3 Reasons to paint your house before selling

As the new year approaches, it is time to think about goals for 2021. For some Northern VA residents, a goal will be to sell their home. As you start to think about putting your house on the market, there are several things you can do to better prepare your home for prospective buyers, including repainting.

Here are three reasons to enlist Color Expressions Painting to repaint your interior prior to selling your house.

1 – Makes a good impression

As much as we want to think that people can look past an odd wallpaper pattern or a wild paint color, we’ve seen through several shows (and real-life experience) that it can be really hard for some people to get past them.

An important thing to remember when preparing to sell your house is that even though you love that cat wallpaper accent wall, not everyone will. The best way to make sure your house makes a good first impression on people is to repaint with quality neutral colors. It will also help with the pictures…

2- Better pictures

The majority of houses today sell online. Online sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin are often the first stop for prospective buyers. Since most people are visual, high quality pictures help them better picture a home and themselves in it.

Repainting your home, or at least a few rooms, can help the quality of these pictures. If you have high quality pictures, people will want to see your house and the more people that see your house, the more offers you are bound to get.

3 – Adds value

An added, but often overlooked, bonus of repainting your house is that it adds value. While technically you are not updating anything, a fresh coat of paint can make it seem as though the house is newer or in better shape! In fact, on average, houses that were painted with specific colors aligning to what people like, got an extra $5,000.

Selling your home can be a stressful time, but Color Expressions Painting can help make this process easier by taking one thing off your list. Contact us today to go over a strategy for painting your home!