Should I Paint My House Before Selling?

So, you’ve decided to sell your home – congratulations! Whether you’re relocating to a new area, moving from your starter home to your dream house, or downsizing after your children have moved out, selling your home represents big changes in your life. There are so many things to do to prepare for a sale, and the last thing you want to think about is painting your house.

While it may seem to only add to the stress and take away from the excitement, painting your home before putting it on the market is important. Read on to learn why you should paint your house before selling, and how Hemlock Painting can help.

Reasons Why You Should Paint Your House Before Selling

Maybe you’ve never seen the need to paint your home, or perhaps you’ve been able to do one room at a time at your leisure. The idea of painting the whole house top to bottom, especially during a stressful move, is daunting. However, there are many benefits of painting your home before selling.

The most important reason is that first impressions matter when you’re selling your home. The last thing you want is for a potential buyer to not see your home for what you know it is – a wonderful place to live. When people are making an investment like buying a house, they want to make sure they’re making the right decision. Painting your home makes it look its best so the buyer can trust that they’re getting the best value for their money. In fact, painting your home can actually increase its value!

Painting the interior of your home also gives you the opportunity to mask any imperfections that have come up over the years. While small scratches and stains over the years may not have bothered you, you also don’t want buyers to notice. A fresh paint job provides a blank canvas for buyers, covering up any signs of wear and tear.

While painting the interior of your home is a must pre-sale, there is also value in painting the exterior of your home. The very first thing the buyer will see is the outside of your house. If there is chipping paint or signs of weather damage, they’ll be less excited about the inside of the home, even if its perfectly kept. Painting the outside of the house reflects the high-quality space they’ll find on the side. See if you should consider painting the exterior of your home here.

Best Colour to Paint Your House for Sale

Now that you see the value in painting your house for sale, your next question might be: what colour do I choose? Your personal aesthetic may call for calm and simple colours, or you might prefer a vibrant accent wall. If you’re painting the exterior of your home, we recommend a simple update of its current colour. It won’t overly change the outside appearance of the home, preventing any unsightly surprises.

However, when it comes to painting your house for sale, white walls always are the best option. White walls are anything but boring. The simplicity of white makes it the perfect backdrop for potential buyers’ imaginations to run wild. Because white goes with everything, buyers will easily be able to imagine their décor and furniture in the space. White walls also make your space appear brighter and more spacious, adding more curb appeal.

Interested in learning more about painting your walls white? Check out our blog on how white walls can enhance a space here.

Why Have Professionals Paint Your House Before Selling

Even with all of the benefits, painting your home is still a massive undertaking. You’re not only dealing with the intricacies of selling your home; you are also preparing for your own move, not to mention the emotions attached to leaving a place you love so much. Hiring professional painters is the best option.

Some of the benefits of hiring a painting company to paint your house before selling include:

  • Saving time. Painting your home isn’t easy; preparing the walls and buying the supplies take up a lot of time, not to mention the actual paint job. Focus your energy on packing up your home, preparing your new place, and enjoying your final memories before the sale; let the experts take care of the painting.
  • Ensuring quality. You want to make the right impression on potential buyers. A professional painting company provides high-quality painting throughout the home, relieving you the pressure of having to make it look perfect yourself.
  • Professional painters know exactly what paint to use on which surface, what finish is best in each room, and have all of the supplies needed for painting your home. This ensures that every single room will look as good as the last.
  • Being unsatisfied with your own paint job may result in more money spent on extra painting supplies and long hours spent on touch-ups. When you work with Hemlock Painting, this isn’t something you need to worry about. Our customer satisfaction guarantee ensures that you’ll be happy with your painting, and if you aren’t, we’ll come back and fix it!

Prepare Your House for Sale in Vancouver

If you’re selling your home in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, you can trust Hemlock Painting to provide you with the pre-sale home painting that you need. Our customers trust us for our professionalism, customer service, and high-quality work. From interior to exterior paint jobs, we’ll ensure that your home is prepared for Vancouver’s competitive real estate market.

For more information, give us a call today at (604) 330-7609 or book your free estimate here.