When you’re selling your home, it’s extremely important that you make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
And sometimes that means undoing things you love – like painting over an accent wall or changing a home’s color scheme.
Should You Repaint Your Home’s Interior Before You Sell?
It’s not always a good idea to hire a painter and redo your home’s entire interior before you sell. It may not be money that you recoup at the closing table. However, sometimes it’s almost necessary for sellers to repaint. Here are a few times that repainting can help you sell your home faster (and at a better price):
- When your home is painted in bold colors, or you have bold accent walls that won’t appeal to a wide range of potential buyers
- When your home’s paint is faded, worn or chipping
- When you don’t have a neutral color palette
- When your walls are stark and white
What Buyers Want When it Comes to Interior Paint
Put yourself in a buyer’s shoes. You’d want a home that’s painted in neutral colors that could go with anything, right? Remember, buyers typically already have their own furnishings and décor, and if you have bright blue walls, they may not match a buyer’s existing “stuff.”
Typically, buyers want neutral colors that look fresh and clean – but they don’t want plain white. Beige is often a good, widely appealing color that buyers know they can work with. It’s also a color that’s easy to paint over, so if someone buys your home and wants to cover the walls in bright, vibrant colors, they know it’ll be easy.
If you’re painting only to sell your home, steer clear of trendy colors unless your real estate gives you different advice. (What works in some homes definitely doesn’t work in others, and your agent is the expert in the field – she’ll give you on-point advice about what you should do with your interior paint colors.)
Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home in Lakewood?
If you’re thinking about selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, we can help. We’ll start by providing you with a free comparative market analysis that tells you exactly how much your home is worth on today’s market.
From there, we’ll give you guidance on what you can do to increase your home’s appeal and make it an exciting prospect for potential buyers.
Then, we’ll develop an in-depth, innovative marketing strategy that puts your home in front of all the right buyers. We’ll build excitement around your home so buyers can’t wait to come see it, and we’ll do it all with cutting-edge tools that buyers love.
Call us at 562-882-1581 today.
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