"There are only two items that are consistently proven to raise the value of a home; quality painting and custom trim/mouldings. Studies show that these kinds of investments average a return of 141% on the investment ...
... a new custom paint job by a professional painting contractor will ensure that your home looks clean, fresh and stylish when buyers come. Additionally, a well-equipped house painter can professionally install crown mouldings, custom baseboards, chair rail, wainscoting and coffered ceilings for a truly classy look." (Manorworks.com)
“One of the fastest ways to make a better first impression with buyers is to paint the exterior of the home. A fresh coat of paint will freshen up the exterior and modernize the appearance.” (Truila.com)
"A fresh coat of paint in the living room, kitchen and master bathroom — the most important rooms in the house — will pay big dividends, says Elizabeth Blakeslee, an agent with Coldwell Banker, "Paint is one of the easiest and cheapest things you can do to freshen up your home and add zip to it." (ColdwellBanker.com)