With prices of homes finally stabilizing, now can be a good time to rethink your homes selling price. But increasing the price without actually doing anything to the home is a good way to not sell it. That’s where painting your home to sell comes in. By choosing a few choice colors and rethinking some of the more obnoxious colors, your home can be ready to sell!
When in Rome, right? Going mainstream with your paint color choices means following the masses and choosing colors that last. While bright and white have been the calling cards of a fast moving real estate sales in the past, today’s styles have changed. Bright colors are out and earth tones are in, and there her to last. Stick with what everyone else has.
Go for a ride
There’s no better way to see what other peoples homes are painted like than to go look at them yourself. Get in the car, drive around the local neighborhood and check out the colors. While conformity is a good thing for paint colors, being the same as the house next door is too cookie cutter. Mix it up, but be frugal in your color scheme.
Not all homes are alike, especially when it comes to regional color choices. For instance, the southwest tends to choose earthy adobe like colors with splashes of bright reds, oranges and yellows. Try to stick to the regions natural color choices.
But don’t let that stay too long in your mind. Although regional colors abound, nowadays more and more transplants from other areas of the country are moving around. Don’t get carried away with regional colors-i.e. don’t go blue and green even if you live in Key West.
The best thing about paint is you don’t have to put it everywhere to make it stand out. Painting a homes front entryway might be just enough to make it pop without spending a lot of money on painting the rest of the exterior.