A very good time to have your home’s interior professionally painted is before you plan to sell. The investment you make to have an expert do the work could very well give you a nice return.
If you need to sell and move quickly, as with a job-related move, you will find that hiring a professional painter can remove part of the stress associated with preparing your home for sale.
How The Buyer Views Your Home
Before you sell your home, you should consider the things you can do to increase its resale value. It’s important to see it with different eyes, in a critical light, as the prospective buyer would do. Your home should be presented with as new an appearance as possible. You may not notice the signs of daily wear on walls, such as smudges, pitting, or the colour fade that inevitably comes with age, but the chances are the buyer will. This can adversely affect resale value.
Although interior painting may seem like an easy job, attempting it yourself can take longer than you would expect. The average home has areas that are extremely difficult to paint, such as high ceilings or tight spaces. Most home owners are self-trained with little experience. Invariably, mistakes will occur that take even more time to amend. Add to this the risk to safety that comes with trying to paint these areas on your own.
A Clean, New Appearance
Professional painters can dramatically improve the appearance of your home by refreshing its interior colours, or changing them as needed. They can paint an entire home in a brief amount of time, usually within a few days.
Your painter will be concerned about using the right quality paint to cover wall defects and all prior paint colours, as well as presenting a smooth surface. Acute areas, such as edging and corners, will be handled with care using the right tools for a finished, seamless appearance. High ceilings and tight spaces that would be difficult for you to tackle will be easy for a professional.
The outcome will be a home that is ready for visitors and will command a higher price.
Preparing to sell your home for a planned move is stressful enough without adding the headache of do-it-yourself repairs. Professional painters can do the job in significantly less time than you could, allowing you to enjoy you