Are you planning on listing your Virginia home for sale this fall? If so, you might already have a laundry list of things to accomplish before it is “show ready”, so you may be tempted to leave painting off the list. Deciding whether or not to paint your house before selling is a difficult choice to make. Not only does it add more work, but it’s also an added expense that you won’t get to enjoy personally. However, our team at Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations Inc. has put together a list of 3 reasons why painting your interiors before listing is well worth it.

Painting Before Selling


1. Appeal to More Buyers

You may love the colors you chose for your walls when you first moved in, but that doesn’t mean that your potential buyers will. Maybe it’s been a few years and the paint colors have gone out of style, or maybe your walls are just showing a little more wear and tear than you’d like. Either way, painting your home instantly updates it, and makes it feel fresh and clean for the new buyers.

2. Help Buyers Picture Themselves in Your Home

Painting the home provides a clean slate for the buyers to make it their own. Where you once had a man cave, they’ll be able to picture a room where their kids playing, crafts are coming together, or guests are staying. Once a buyer can see themselves living there, they’ll be more inclined to purchase the space due to the emotional attachment they’ve created.

3. Add Home Value

On top of adding an appeal that can’t be beaten, painting your home also adds to the value and helps you sell it for more money. According to a HomeGain 2012 Top DIY Home Improvements for Seller survey, painting the interior yields a 107% return on investment (ROI). For most homeowners, that value is worth the time, money, and effort.

If we’ve got you convinced that painting will be worth it, but you aren’t sure you can spare the time – we can help! Let Gemini handle the preparation, labor, and clean up, so you can focus on getting your home ready to sell. When working with us, you can expect the best results every time and be assured we will always adhere to the agreed-upon schedule. Our painters care about your design concerns while maintaining fast and efficient methods. In addition to interior painting, we also offer wallcovering and remodeling services in northern Virginia. Contact us today at (571) 501-1405 for an estimate.

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