New Paint Will Give Your Home a Fresh Feel
So you want to sell your house. You know you have to get the property ready and you made a mental checklist of things to be done. Your checklist probably includes things like overall clean up, de-cluttering, fix minor issues, clean the gutters, clean the yard and plant new flowers. But, have you thought of the condition of the paint?
Generally speaking, painting your house will increase buyer appeal and may very well lead to a more rapid sale. For example, Ajax real estate listings that had an update paint sold 10% quicker than those how did not. Potential buyers could get the wrong impression if the exterior of your house is in poor condition. Old and peeling paint, poor color choices, etc are all possible exterior issues that could affect your sale. Investing some funds to paint the exterior of your house is a smart investment. You want to appeal to a large variety of potential buyers so select a neutral palette of colors. It should seem like a top quality job so ensure that the paint is put on properly. The value of your property will be increased by this work.
If painting the outside of your house is not an option or if you have brick or stonework, contemplate then painting your entry door only. An entry door that is painted in an appealing contrasting color to the remainder of the house will welcome guests and potential buyers alike. It will also give your home an immediate facelift.
Your house’s curb appeal will be raised with new outside paint but the inside paint of your home could be a deal breaker. You may love your rich deep colors or exuberant wall paper but this will not be case of most possible buyers. Investing in paint is a sure way to give your house a fresh clean feel. You want to attract a large number of people so choose neutral colors. Be careful when rolling on the paint and make sure to fix any visible defects or to fix any minor holes in the walls. No one likes to see paint splatter on hardwood floors.
You can downplay negative aspects of your home while playing up the positive ones by using paint. If you have a small bedroom, it should painted in a light color and have minimal and light colored furniture. If your master bedroom is quite large and has interesting architectural elements, showcase them with contrasting colors that will highlight the particular characteristics of the room.
Do not forget to look at the state of your hardwood floors and wood trims around the house while you are considering what needs to be painted in the home. Potential buyers may be displeased by dull and damaged hardwood floors and not write an offer to buy your house. Having your floors professionally sanded and refinished will greatly improve their condition. Your floors will sparkle like new making it well worth the investment.
If you dislike painting or know you will do a bad job of it, contract a professional painter. You can also contract student painters during the summer months at a discounted rate. Even if you do the painting yourself, the ultimately goal is to have your home look as if it had been professionally painted.
Selling a home is all about initial impressions. Your porch should be appealing and the walk to your entry door inviting. This is especially real in the Ajax Ontario real estate market. However, good responses can turn sour if the inside of the home doesn’t match the exterior. Set aside your personal preferences and choose colors and finishes that will attract the largest number of people. The final goal is after all to sell your home.Tags: draw, paint, drawing
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