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Curb Appeal (and selecting the right painter)

Curb Appeal (and selecting the right painter)

Whether your property is for rent, for sale, or just for you, curb appeal can make all the difference in the world. With so many rental homes and homes for sale on the OBX, the market is more competitive than ever. The curb appeal of your home can either make or break you in terms of how many rentals you book or how soon your home will sell. If you are skeptical, just ask any rental company or real estate agent.

The most cost effective improvement a homeowner can make to improve curb appeal is paint. A good paint job can cause prospective renters or buyers to overlook other deficiencies, whereas a bad paint job can lead them to over-scrutinize the property. This can lead to lost rental income and lost sales.

It’s easy to understand why painting is the most frequently requested type of work in a massive home improvement market. The cost of painting is relatively low if you hire the right contractor. However, beware of bargain specialists - your “savings” won’t mean much if you receive a low quality product without after-sale service.

So, how do you select a painting contractor? Here on the OBX there is a never ending supply of people who call themselves painting contractors and promise the same job at a lower price.

A good place to start is with trade associations and references. Is your painter a member of the Chamber of Commerce? How about the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)? Membership in these organizations indicates that a contractor is serious about his business, his community, and industry standards. It’s one simple way to start the vetting process.

While every company promises to deliver value, statistics show that this market is sorely lacking in professionalism. If you are still unsure after talking to all bidders, contact the PDCA or the local paint stores. Do your homework, develop relationships with reputable companies, and you’ll sleep better knowing that your property has the curb appeal that makes it stand out from the others.

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Why Customers Choose Beach Painting

  • Expertise - we have the experience and versatility to take on the most demanding painting and residential construction projects.
  • Integrity - we only use the highest grade materials and take the time to do the job correctly.
  • Dependability - our employees are directly employed (not subcontractors) and covered under our liability and workers' compensation policies.
  • Professionalism - we carefully measure all components of the work and provide a detailed scope in our estimates and proposals.
  • Longevity - with over 20 years of steady growth, we have become the largest full-service painting contractor on the Outer Banks.
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