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Why you should paint your home before you sell!

It’s real estate season! As high school graduates are getting ready to move out, and families are downgrading or upgrading, real estate agents are working hard at getting their client’s listings on the market.

Although there’s a lot that goes into selling a house, most don’t consider:

- staging the home

- reducing clutter

- cleaning floors

- straightening picture frames

- applying fresh paint

Picture this, your forever home just became available to buy! All your dreams are becoming real... a guest bedroom, a spare office, a master bathroom with the world’s best tiles, and a kitchen that will make your mother in law’s jaw drop!

Oh, and did I mention that patio deck with the pergola to match?

It was perfect... until you actually stepped foot inside the house and realized that the pictures on Zillow were highly edited, and did not reflect the true condition of the home.

We have all been there, and as a buyer it can be the most disappointing thing in the world! However, as a seller it’s worse. You have put so much time into prepping and selling your home, and your potential buyers leave the showing disappointed.

Real estate agents watch the market closely all year round to suggest the perfect time for listings to take place. This careful planning takes into consideration any work being done in the home and legal paperwork, prior to even appearing on Zillow! So why set yourself, and potential buyers up for disappointment? Get your interior painted before!

A quick Google search, “how to prepare before selling”, will show suggestions that highlight getting a fresh new coat of paint.

Real estate agents and interior designers have even figured out which trendy colors work best for selling! For example, 2022’s Crushed Ice by Sherwin Williams is a popular choice! Impress more buyers and add value to your home!

Now imagine this:

Your dream home is already listed... You’re walking up to the front door, and as you open it you are met with beautiful light reflected off the walls... The space has a gleaming, fresh new ceiling, and the character notes from the trim accents give it a cozy feel... It’s perfect!

As a seller, it is important to understand how a new paint job can really make your home stand out. Making the space appear brand new will make buyers less likely to look for flaws or damages to the property.

Not to mention that painters can also fix:

  • cracks

  • nail holes

  • and remove any old wallpaper that was installed in 1985 by your grandpa...

If you’re looking to give your home an advantage on the market, but not sure on what to do, we suggest you call Brush Rite Painting. We can walk you through the scheduling and painting process! Plus, we offer a free color consult appointment, saving you on interior design fees.

Scheduling painters should be the easiest part of the selling process, and we’re definitely more than equipped to handle any project. Just take a look at our portfolio here.

Add value to your home and prepare your home listing to truly shine, because your next steps in life are important and we want to make sure that as you wipe the slate clean for new owners to move in, they’re set up for a beautiful start to truly pay justice to the memories you have made there.

If you enjoyed this article and want to learn more about getting your paint project started, check out our article, "Everything you need to know about your painting project!" or contact us at 734-368-3592!

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