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Home Painting Before Moving: 5 Tips to Increase Home Value

Coronavirus has complicated– if not completely halted– most aspects of normal life. Many Americans have found themselves out of work, or the jobs that they do have are drastically altered. Whether it is a COVID-related job relocation or another reason for a move, most real estate professionals conclude that the housing market has not been significantly impacted by the complications of coronavirus. 

Certainly, this great news for anyone looking to put their home on the market. Even so, it is crucial to make sure you do everything in your power to guarantee you receive a fair offer on your home. Right before a big move is definitely not the time to take on big projects, but hiring interior home painting services is a quick and easy way to boost your home’s value in as little as an afternoon. 

How to Increase Home Value with Painting

  1. Curb Appeal 

It’s easy to assume that curb appeal for a home sale is all about lawns and shrubbery. While these elements of curb appeal are important, they pale in comparison to how crucial it is to have a refreshed home exterior. 

Cracked, fading, or outdated exterior home painting tells your prospecting buyers that you have not invested much in your home. In turn, they are unlikely to invest much themselves, leading them to drive down an offer. 

By hiring exterior home painting services, the first glance your prospective buyers will have is of a home that looks new and fresh– and worth every penny you are asking for. 

  1. Refresh Existing Paint

Obviously, a fresh coat of paint on your interior walls is a must before selling. When buyers walk into your home, they want to enter into that “new home feeling”. Just like buyers love the “new car smell”, a house with freshly painted walls is exciting and desirable for buyers. 

  1. Select a Neutral Palette

While your home served you well, if you are looking to sell, it won’t be yours for much longer. Your daughter may have loved her lime green walls, but a buyer without children may want an office space, rather than a kid’s room. If it is difficult for a buyer to imagine themselves in a space, chances are that they’ll feel less attached to it, and less enthusiastic about putting in an offer. 

Color palettes attuned to your own taste may also look like another project to buyers. Many prospective buyers factor these projects into the price and make lower offers. The best way to combat this is to focus on neutral colors like white, beige, and grey so any buyer can envision themselves in your home because it feels much more move-in ready. 

  1. Check Your Ceilings

Much like your home’s exterior, the ceilings in a home often get neglected. Whether it is the green marks from a too-tall Christmas tree, the remains from a smoothie gone haywire, your ceilings take a beating and are usually left unattended. Ceilings can be tricky to spruce up on your own. If you have drop-tiles, a textured ceiling, or a very highly vaulted ceiling it can feel nearly impossible to complete the project without assistance. 

Hiring interior painting services is a good idea for efficiency without a mess. Skilled professionals like those at ELCO Painting Inc., have the tools and the abilities to complete these complex projects in a snap. 

  1. Consider Flooring

Interior painting doesn’t have to be limited to walls or ceilings– your floors could use a touch-up as well! Particularly in basements or garages, epoxy floorings and other coating materials can add tremendous value to your home. 

Often, garages or basements are viewed as excess spaces that do little else than storage. Finishing the floors in these spaces makes them feel more like finished rooms of their own, even if you don’t have the budget to fully finish and furnish them. Floor refinishing helps you to ensure that you make the most of your square footage and get the highest offer possible. 

Contact ELCO Painting Today

If you’re looking to sell your home, the last thing you need is another project. Between packing, paperwork, and other tasks, your plate is certainly full. Don’t let the chaos of selling a home keep you from getting every cent your house is worth. Let the experts at ELCO Painting help your house put its best foot forward. 

Whether your next home renovation project is cabinet refinishing or a home painting service cost estimate, ELCO Painting is the perfect choice for painting companies in RI and Southeastern Massachusetts. Let our experienced carpentry professionals meet your home’s unique needs and help bring your design dreams to life. 

Give us a call (401-295-2201) or contact us online today to see how the ELCO Painting difference can work for you.