How painting the interior and exterior or your home can make it sell quicker and for more money!
Most realtors will agree that a fresh coat of paint is the best investment you can make when you’re getting ready to put your home on the market. We’ve heard it a thousand times: light, bright and neutral walls will sell a home — and it’s true. But let’s kick it up a notch and explore some of the best industry secrets on how to get the biggest bang for your brush with the magic of paint.
It all depends on the paint colors you choose for particular rooms or home features. Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis (a review of more than 32,000 sold homes across the country) found that blue bathrooms in particular (in shades of powder blue or light periwinkle) sold for $5,440 more, while the exterior of homes painted “greige” sold for $3,496 more than homes that were painted a medium brown or with tan stucco. And sometimes, all you have to do is paint your front door a different color—doors painted in shades of dark navy blue or slate gray sold for $1,514 more.
For potential buyers, outdated wallpaper or oddly colored walls can be a deterrent. In fact, many realtors will recommend replacing wallpaper and applying a fresh coat of paint to make a home feel more modern and neutral.
“The more neutral the walls, the more potential buyers can picture themselves in the home, almost all painting and wallpaper requests from homeowners looking to sell is for neutral colors.”
If you are selling or buying a home and need help with deciding how to paint we can help. Just drop us a line at 609-222-4935 or fill out a contact form and we will get back to you ASAP.