So you’re ready to SELL your home. You look at RocSiteHomes, then browse to Zillow, then to Realtor and try to guess what you can sell your home. All before contacting a professional REALTOR©.
However, reality will slap you in the face once your realtor lists your beloved homestead and prospective buyers start herding through it with their agent. Their feedback will be devastating to you, sometimes perceived as rude and other times just a “shut the front door” situation. Some realtors will ignore the feedback, but the good ones follow up on the feedback and share it with you in a constructive manner to help you sell your home. Who wants to look at a house that has been sitting on the market for months, or even, gasp, A WHOLE YEAR? Buyers will immediately think there is something wrong with it.
So today we’re going to talk about one of the most important things you can take to help you SELL your home.
Paint. Yes, paint. A fresh coat of paint and some neutral colors can make all the difference. When it comes time to sell your home, you might consider making some changes to make it more appealing to buyers. According to a recent analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.
After analyzing more than 42,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the United States, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.
For example, homes that are painted “greige,” a shade somewhere between light gray and beige, tended to sell for $3,496 more than similar homes in brown or tan. Homes with a blue bathroom sold for $5,440 more than expected. Think about it, for a $50-500, depending on paint brand and whether you do it yourself or hire someone, you can get a huge return on a small investment in paint.
Are you ready to put a little more sweat equity into your big sale to get a possible bigger return? Here is a handy chart with Zillow’s findings on what colors to choose (and which to avoid), room by room.
“Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos,” Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist, said in a press release. “Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray, not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the color complements white countertops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms.”
Are you ready to pick up that paintbrush or call a professional to do the job for you? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us for a quick market analysis of your home today or use our tools to find out what your home is worth.
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Although we can’t guarantee you’ll sell your home for a cool million, we can give you a fair, unbiased, confidential market analysis of your house today. We are committed to helping guide you through the entire process from start to finish, working with your family to market your home and get it sold FAST for top dollar!
We’ve been there, even us. A few years ago, we purchased a home that was painted 90% orange. Seriously…it had terracotta, pumpkin and bright peach walls EVERYWHERE! We have pics to prove it and are now enjoying the cool coastal paint colors in our house. See our inspiration here!