Paint Your Way to Higher Property Values

Paint Your Way To

It’s time to put your house on the market, and you want to get the most out of your investment.  Look no further than a brush and a can of good old fashioned paint.

One of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of your home is to paint it.  When rooms and exterior walls are freshly painted they look cleaner, newer, and just plain better.

Chipped and pealing paint is an immediate turnoff to prospective buyers.  Invest a small amount of money and a little bit of your time and before you know it, your home will become a much hotter commodity.

Repaint The Front Door

Would-be buyers have to enter your house before they decide to buy your house.  One of the first impressions you have the chance to make is the condition and look of your front door.  Your front door sets the tone for the rest of the walk-through.

A welcoming color creates feelings of warmth and home to house hunters.  When choosing a color to paint your front door, consider the following:

  • Coordinate colors with the rest of your home’s exterior
  • Choose a color that meshes with the tone of the neighborhood
  • Lighter and Deeper colors tend to catch the eye
  • Pick something popular and current

Use Neutral Colors On Walls

Deciding to paint is the easy conclusion to come to.  Which colors to use, however, can seem a little bit more overwhelming.  Remember when making your choices that bright colors could scare potential buyers off. Opt for warm, yet subtle shades of

  • Beige
  • Cream or
  • Gray

These create the illusion of light and more space! Furthermore, new buyers want the option to make the home their own.  Neutral colors allow them to customize the house after they purchase it and with much less effort.

White Ceilings

Fixing cracks and chips in the ceiling eliminates eye soars that may draw the attention of potential buyers.  Once repaired choose white to paint with.  White ceilings reflect light and thus create the illusion of a bigger room while making the entire space brighter and more inviting.

Touch Up Trim, Door Casings, Window Frames, etc.

Pealing or faded paint on exterior trim send a message to your buyers that the home was not taken care of.  Eliminate these concerns by:

  • Washing all of your house’s trim and frames
  • Sanding them down
  • Coating them with fresh paint

Need Help?

Making the right choices can be a daunting task.  If you find yourself confused while choosing the correct paint for each of the jobs outlined above, contact any member of our team.  We are always ready to help.  Good luck with your next project.