Paint Before Your Home Is Inspected - Home Selling Tips
One of the worst things any homeowner can do when
planning on selling their home is to forget about making any home
repairs. Worse than that though, would be painting the home before
making any home repairs. I don't know how many people I run into, who
painted their homes without making the necessary home repairs, only to
end up painting the home again after the home repairs have been made.
If you're planning on selling your home, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get the home inspection out of the way. The home inspector will come in, inspect the home and tell you what needs to be fixed or repaired. You make the repairs and then you paint the home, don't paint the home and then make the repairs.
Making the necessary repairs first and then painting the home can save you a lot of frustration and money. I was working on a home one time that had wood rot in termite damage, but the home looked like it had just been painted. The next time I ran into the homeowner, I asked him about the home,” When was the home painted last.”
The homeowner told me that the home was painted two weeks ago, even though I was scheduled to make the repairs, one week before that. It didn't seem to bother him, because he was going to make over $475,000 selling his home. Sometimes people selling homes are making so much money off of the sale that they really don't care about the home anymore, their priority is the money.
I got to admit, sometimes you can't see all of the home repairs and it takes a professional home inspector or pest control inspection, before any damage is brought to your attention. Get all of your home inspections done first, before painting your home.