No one wants their house to sit on the market for any longer than necessary. And everyone wants to sell their house for the best price possible. There are lots of things you can do to prepare your property for the market and most of them only require an investment of your time. While painting your house does require you to purchase painting materials or hire a professional painter, it’s a worthwhile investment if you want to sell your house faster and for a higher price.
Why Does House Painting Increase a Home’s Value?
Painting is a relatively inexpensive way of giving your home a facelift. First impressions matter and a fresh paint job can make the difference between a quick sale and having to endure an open house week after week after week. Painting your house can also increase the final sale price of your home.
Some homeowners think painting is a waste of time as the new owners will want to choose their own colours once they move in. While this is partially true, it is also the case that buyers prefer freshly painted homes. Clean walls help potential buyers to picture their own furniture and decor and also reassures them that repainting won’t have to be an urgent priority.
If you’ve decided to give your house a mini-makeover before putting it on the market with a fresh coat of paint, you need to be careful with your colour selection. It’s easy to make the mistake of choosing colours that you like as opposed to colours that will help your house sell. So, what are the best paint colours to sell a house?
- Rule #1 – Neutrals are your friend. Think whites, greys and light blues to give your home a contemporary, spacious feel.
- Rule #2 – Avoid dark colours indoors as they will make your interior spaces look and feel smaller. Boutique or in-vogue colours should also be avoided as these tend to age badly.
- Rule #3 – Avoid pure whites and yellow-based colours. The former will make your home feel sterile, and the latter can be a hard colour to match with.
- Rule #4 – Don’t do it on the cheap, or you might end up creating problems that weren’t there in the first place.
And remember, when in doubt, consult a professional! Nelson’s Painting can help with interior painting, exterior painting, and we also offer a colour consultation service.