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 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:

Should I Paint My House Before Selling? Should I Paint My 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. 

Should I Paint My House Before Selling? Should I Paint My House 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. 

Should I Paint My House Before Selling? Should I Paint My House Before Selling?

 

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!

Should I Paint My House Before Selling? Should I Paint My House Before Selling?

 

My Recommendations

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:

Chantilly Lace – Benjamin Moore

High Reflective White – Sherwin-Williams

White Dove – Benjamin Moore

High Reflective White is the colour used in the After photos above.

 

Looking for a great painter? Contact me for recommendations in the Guelph area!

 

For more home selling tips and advice, click here!

 

 

getting you to where you want to be – andra arnold

 

 

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