Painting Your Home To Prepare For Sale

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One of the greatest returns on investment and best ways to catch the attention of potential buyers when putting your house on the market is a new paint job! Drab, chipped, and scuffed walls with outdated colors tend to turn those looking at purchasing a home away rather quickly.

The thing about a home’s paint job is that it’s more about how people who look at your home feel than anything else. Buyers won’t be able to put a finger on it, but bring them into a home before and then after a fresh coat of paint, and they will have a more positive perspective of your home overall.

The Biggest Decision is to Hire Professional Painters or DIY

When it comes to choosing to hire painters or paint your home yourself, there are several factors to consider. First of all, especially if you are painting the entire interior or exterior, you don’t want this to be your first experience. Unless you have painted in the past, it’s best to leave the job to the professionals.

Streaks and blisters in the paint or stains that show through the new coat are telltale signs of an amateur job that buyers will spot right away. If you just need to slap on a single coat to brighten a room or two, then you might want to consider doing the job yourself. However, if a lot of scraping, sanding, filling holes, caulking, and other prep work is required, the cost of a professional could be well worth the time it gives you to handle other pre-move tasks instead.

Painting the exterior of your home often requires more expensive equipment and spending time on extension ladders, which can easily lead to an accident for those without much experience. Speaking of safety, when hiring professional painters, make sure to verify they are insured and bonded.

Avoid the Headache of a Flighty Painter

We’ve all heard stories of painters who take the money and run or spend much more time than originally promised to finish the job. Ask friends and family you trust for references while securing multiple estimates. There’s no guarantee you’ll have the same experience, but getting references is certainly wiser than randomly picking a “professional” painter.

Once your home is freshly painted and ready for the market, protect your investment by hiring careful movers like those at Capitol Moving & Storage. Call Capitol Moving & Storage at (860) 415-4400 or use our online contact form to request more information on scheduling your upcoming move.

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