Should I Paint My House Before Selling?
“Should I paint my house before selling?” is a question that I often get. When you’re thinking of selling your home, there seems to be a long list of to-do’s before it goes to market. These to-do’s ensure that your home shows well to get buyers interested. So, should painting be on your to-do list?
Here are three reasons why you should paint your house before selling:
1. Creates a Fresh Look
Repainting gives your home a fresh look. It helps to tidy things up! No home is picture perfect all of the time. There’s always nicks and bumps on the walls or on the trim. A fresh coat of paint can help to make everything look brand new and shiny. Even if it’s not your walls, you can repaint your trim to help create a fresh look for your home before selling.
2. Encourages New Beginnings
When selling your home, it’s important to create a blank slate for potential buyers. I recommend repainting your home in a neutral colour. This helps buyers to visualize themselves living in the home. People have different design ideas. A new coat of paint can help them to picture their furniture and decor in the home.
3. Brightens the Home
Dark paints absorb a lot of light. One of the most important things in a home is the light! It’s nice to walk into a home and see a big, bright space. A light paint colour helps to open up that space. Repainting with a light colour, like an off-white, also helps to make the photos look good. See my paint colour recommendations below!
An off-white paint colour helps to freshen up the house, create a blank slate, and brighten the home. I really like using off-white paint colours with grey undertones. It helps create a fresh, crisp look that is compatible with lots of furniture and decor.
Here are the colours I often recommend to my clients:
High Reflective White is the colour used in the After photos above.
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