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Painting Projects That Increase Home Value and Marketability

Painting Projects That Increase Home Value and Marketability

Home improvement is a perpetual goal if you own your own property. You’re invested in its health and beauty, and want to take advantage of the freedom you have to make the spaces where your life happens your very own.

If you’re selling your home this spring or summer, your overall improvement strategy is probably shifting a little. Rather than thinking only about your personal vision, your focus expands to include what prospective buyers might look for and value.

What will make your property stand out from the other listings? What will catch their eye? And, of course, how can you create the most value for the smallest investment?

Let’s Start Outside - Exterior Painting to Boost Curb Appeal and Value

Complete Exterior Painting

If your home needs it, complete exterior painting is one of the most powerful ways at your disposal to offer a fresh, inviting welcome. It’s a wonderful selling point too. After all, most potential buyers aren’t thrilled by the idea of a to-do list being handed to them with the keys.

Touch-Ups and Light Repairs

If your home just needs a little attention, investing in touch-up painting and carpentry repairs can go a long, long way. Patching and repairing cracked stucco also helps to eliminate question marks or red flags.

Power Washing

When done correctly, power washing is a wonderful way to refresh tired surfaces. Siding, decks, patios, and walkways all can benefit, especially since mildew and dirt will make your property look older than than it really is.

Have Fun!

Let your creativity shine a little, and try painting your home with fresh accent colors to help it stand out. A bold pop of color on your front door, or garage door, can make your home memorable. It also shows your prospective buyer that you have taken an interest in and cared for your home. That can go a long way!

How About Interior House Painting?

Fresh Wall Colors

A freshly-painted house feels like a clean slate. On top of that, it looks wonderful too. Here’s an important tip to consider as you choose a color: keep it fairly neutral.

Trust us.

It won’t feel “boring” and become a negative. Potential buyers want a place that they can make their own, and, as we just mentioned, fresh walls can feel like a clean slate. If, on the other hand, you paint the downstairs bathroom purple, it might become a turn-off to someone who doesn’t love the idea of a purple bathroom.

Bright, clean, and full of potential is the way to go.

Cabinet Painting

We recently wrote another article about why exactly cabinet painting is popular here in the Bay Area. The reasons we listed then primarily focused on benefits for existing homeowners, but when resale value is being discussed painting in your kitchen takes on a whole new level of value. Today’s buyer focuses more on kitchens and bathrooms than anywhere else, making these spaces a huge potential selling point.

If your kitchen is dated or tired, adding a stylish finish can be one of the wisest choices you could make.

Talk to a Painting Company You Can Trust

Do you have a list of goals and ideas that you’d like to prioritize? Talking to a reputable painting company about your painting and repair needs is a fantastic place to start. If you live here in the Bay Area, why not contact us at MB Jessee? We would love the opportunity to connect with you.


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— Heidi B
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— Beth
Oakland

“The painters at MB Jesse are top notch! Cesar's team was super friendly and helpful. They were very polite and accommodating. Their expertise in everything painting related was evident in their attention to detail and efficiency painting tricky spaces. The apartment looks brand new!”

— Adam Swisher

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

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— Richard
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“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

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