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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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“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.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, CA

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“I just wanted to thank you all for doing such a phenomenal job on our recent house painting. We are very happy with the outcome and can't say enough good things about the crew. Everyone working on the project was outstanding and made it a great experience. Thanks to everyone.”

— Daylan
Piedmont

“Just had MB Jessee paint the interior of our house and they did a wonderful job. They tackled some crazy wallpaper as well as painted some very high ceilings and walls. The whole process was quick and they did a great job! We are very pleased. I was also very impressed by the crew. They were very personable, kind and actually took pride in the work they were doing. In one of our conversations with the lead Ricardo, he actually told me he was very proud of how the rooms had turned out. I agree sir! It turned out great and it's not often you hear someone thinking of your home like they would theirs, and putting that level of work and quality into it. That made a huge difference in how I viewed this company. Ricardo, you were fantastic and thank you for the great job, we will be using you again.”

— Jeff M.
Danville, CA

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill

“The people at M.B. Jessee are great – from the painters to the office staff to Matt. Talk about leadership from the top.”

— Kevin Ames, Mark Becker Homes

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“Thank you for the support you have given the Women's Cancer Resource Center over the past year!”

— Margo - Director Women's Cancer Resource Center

“Many thanks to Rigoberto and Damon and the extraordinary team who transformed my castle in the skies.They are magicians. I appreciate their work very much.”

— Kathleen A
San Francisco

“Edy and crew are hard at work. They are doing a great job. Very professional outfit you have. Your crew is a delight. You may use me for a reference!”

— Heidi B
Walnut Creek