How Painting Your House Before Selling It Can Provide You a Significant ROI
We all know that right now is not the best time to sell a house; however, in some cases it is plain necessary. If this is your case, and in order to sell your home as fast as possible, you must learn the best ways to make it more appealing to potential buyers.
According to most realtors, the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make a house look great and sell fast is to give it a new coat of paint. It has been confirmed that your house’s price can go up as much as 10% when it is well painted. Painting your home before you sell it may sound like a hassle; nevertheless, the majority of buyers run away from houses that look like they are falling apart.
By investing in a good painting company, you will receive a very high return on the project and will sell your home in a fraction of the time that it would take otherwise.
Following are the basic steps you should take to get your house ready for sale:
Wash the exterior
First, you must pressure wash the house’s exterior with warm water and a biodegradable soap. If your house is well kept, washing the walls may be all you need to do to get the exterior presentable; if not, this is crucial to prepare the surface for the primer.
You should also pressure wash the decks and fences, since this will make them look like new. In addition, a well maintained home always presents clean windows; thus, leave them sparkling.
Choose neutral colors
Remember that you are not painting the house for yourself but to sell it; thus, you must choose a color scheme that will please a general audience; forget about making a personality statement.
Believe it or not, the color of the exterior affects the venture’s success. A serious company will confirm that the best color scheme is one that is durable, neutral, and blends in with the surrounding homes.
Paint the house
Once the exterior is clean, it will be easy to spot the damaged areas. You will have to replace rotting wood, damaged trim, and ugly fixtures, and will have to paint the stained or peeled areas yourself or hire expert painters to do it for you.
Be attentive to the house’s interior and to details such as doors and trim, because these attract a lot of attention and must look impeccable. Whether you hire a company or choose to DIY, you should do ample research in advance and employ high quality materials.
The majority of people can tell if a house has been well painted or just covered up, and the last thing you want is to have a potential buyer speculate what you could be hiding.
Fix the lawn
A maintained lawn, window boxes, and pots of colorful flowers complement any paint job in a way that makes your home go from nice to absolutely gorgeous.
To get the best out of your home’s surroundings, try this:
- Install vinyl shutters to enliven the windows.
- Plant colorful flowers.
- Replace the old mailbox with a colorful new one.
- Install non-slip tread on the front steps and get a new welcome mat to contrast nicely with the paint color.
Do not underestimate the value of curb appeal, first impressions DO count. Your house may have the most state of the art kitchen and spa-like bathroom, but if the paint has faded inside and/or outside, these will not impact the buyer. That first impression may be the difference between a buyer agreeing to check the property or stating that it is not worth their time.
MB Jessee is residential and commercial painting contractor that provides professional painting services to San Francisco, East Bay and Contra Costa Counties.
Most of our painting projects are located in and around the Downtown areas including: Piedmont, Pacific Heights and East Bay; however, we will travel outside of our traditional services to serve new clients.
Our team of professional painters is trained to work on single-family homes, custom homes, high-rise condos and high-end commercial buildings, and in every case, at MB Jessee we are committed, and promise you, the highest quality paint job.
We are excited to work with businesses and homeowners who demand the best service and who want their homes to get the best quality paint job.
We offer you a free consultation to assess your home’s condition and to confirm if it is in need of our painting services including:
- Interior painting
- Complete exteriors
- Custom color experts
- Unique wood stains
- Decorative finishes
- Residential and commercial painting
So, if you are the type of person who understands the value of very high quality paintwork and wants to work with a company you can trust, contact us to discuss your project.
We welcome you to make us accountable for our work, because our reputation lies with you.