Are you preparing your home for the market? While there are numerous fixes on your to-do list, we may be able to help you narrow down your most valuable items. We know it’s important to stay on budget and save as much time as possible when selling you home while still being able to ask for the right price. Large scale updates and remodels will dramatically increase the value of your home, but you don’t always have to go to the greatest lengths. You may be surprised what some strategic painting and beautifying can do for your home’s value. Below we have a few of our favorite painting tips for sellers that will get your house off the market fast!
Our Favorite Painting Tips for Sellers
Boost Your Curb Appeal
You know first impressions are everything. If you want to sell your home in a short amount of time and with minimum hassle, it’s critical that the first impression is the best impression.
- Get your exterior pressured washed to refresh siding, patios, decks, and porches. A clean wash will remove dirt, mold, and any stains.
- Paint a fresh coat of exterior paint in a modern color. A nicely painted home on the outside is a huge selling point and may even draw people in that were not planning on buying. When choosing a color for the outside, keep in mind the rest of the neighborhood. If all the houses on the street are beige and tan, don’t paint your house bright green.
- Make your door pop. Choose a bold and stylish color to make your home’s entrance inviting and stand out. For a few examples and inspiration, take a look at these doors on Houzz.com. Who doesn’t love a fun door?
- Repair issues on the outside including broken front steps, cracked sidewalks, wood rot, etc.
Refresh the Interior
Interior paint is so necessary to make the sale. Every realtor will advise you to paint, at least in the front and main rooms.
- Pick a Neutral color. Think bright, light, and stylish. Beige is very popular, renters white is a good clean tone, but gray is also a fantastic and trendy choice. Check out our blog on how to pick the right gray. A neutral tone lends to a clean slate for those walking through your home. Buyers are turned off by bad paint jobs, bright colors, or anything too creative that may clash with their style.
- Don’t ignore the kitchen and bathroom. You will never regret painting those cabinets and walls. A dark color will make those rooms feel small and crowded, which is also a turn off for buyers. Freshen up the area in something bright and inviting such as a light blue for the bathroom or a bright white or light yellow for the kitchen.
Are You Looking for a St. Louis Painting Company?
We are a St. Louis painting company, and help can get your home ready to sell. In addition to painting we also offer carpentry, drywall work, wallpapering, specialty finishing, power washing, deck and fence staining, wood finishing…and more! Just contact us and let us know what you need.