If you’re like many homeowners, you probably have ever wished to stay in one home and never, ever have to move again. From selling your current house and buying a new one to packing and transporting your valuables in between, moving houses can be quite daunting, and sometimes a huge inconvenience.
Moving seems to have become part of our lives. Many people move because of work, family, school, insecurity, and change in personal preferences. Whatever your reason, moving to a new home is an opportunity to make new beginnings. If you find yourself needing, wanting, or having to move once again, you will likely need to prepare the home you are living in for resale or fix it up to be rented out.
If you’re selling your home, you want to make sure that both the interior and exterior look attractive and the lawns and landscaping are well manicured. But must you really repaint your home when planning to resell it? Well, to better answer that question, let’s start by taking a quick look at some of the benefits of repainting before reselling.
Reasons You Should Paint Your Home Before Selling
Appeals to More Buyers
Have you ever driven past a home and wondered, “Do people actually live in this home?” Well, when selling your home, you don’t want potential buyers to get the same impression of your house. When potential buyers come around for house viewing, they will carry the impression they get when they walk into your home throughout the house viewing session. A quick repaint will instantly transform the look of your home and boost its curb appeal.
It’s More than Just Painting
If you’re hiring a professional painting contractor like Serious Business Painting, you would be glad to note that it’s not just about changing the color on your walls. Residential painting is a detailed and lengthy home maintenance process that begins by inspecting the condition of the walls and noting down any areas that need special attention and repairs.
The pros will first clean your exterior thoroughly, replace any missing caulking and address mildew, mold and other organic growth. At a small extra charge, they can repair or replace any missing and damaged wood, drywall, and gutters. During initial inspection and surface preparation, they might also be able to point out any non-obvious issues such as water damage or hidden wood rot.
Adds to the Value of Your Home
In addition to attracting and appealing to more potential buyers, painting your home actually adds value to it. No one wants to pay more for a house that looks neglected, old and tired. To many potential buyers, an exterior that has signs of paint failure such as paint peeling, cracking and mildew growth written all over it implies that the interior is equally neglected and has numerous repair issues.
Re-Painting Your House
If it’s been over a couple of years since you last painted your home’s exterior, the best way is to have the entire exterior repainted. This is because trying to patch up a few areas will produce patches of mismatched colors, even if you use the same exact paint brand and color. The sun’s UV rays, wind, rain, and other factors have worked to degrade the color and sheen. While at it, make sure your front door stands out by painting it a contrasting but coordinating color that grabs the attention and welcomes potential buyers.
The Bottom Line
Trying to sell a home that has mildew, peeling and cracking paint and unappealing curbside can be quite difficult. Repainting is the easiest and cheapest way to restore your home’s good looks and increase its value.
Need professional assistance repainting your home? Serious Business Painting Company can help. We are currently serving the areas of Louisville, Shelby County, Oldham County, Anchorage, Prospect, and Jefferson Town, Kentucky. Simply book a free estimate below or call us 502-641-7969 if you need any more information.