While everyone can see work that needs to be done in their home before putting it on the market, it’s important not to over-improve a home. Owners might see value in it, but potential buyers may not.
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Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting and renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, and Cochrane areas, is weighing in on Calgary’s red-hot resale housing market and how property owners can maximize their resale efforts.
According to the MLS Home Price Index, Calgary is home to the hottest resale market. At 10.48%, Calgary experienced the biggest annual price growth; the national aggregate was 5.33%, with sales rising to their highest level since March 2010. While the number of homes listed nationwide inched up 0.4% month-over-month in July, fewer homes were listed in the Calgary area. (Source: “Canadian home sales edge higher in July,” The Canadian Real Estate Association web site, August 15, 2014; http://creastats.crea.ca/natl/index.htm.)
“Traditionally, people tend to think of spring as the busiest time for real estate. But when it comes to selling a property, many buyers prefer to house hunt in the autumn,” says Chris White, owner of Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary. “To help maximize offers, those selling their home in the autumn should take the time to freshen up the outside with exterior paint and also consider doing the same for the inside.”
White explains that when it comes to the exterior of a home, peeling or faded paint or trim suggests a property isn’t well maintained. A newly painted exterior can freshen up a property; just having the exterior trim professionally painted can enhance the overall appearance. Those wanting to spruce up their home by having the front door repainted should think about a colour and outdoor paint that will weather the harsh Calgary elements.
“While everyone can see work that needs to be done in their home before putting it on the market, it’s important not to over-improve a home. Owners might see value in it, but potential buyers may not,” White adds. “One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to enhance the home’s appearance and create interest to buyers is with interior painting. When it comes to transforming a home, nothing works like it.”
Even though most people can do an okay job with interior painting, White advises that a team of seasoned professionals like Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary will do an excellent one. That’s because they have the experience and know the industry techniques and tricks to get the job done right. Whereas some want the job done as quickly as possible, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary understands it takes time to prep, prime, and paint a room properly.
“Going quickly and cutting corners can cost more in the long run: that includes removing bigger pieces of furniture, covering the floor, and removing doors, light fixtures, and hardware. And if repairs are being done, drywall dust can go everywhere or a single drop of paint can splash over a wide area,” White concludes. “Property owners in Calgary looking to make the most from the sale of their homes should consider hiring a professional interior painting firm. A fresh coat of paint will help the home stand out, and it shows prospective buyers that the house is well cared for.”
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 at 1-855-847-2468 (PAINT).