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That Perfect Color When Selling Your Home

Be careful about what you read online when it comes to getting your home prepped for selling. Painting a certain color shouldn’t be your first concern.

I read an article over the weekend that says painting your bathroom a certain hue of blue could possibly raise your selling price by $5000.

I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it!

What if a potential buyer really likes the rest of the home, but hates the color blue?  They are now thinking about what it’s going to cost them to get that bathroom painted.  That’s not something you want a potential buyer thinking about.

Selling your home? Make sure you don't waste money updating if you don't have to.

Selling your home? Make sure you don’t waste money updating if you don’t have to.

My Take

Here’s my take on what colors you should paint your home when selling…

Don’t put any more money into a home that you are selling than you need to.  That’s right.  I said it!  If the paint in your home is in good shape, and it’s not some crazy color that might put off a potential buyer, don’t spend the money trying to nail down that perfect color.  Because 9 times out of 10 you aren’t going to get it right.

If you have a bunch of holes in your wall that needs repair or that burnt orange color that you fell in love with 5 years ago isn’t so attractive anymore… Paint it!  You also want the paint in your home to look fairly fresh.  Scuff marks or wore out paint can drop the value of your home because it can give the appearance of disrepair.  But, the difference in how much your home will sell for with tired paint and holes in the wall versus fresh new paint on solid walls should definitely cover the cost of having the work done.

Just don’t waste your time trying to get that “perfect color”.

If you’re planning on selling your home and would like to have someone from All About Paint come out and give you an estimate, give us a call at 417-880-7834.  Or, set up your appointment online.

We’ll tell you if it’s a good idea to paint or not.  We’ve told quite a few sellers that painting their homes wouldn’t give them a good return on their investment.  We can also help you choose a good color for your home if you do need to paint.

 

If you're looking for a professional Springfield painter, then give us a call today at 417-880-7834 or complete our request estimate form.