First impressions are everything when selling your home. Lots of factors go into a buyer’s choice on purchasing a home: home maintenance, condition of appliances, the quality of the neighborhood and local schools are all on the list. However, nothing compares to a buyer’s first impression of the home when they first walk in.
Over the years, we’ve partnered up with real estate agents all over the metro Atlanta area to help them sell, and they’ve told us that one of the main things that sells a house quickly is a home with a professional, neutral paint job.
Home buyers don’t want to put in extra work after purchasing a home. Most home buyers prefer a move in ready home. Walking into a home and immediately having to think about the extra cost of painting could deter buyers from thinking twice about purchasing a home. You might love the vibrant red walls in your dining room, but a potential home buyer needs to be able to see themselves in the space, and a bright color might distract from the space itself, ultimately costing you a sale.
Additionally, neutral colors help a property look its’ best in photographs online. Many prospective homebuyers often look at photos online before seeing a property in person, and photos with bright light and neutral colors will attract more potential buyers to your door.
Don’t Forget the Exterior
The exterior of your home attracts potential buyers who could be driving around ‘browsing’ for a particular house before doing any real searching. If your home is up-to-date with a beautifully painted exterior, the curb appeal factor increases significantly. When selecting a color for the exterior of your home, remember to consider the type of house. Also, using online color generators can offer inspiration based on your home’s personality.
The past few years of the housing market have been rough on both home buyers and sellers. Three Brothers Painting offers free painting estimates and suggestions for more homebuyer friendly color palettes. If you’re considering selling your home, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment to help you gain the edge in your market.