“Painting is the most cost-effective way to prepare your home for sale. Buyers want to see homes in move-in condition—they don’t have the time or desire to undertake the work themselves. Almost always, homes sell much faster and the seller is able to protect the home’s value.”
Tom Matthews and Joanne Taranto, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Buying or selling a home is an ideal time to consider the effect that sprucing up a home can make. From selling a home faster to customizing your space to your own taste, a freshly painted home adds value to real estate transactions. TLC Painting will work with your realtor

 

During the process of buying a home, if it hasn’t been freshly painted it’s an ideal time to think about repainting and personalizing the space before you move in. With professional painters, many projects can be finished quickly and have minimal effect on your timeline.

 

Selling a Home in Massachusetts

Painting is truly a miracle-worker when it comes to selling a home, especially if it’s been a while since you last painted. These are just some of the advantages:

 

Less time on the market. A freshly painted home tends to sell much faster. Prospective buyers may not be able to see your home’s true appeal if it looks dingy from old paint. If you need a quick turnaround or if your home has been on the market for a while, painting is the most cost-effective way to speed up the transaction process.

 

Protected value. Your Realtor will tell you that fresh paint makes a dramatic difference to the number of offers received on a home, as well as helps to maintain the home’s value. Especially with fine homes, painting provides a substantial return on your investment.

 

Increased curb appeal. A professionally painted home makes a striking impact when prospective buyers pull up to the curb, as does a bright entryway. A great first impression helps buyers see the rest of your home in a more positive light.

 

Truly “move-in condition.” Most buyers look for homes in move-in condition, and trying to sell a home that isn’t can put you at a disadvantage. This is especially true with fine homes, and for buyers relocating from other areas.

 

Broader appeal. If your home has lively décor and dramatic colors, it may appeal to only a small pool of potential buyers. Fresh paint in neutral color palettes help buyers picture themselves moving in, pronto!

 

If you think your home would benefit from a makeover, contact TLC Painting for a free estimate. We can advise you on which areas of your home need repainting before putting it on the market.


Residential Exterioir

Buying a Home

During the process of buying a home, if it hasn’t been freshly painted it’s an ideal time to think about repainting and personalizing the space before you move in. With professional painters, many projects can be finished quickly and have minimal effect on your timeline.

 

Efficient project management. You’ll save yourself some effort if you schedule a painting project to occur after the closing but before you begin to move in. An empty home allows the painters to work most efficiently and get finished quickly.


A brand-new look. Painting before you move in will give your new place a fresh, bright look and will replace worn with wonderful. It will be a great start to your new life in your new home.


Personalized to your taste. Whatever your style—be it elegant, bold, classic, or understated—personalizing your new space will help to turn it from a “house” to your “home.” Talk to a friend with a great sense of color, or work with TLC Painting because we have amazing color expertise!


Expand your options. If you haven’t found a home you like within your price range, you can expand your options by considering homes that could become ideal with just the right makeover. By allocating some of your budget to personalization, painting, repairs, etc., you can create a home that’s perfect for you.


And one other thing:


Cost-Effective “New” Cabinets

Sometimes a house can look really great, except for the cabinets. Whether they’re in the kitchen or bathroom, cabinets usually grab our eyes first when we walk into a room. And if they’re dull or worn or otherwise unappealing, they can drag down a whole room.


Now, there’s a method to apply paint with a sprayer that leaves cabinets looking like they’re fresh from the factory! And, just as great, it costs a fraction of the cost of replacing them.


So whether you’re buying or selling, keep this alternative in mind to give your cabinets a dramatic face-lift if they need it.


TLC Painting has more than a quarter-century’s experience in helping home-buyers and sellers with their painting needs. We’d be happy to provide a free estimate for your painting project—just give us a call.


Check out the photos in our fun “Before and After Gallery” to see what a painting makeover can do for you!