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Should You Paint Your Home Before Listing It?

Monday, December 02, 2019   /   by Katrina Miller

Should You Paint Your Home Before Listing It?

Painting the Property’s Exterior

The first impression that potential buyers have of your home is its exterior. It’s important to make sure that the front of your home is as presented. The importance of a good first impression on buyers cannot be emphasized enough.  Badly maintained homes or those with a bright unusual color might be distasteful to some buyers. By painting the outer walls of your property, you can increase curb appeal and make your home stand out from the neighbor's house that might be for sale. Neutral colors are generally recommended because they will appeal to a wider range of buyers. Although bold colors can be exciting, they may fall out of fashion or make your home stand out for all the wrong reasons. If your home is exterior is damaged it might be smart to wait to paint it. See what the buyer wants it to be. You could put in the listing notes that buyer gets to pick the color of the new exterior. 

Whether you prefer to paint the exterior, the interior, or both areas of your home, you’ll find that creating a fresh new look can be a worthwhile investment. The clean look of fresh, neutral paint can increase your property value and make your house more appealing to a wide range of buyers. A good paint job helps show buyers that you care about your property and that it will serve them well in the years to come. 

If you are unsure about what steps to take please reach out to me so we can go over what needs to be painted and if a professional should come do the work. 

Katrina Jo Miller

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