and get advice from experienced professionals. 

 

"Our detailed quotes include all of your expectations, and then some. Our goal is to leave you in awe, and to make it look like we never came and left!"

 

- Michael Cappa, Owner at Altona Painting

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