Are you looking to sell your house or maintain its value? If you answered yes, then painting is an important part to accomplishing this for your home. Having your home look its best when you trying to sell it can help you get a top dollar return. Similarly, keeping your home’s paint fresh in order to maintain its value will help prevent some costly repairs down the road.
First Impressions are Critical
For those of you who are looking at selling your home, you will want it to stand out from all the other homes that are currently on the market. This is why first impressions and curb appeal are critical when it comes to preparing your home for a market sell. When it comes to the exterior of your home, you want your yard looking nice, and your paint job to be in good condition.
Neutralize Your Home
When it comes to the exterior and interior of your home, it’s important to make sure that the paint colors are neutral so that they appeal to the majority of home buyers. If you have painted your home with bold colors, that only a few people may like, you need to change them. While you make think they are beautiful, and they probably are, most buyers have a difficult time picturing themselves in a home when they can’t get past the wall paint. People are very emotionally tied to their homes, and all put a significant amount of work into them. However, when you are selling, it’s about receiving top dollar, not what you personally like. Do your best to put your feelings aside and neutralize your home, and make sure those prospective buyers see a nice, well-kept home that they do not need to spend money on painting, which could affect the amount of their offer.
Keep Maintenance Costs Low
If you are looking to maintain the value of your home, that’s great! You should have the mindset of keeping your maintenance costs as low as possible. When it comes to the exterior of your home, the best way to prevent deterioration and decay is to keep your house well protected with quality paint. In our Nevada climate, you should plan on painting your home every 10 years. This will help prevent sun damaged surfaces and dry rot. When you neglect the outside of your home, the problems can grow very quickly as well as the price tag of the repairs.
Personalization with Color
When it comes to the interior of your home, you don’t have to be concerned with the Nevada climate as much since there are no elements to damage the surfaces, it is mostly from our use. This means that you don’t have to paint quite as often unless you are looking to change the colors. Keep in mind, however, that if you have young children and animals, those walls and baseboards may need some help sooner rather than later.
Your home interior can be fun to paint because you can add a lot of personalization with color. Again, if you are selling your home, it is time to go neutral again. You want a prospective buyer who walks into your home to feel like they can picture themselves in your home. Change out those bold accent walls with some neutral shades that feel welcoming. Again, it’s not about what we like, but about what others looking to buy our home will like and getting the best purchase offer.
If you are buying, selling, or staying put, painting adds great value to you home. Please contact The Painting Company for all your interior and exterior painting needs.