Painting a Quick Way To Increase Your Home’s Value

The easiest and quickest way to brighten up any room is simply by adding a fresh coat of paint.   A simple and affordable way to transform a space from ho hum to wow.

We all have our on sense of style and for you it might be having a mustard coloured kitchen with your livingroom a vibrant and lush forest green.

mustard coloured kitchen forest green livingroom

 

 

 

 

 

Now this maybe just your style, but it may not be what suits the taste of what potential buyers are looking for.  You don’t want buyers to refer to your house as “remember that ugly house with the hideous yellow kitchen”.  What you have created for yourself is a serious selling stigma which will deter most buyers.  However, this is one which can be easily re-mediated.

About a year ago, I had a serious discussion with a seller about how their rust coloured diningroom was too in your face for buyers to disregard.  They refused the advice of myself as well as my stager and it took two weeks longer to sell as a loss of a potential $5,000 in value…all for the cost of some primer and two gallons of premium paint.

Painting the entire house might me something to consider, however considering the cost if might not be in your budget.  But by strategically painting specific rooms you can easily neutralize the tone of the space and increase potential value.  If you are considering doing it yourself then paint and supplies should run about $150 for an average sized room.  To hire a professional you are looking at around $500 per room.

By biggest tip is don’t cheap out and go with a bargain brands.  Here are some premium paints to consider:

  • Behr Marquee
  • Behr Premium Plus Ultra
  • Benjamin Moore Aura
  • Valspar Signature
  • Valspar Ultra

When working with my buyers, they tend to see whites and off-whites as the most attractive.  In keeping the colour of the room neural you are putting the focus on the home best attributes and not getting distracted by an over the top paint scheme.  The goal here is to allow potential buyers to visualize their furniture and belongings in your space.

By putting in between $200 to $1,000 you raise your selling price by anywhere around $2,000 to $7,000.  So you see that a little bit of paint can reap significant resale benefits.

Check out another tip on getting more money for your home.  Clearing Out and Cleaning Out