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Selling A Mississauga Condo

January 7, 2013

Preparing to Sell Your Mississauga Condo - To Paint or Not to Paint That Is the Question


Should you give your house a new coat of paint when you're trying to sell your Mississauga condo? Good question. The answer is a resounding no if your walls are in good shape and the color is relatively neutral. Otherwise, it's time to head to the local condo improvement store and pick up a few gallons of paint. This is the one condo improvement you can do that will show itself in a faster sale and quite often a better offer to purchase.


Your ceilings and walls are being noticed


It's quite interesting to see how long a condo viewer will actually stare at your ceilings and walls. While they are looking for evidence of a leaking roof or any cracks in the ceiling or walls, what they will notice are grease stains and a bad paint job.


Painting your condo can be a do-it-yourself job involves the whole family. Simply fix up the cracks in the walls and the holes with fiberglass tape covered with joint compound. Sand the area and then get prepared for the painting by purchasing some paint, rollers and paint brushes. Oh - and don't forget the tarp or heavy plastic too! You'll want to keep your furniture protected as well as your carpeting or flooring.


Choose neutral tones for the paint color like a cream or a light coffee type of tone. While you may enjoy a bright purple living room, you cannot assume that everyone else will. When you sell your Mississauga condo you’ll need to consider majority opinion and that always comes down to neutral colors. Majority rules when you're trying to make a sale.




As a general rule, take down the wallpaper completely. You chose the wallpaper based on personal preference and as with the paint, the majority of viewers will not share your own personal decorating style. Use a cheap wallpaper steamer to remove the paper and then paint over the area using the advice given above.


When it's time to sell your Mississauga condo it's time to take a look at the paint job on both the walls and the ceiling. In most cases you can do the painting yourself but if time is really an issue, or you don't have the confidence, you can hire an inexpensive painting company to do it for you. When your house really needs a new paint job it's a small price to pay for a quicker sale.

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