The moment your home goes on the market, the clock starts ticking. Hopefully, there will be a minimal amount of time between listing and selling your home to a qualified buyer.
You can help shorten that time by making your home very attractive to buyers and what’s the first thing they see when they come to look at your house? It’s the curb appeal of course! So, you want it to have a warm, welcoming look and feel the instant they see it.
The Importance of Curb Appeal
While there are certainly many homes that have sold as diamonds in the rough, most likely those homes also sold for far less than what they could have brought in. A home with curb appeal is more likely to sell faster than one that obviously needs some work.
People today don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time fixing up a home in need of repairs. Peeling and chipping paint on the exterior of your home is not going to attract the buyers you want. On the other hand, a freshly painted home looks clean and well maintained. When your home looks like it’s been cared for, buyers will notice and be more interested in seeing more.
The First Impression is Lasting
No doubt you have heard the advice, “You only have one chance to make a good first impression.” This is particularly true when it comes to selling your home. You have gotten used to how your home looks and you may not even be aware of its shortcomings where aesthetics are concerned. The weathered look or peeling and chipped paint have been normalized in your view, or maybe these are things that have been on your to-do list for the past few years and you haven’t gotten around to it yet. If you are serious about putting your house on the market, now is the time to take care of those aesthetics.
Painting Your Home Is an Easy Upgrade
There are many things you can do to make your home more appealing and marketable. Some can be quite costly, while others can make a tremendous difference without the major cash outlay. Painting the exterior is one of those things that improve the look of your home without going to a lot of trouble. A new coat of paint eliminates the weary look of a house.
Make Your Home Picture Perfect
Back in the day, people drove around from house to house to find the home they wanted to buy. With today’s technology, many people do their shopping online – even for homes. Online shoppers may not even bother to look at homes that look old or outdated. With so many homes to choose from, they will certainly go for those that have the appearance of being well maintained.
Painting your home’s exterior and sprucing it up to look good online is a wise move. You need every advantage if you want your home to sell quickly. In addition to having curb appeal, when a buyer drives up to your house, you also need to have a “picture perfect” look so it’s appealing to virtual buyers as well.
Now is the time to make sure your house blends in well with its surroundings. If you have decided to have the exterior painted, find out what the trends are and pick a color from the current selections. Most realtors suggest going with colors that are neutral or muted. Beiges, greys, and off-whites are good basic colors to consider. These colors allow buyers to imagine what they may want to do with the house and this is exactly what you want them to do. When buyers can see the potential and possibilities in their own minds, they are more likely to make a bid.
An Investment that Pays
Going to the expense of painting your exterior is one of the investments you will make in your home that will pay off. In fact, most sellers recoup the money spent on painting, whereas those who do not take that extra step have a tendency to lose money. Wouldn’t you rather have your house painted and give it a better chance of selling quickly and for more money?
Hiring Professionals vs. DIY
It may seem less expensive to paint your house in your own time. However, there are many reasons why you should consider hiring qualified professionals. In addition to the time required for prepping the house for painting, then the time it takes actually painting it, you will also need to find the right materials for the job. Depending on the size of your home, this could get to be quite an investment of time and money.
Professional painters have the materials and the equipment to handle any job they take on. They know how to prep the house correctly and paint it so you can be satisfied with a job well done.
Selling your home is one of the most stressful events you will have in your lifetime. Make it easier by hiring well-qualified professional painters to handle the painting for you. The Painting Company will have your house looking picture-perfect with stunning curb appeal. Contact us for information and an estimate.