When it comes to selling a home in Calgary’s hot real estate market, it’s important to consider curb appeal.
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Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting and renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, and Cochrane areas, is pleased to announce its top tips for enhancing curb appeal in Calgary’s hot real estate market.
According to the most recent data, Calgary’s housing market is the hottest in the country. In May, Calgary housing prices climbed 8.7% year-over-year, while the national average, comprising 11 markets, was up 4.6%. On a monthly basis, Calgary home prices rose 1.1%—the fourth advance in a row exceeding one percent. The average selling price for an existing home (single family, condo, townhouse) in Calgary is $481,883. (Source: Toneguzzi, M., “Calgary repeat home sales reach new price high,” Calgary Herald, June 12, 2014; http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Calgary+repeat+home+sales+reach+price+high/9931914/story.html.)
“The Calgary Real Estate Board said earlier that while Calgary is a seller’s market, supply is improving; in May, new listings were up 16.5% from the previous year,” says Chris White, owner of Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary. “When it comes to selling a home in Calgary’s hot real estate market, it’s important to consider curb appeal.”
White explains that when a buyer is seeking a property, they first look at the listing online, then drive by to see it. The way a house looks on the outside will determine whether or not they want to arrange a viewing, and if the house doesn’t match what they saw online, they’ll keep on driving.
“Cutting the grass is a good start, but it will take more landscaping than that to create eye-catching curb appeal,” he adds. “Using tall shrubs can help frame and highlight the most interesting features of a property, while flowers can add a dash of vibrancy and colour.”
For the biggest wow factor and greatest return, White suggests considering a coat of exterior paint. It’s a relatively simple and cost-effective way to update a property and increase its value. Whether it’s the trim, shutters, front door, porch, garage door, or the entire exterior, painting can really brighten up a property.
“One of the easiest and most dramatic ways to enhance curb appeal is with exterior paint. In addition to revitalizing a home, exterior paint, sealing, and a general cleanup protect a home from pollution, moisture, mould and rot,” White concludes. “An experienced team of professional painters will know the correct materials for different surfaces and will evaluate different exterior painting methods, discuss colour options, and apply the one best suited for the job at hand.”
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary is the premier painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cochrane, and surrounding areas. With more than 60 years of industry experience, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary offers its clients a full range of professional residential and commercial services, including exterior and interior painting. Platinum Pro Painters also provides a host of other services, such as driveway sealing, pressure washing, graffiti removal, and vinyl and aluminium siding painting. Some of the areas served by Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary include Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, Priddis, Strathmore, High River, Nanton, and Bragg Creek. To learn more about Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, visit the company’s web site at http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com or call toll free 1-855-847-2468 (PAINT).