Paint and New Carpet is What Every Realtor Seems to Tell You – When Selling Your Home
One of the more common steps that homeowners will take when preparing to list their home for sale involves repainting the walls. Walls can easily give the home a worn, drab look when they have visible signs of dirty, smudgy fingerprints and other unsightly blemishes. This is very important in a buyer’s market because many buyers want a move-in-ready home. Painting those walls in the bedrooms where the oils seem to rub off on the walls is extremely critical; because the buyer sees more than a dirty wall (If you catch my drift). When counseling sellers in Ocotillo, especially the waterfront homes in the Ocotillo area; most of the buyers are buying their dream home and want everything pristine perfect!
While repainting the walls can have a whitewashing effect that instantly makes the home look cleaner, brighter and more appealing, the color combinations that you choose for your home should be considered with care. You have a rainbow of possibilities for your space when preparing your home for sale, but you want to choose colors that will have broad or universal appeal to buyers and that will showcase your home in the best possible light.
Neutral or Muted Hues are Ideal
Many homeowners love to paint their walls stylish or trendy colors, and they may dislike the banal look of beige walls throughout their home. While this may or may not be what you prefer for your home, keep in mind that you are trying to transform your home so that it has broad appeal to the buyers. The colors you choose should not reflect personal taste or preference. Instead, they should be selected based on colors that may be more likely to appeal to most and that may go well with the color of furnishings most already own. Neutral or muted hues are ideal. These lighter colors can also make smaller rooms seem larger, and they can make your entire home seem cleaner.
Avoid Bold, Dramatic Color Combinations
You may have some colors on your walls that you absolutely love, and you may be sad to see them go. However, when you have a bold, dramatic color combination in a room, a buyer may instantly be taken aback by such an intense color scheme. The buyer’s attention may then be focused on your interior design efforts rather than on the home itself, and this is not beneficial to your goal of selling your home. In addition, some may love your bold choices, but many may not. They may think about how those colors would not go well with their furnishings, and they may instantly start thinking about how they would need to work hard to repaint the walls after moving in. The last thing you want is for a buyer to think about your home as needing work.
If you are preparing your home to list for sale, repainting one room or several may be at the top of your to-do list. When you are selecting your paint colors, lean toward neutral hues that may have better appeal toward a larger group of home buyers. What seems to be next on the list of importance are the fixtures and bathrooms. If you give it some thought, the first room you spend most of your time in is the bathroom getting ready for the day. And buyers subconsciously know this and are looking for a room that will be uplifting and comfortable with vanities that are elevated, lots of room, and light. Most of the waterfront homes in the Ocotillo area were built as semi-custom and large master baths were taken into consideration. But if your fixtures are outdated believe me; this is one investment in your home that will net you a quicker sale and bring you the asking price you desire. Of the top three critical elements of preparing your home for resale the kitchen is makes the cut. The lighter and airier kitchen with the latest counters and appliances will win the day. After the bathroom the kitchen is usually the focal point of the home. Again you don’t want to over do this room with with custom paint but leave room for the buyer to decide the color scheme they wish to have. Clearing the counters in both the kitchen and bath will leave much more room for the imagination as well. Feel free to contact me for a list of home improvements with an associated ratio of return on investment if you are thinking about preparing your home for sale!.