Adding a fresh coat of paint to your home’s walls can be wise – but only if you do it right. We recommend reading our seller’s tips to get the basics on steps you can take to get your home ready to sell. Keep reading to get the facts about how to paint for a home sale and then contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 to work with a seller’s agent.
Start by Choosing One Neutral Color
The first step is to pick up a neutral color. In fact, one recent survey found that 98% of leading real estate agents said that neutral color schemes are by far the most popular with buyers. The goal is to help buyers imagine living in your home without as little work as possible. The fresher the paint is – and the more neutral it is – the easier it will be for them to imagine.
You do not want significantly different colors in each room. You want a color scheme that flows naturally. Ideally, the potential buyer will not even notice the paint – they will just realize that they like the home and feel comfortable in it. Significant changes in color from room to room can be jarring. That said, you can choose different shades within one tone. For example, if you choose gray as your natural, you could choose various shades of gray in different parts of the home.
Follow the Trends
Generally speaking, it is not always the best idea to follow the trends when redecorating a home because those trends will likely be much less appealing within a few years. That said, when it comes to painting walls to sell a home, stick with what is popular at the moment – as long as it’s neutral. For example, gray is currently more popular than beige. Stick with this trend if you are not sure what else to do.
Some is Better Than None
If the idea of painting every room in your home is overwhelming, good news – you don’t necessarily have to paint every room. Instead, you can paint the common areas like the kitchen and living room. We also recommend repainting the entryway. This will be a potential buyer’s first impression of the home, and the cleaner and sharper we can make it, the more likely they will be to like the home overall.
Call Us Now, and We Can Help You Find the Best Way to Get Your Home Sold
Some homes can stand to be redecorated before being sold, and other homes are in such hot markets that there is no need to do so. Contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for an assessment on how we can help you get your home sold sooner.