Before you put your home on the market, you will likely be spending some time fixing it up to boost its market price. The most cost-effective way to prepare your home prior to the realtor coming over is by adding some paint to the walls. In fact, many real estate agents will inquire about whether or not interior painting is within your budget, as it has been proven to increase price and shorten the time your home takes to sell.
In a Zillow Paint Color analysis conducted in 2017, listings with light pale blue to soft periwinkle blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than expected. Don’t forget about the exterior of your home as well, as homes that have their exterior painted “greige”, a mix of light grey and beige, sold for $3,496 more than similar homes with other colors.
Why Not White Paint?
Most homeowners believe a simple white paint will attract the most potential buyers. It looks clean, it brightens up any room and it opens up the next resident’s customization options.
Based on the paint color analysis, which was collected by viewing over 32,000 photos of homes that sold around the U.S. to conclude how their paint colors impacted their sale price, Zillow predicts that having the following colors in the following rooms boosts the expected sell price by over a thousand dollars:
Why Not Bright Colors?
While some may think that walking into a neon pink bedroom or candy apple red bathroom is fun, the truth is, bright colors tend to be off-putting to those looking to buy. They want the colors and accents to be warm and inviting so that they can better envision themselves living there. On the high chance that their favorite color is not neon pink or candy apple red, you’d better just stick to calm, soft and neutral colors that are easy on the eyes.
Not Just Walls
Painting walls not on your to-do list? Not to worry! As a homeowner yourself, you know that no one decides to buy a house solely on how nice the walls look. Consider how nice kitchen cabinets, cupboards, doors and window frames would look freshly painted for open house.
Enhancing these areas often gets left behind during home improvements, but they are just as vital as having functioning plumbing. When was the last time some of these items received some professional-style TLC? In fact, Zillow’s paint color analysis also concluded that front doors painted in shades from a dark navy blue color to slate grey helped homes sell $1,514 more than what was expected. More money in the long run and less work for you; when shall I pencil you in?
For a free estimate, call O’Fallon Painting Contractors today at 636-306-1770.
Fiander, Alexa. “Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected.” Zillow Porchlight, Zillow Group, 1 June 2017, https://www.zillow.com/blog/blue-kitchens-sell-for-more-216631/
Deciding to paint the exterior or interior of your home comes with many questions and can often become stressful if one is not properly prepared. Do I have the time? Will it look good? What do I do if I make a mistake? What tools will I need? These may be some of the uncertainties that come hand in hand with this particular home improvement project.
The good news is that there are professionals who can complete the task for you. Choosing to hire a professional painting contractor for any home painting project saves on:
Why we’re better than DIY Painting
If your profession is not painting, then it is likely that there will be a lack in necessary knowledge to complete the job correctly. Most do-it-yourselfers quickly come to realize that the requirements are more than just buying brushes and finding the perfect paint color.
Both exterior and interior walls need a bit more prepping than simply taking down frames and scratching off the previous paint. Are potentially permanent health issues worth the cost of being “sure” that the area is properly ventilated? Even the most successful DIY gurus can admit that, with some things, you’d better just leave it up to the professionals.
Painting professionals complete the task in the most optimal way to make certain there is no time wasted on learning the ins and outs of the skill.
We Do The Job Affordably
Professional painters ensure that the job is done correctly at an affordable cost for budget friendly convenience. After the hiring process, there is no extra work for you and (perhaps this is the best news yet) no clean up on your part!
By hiring a professional painter, you will save money by not having to purchase an overly excessive amount of tools you end up not using. Painting professionals are trained to equip only the necessary materials for the project, maintain smooth paint coverage, follow safety precautions and protect your furniture and landscaping from paint splashes.
Ensuring that the painting process from start to finish is executed without error can become unmanageable if one is not properly trained. In this scenario, it is much easier to pay a professional than it is to pay the price for not hiring one.
Choosing The Best Type of Paint
Professional painters are capable of choosing the best paint type for any surface. They can give advice on paint brand, color and type based on your specifications. This ensures long lasting quality and boosts the value of your home.
You can expect premium quality that even your guests and neighbors will surely notice. Professional painters know the commitment you have taken in making this project a reality, so they work closely with you to secure that all of your specific needs are met adequately.
Call Us Today!
When the question at hand is whether or not a professional painter is needed, the answer is simple. Do you have the complete know-how when it comes to painting your project?
If the answer to that question is no, it is probably in the best interest of you, your home and your wallet to hire the professional painters at O’Fallon Painting Contractors.
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