Painting Your Home to Sell

If you’re like many homeowners who want to sell your home for its maximum value, but aren’t sure where to get started, having unanswered questions and concerns can make selling your home feel like a daunting experience.

If you’re questioning whether or not to make home repairs or renovations before putting your home on the market, you’re not alone!
Should I make repairs or renovations to my home to make it more appealing?”
Which repairs should I perform before selling my home?”
“Will these renovations add enough value to my home to outweigh the expense?”

Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray, not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space.
— Svenja Gudell, Zillow's chief economist

Consulting with an experienced, local real estate agent can help you determine which improvements are worth your time and your money before listing your home or investing too much. Home improvements like replacing or cleaning carpets and adding or refreshing landscaping, can make a big difference in the look of your home. But the best way to give new life to you home (and home sales) is to repaint!

Not only does adding a fresh coat of paint to your home make it more presentable and clean, when it comes to showcasing your home to prospective buyers, choosing the right color scheme can make or break a sale. Most real estate agents recommend that painting your home a neutral color has positive resale benefits! For example, homes that are painted "greige" (a shade somewhere between light gray and beige) sell for nearly $3,500 more than similar homes in brown or tan!

In a recent press release, Zillow’s chief economist stated that

“Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the color complements white counter tops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms."

As you can see, color choice can play a big role in selling your home and “setting a mood” for buyers. The right color can enhance the look of installed features in your home or even change the appearance of a rooms size - you can create a more open, airy look to your home by incorporating light, neutral colors to high-traffic areas that may otherwise appear small or crowded with darker or more vibrant colors!

Ready to start painting?! Contact Gonzalez Transformations for a free estimate today and let us help you choose the right color for your home, and your home sale!