Freshly painted, light coloured walls – help sell your home!

Selling your home is all about first impressions. From the moment buyers start searching for a new home online, they are forming an opinion based on what they see in the photographs. 

A major key to selling your home fast is to make the necessary preparations that will allow the photos to speak for themselves. Your goal should be to de-personalize it as much as possible and create a blank canvas that prompts the potential buyer to envision themselves living there. 

One of the best ways you can do this is with paint colour!

The Importance of Painting

Painting is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home, and is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the look of your home. The interior walls are one of the first details buyers will notice.

Over time, painted walls fade and show wear and tear, which may cause potential buyers to perceive it as a poorly maintained house. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 68% of realtors advise painting interior walls before putting a house on the market. Painting can help your home sell faster and increase the purchase price of a home. 

When buyers are viewing homes, they are seeking to find the best value for their money, which includes costs they will incur upon purchase. Moving into a new home is stressful and time consuming and many buyers will avoid a home if they dislike the walls due to color choice or condition. They have no interest in shelling out funds to cover painting costs after closing.

Paint Colors and Photographing Your Home

Newly painted walls will give an area a fresh, clean look. Neutral paint colors make a space seem larger and will naturally brighten up a room, which means the rooms will photograph better. 

When choosing a neutral color, it’s not necessary to stick strictly to beige or white. There are also various lighter shades of gray and certain light hues of green or blue that will enhance the photographs as well. 

Keep in mind when choosing a paint color that it should complement the cabinetry and flooring in your home too. Remember, your goal is to create a look that will compliment the lighting, fixtures and furnishings while providing a view that visually draws the buyer into the room as they imagine buying your home and making it their own. 

Painting the interior of your home is one of the primary steps towards preparing your home for professional photography and videography. This, along with decluttering and removing personal items will enhance the photos for your property listing and is a small investment that will have the potential to reap great rewards.