Is Repainting Necessary when Selling Your Atlanta Home?

Posted by Wendy G Brown on Jan 7, 2016 in Real Estate Tips

To Repaint or Not to Repaint Before Selling, That is the Question... Here's Why the Answer is Yes!

Selling a home can require a certain amount investments that need to be taken into account. Repairs and replacements to appliances are an example of costs necessary to sell a home and are obviously thought of. Many sellers tend to forget about painting their home with a fresh layer of paint. There are some differing opinions on whether repainting the house you’re going to sell is really worth the cost, but it's one of those investments that can pay off if you paint your house correctly and follow these steps below.

Make An Incredible First Impression

First impressions always matter when it comes to selling your home. The way people react when they enter a new home for the first time will stick with them throughout their entire visit and even until they head home and discuss it with their family members. A new coat of paint in each room with a professional trim job will make the proper impression on all possible buyers.

Older paint jobs give the impression that the home is not as clean as it could be and raises questions of how maintained the home has been which drives the overall appeal of the home down. A fresh coat of paint will make the house look clean and livable for the potential home buyer.

Boost Curb Appeal With A Freshly Painted Exterior

With the advancement of technology, people are accustomed to seeing dozens of pictures online before they have to see something in person. While this rule usually applies to other people and online purchases, houses are no exception.

People are no longer required to drive around neighborhoods to see what is on the market; they can browse photos online from the comfort of their own home and only visit houses that appeal to them. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior of the house will make it look newer, well-maintained and more inviting.

Stick With Neutral Colors And Let The Buyer's Personality Shine Through

Having a strong personality is an incredible thing and many people allow this to come out in creative ways while decorating, including bright or unique paint jobs. While this can look beautiful it can have a drawback as well as the potential buyer might not be able envision themselves in the house that you are planning to sell. Neutral paint is the best way to help buyers picture how the home would look in their preferred colors rather than your colors.

There are plenty of ways to spruce up a home before putting it on the market and these can change from region to region and season to season. For an idea of what steps you can take to make a home more desirable to buyers, contact me through email at or call me @ 770-298-4437 if you’re interested in more tips for sprucing up your home to sell, or if you are ready to put your home on sale now.

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