Should I have it painted before selling? Opinions wanted!
We're looking to list by the end of next month. My question is: Should I have it painted before listing?
Will probably list for something like $265,000 to give you a frame of reference.
I got one quote from a painter for $3,000. (It's a relatively expensive state.) I might try to get other quotes and see if I can get a painter for $2500 but I know from friends that I'm not going to find a painter for much cheaper around here.
Painting it ourselves it not an option. Also I'm going to ask you guys for suggestions on what, if anything, to do with the kitchen cabinets and maybe some other "staging" type questions but right now I just need to know whether to contract with a painter.
It's the early 1990's builder-grade, the paint and trim are all the same pale yellow/white/beige and it's cracking around the doorframes. It looks gross to me but then again the Realtor told us the average buyer spends a mere 15 minutes in a house before deciding whether to offer so maybe these things aren't so noticeable to justify a 3k investment in just paint. Pics below. Please tell me what you guys think!!