Getting Ready to Sell Your Home – Tip #1

Thinking about what to do to your house to get it ready to sell? Here’s one of the things that Buyers really hate, and that Sellers can remedy before putting their house on the market that won’t break the bank, but will dramatically improve the sell-ability: Popcorn ceilings.

If you’ve lived with a popcorn ceiling, you know that it accumulates dirt, defies cleaning and is impossible to paint. Worse, if your home was built prior to the mid-1980s, it may contain asbestos.

Removal is a messy and laborious process, with or without asbestos. The material must be wetted down and scraped and the underlying wallboard wiped clean. Once the popcorn is gone, the ceiling is usually repaired with joint compound, textured and painted. Even if there’s no asbestos, you probably should hire a drywall or painting contractor for the job.

Before you tackle this job or any others, contact us. Team Patereau will gladly tour your home and make suggestions about what needs to be done, and what not to worry about in the current market. We’d love to hear from you.


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