Right now, the housing market is very competitive, and buyer’s have a lot of options to choose from. When a buyer walks through a home, they don’t want to see all of the work that the home needs. Instead, they want to envision their kids running through the hallways, or the family gathering in the dining room for the holidays. Make sure your home is memorable in a positive way. Below are six ways The Paint Manager can help you make sure your home stays competitive and shows well to prospective buyers.
1) Enhance Your Curb Appeal
You only have one chance to make a first impression when it comes to selling your house. Simple cosmetic changes such as repainting or replacing the mailbox or the fence can go a long way. Other ways to enhance your curb appeal include trimming the shrubs, or even repainting your curb.
2) Feel the Pressure
Pressure washing is a great way to freshen up the exterior of your home. From the drive way to the front walk way, from the sides of your home to the pool deck, pressure washing can get rid of all the natural buildup such as pollen, dirt, and mildew, to give your home a like-new look.
3) Repaint the Front Door
Colorful front doors are super chic and can add character to an already charming home. Even if you opt for something more neutral, repainting and sealing a front door can really set off a house-showing or an open house on the right foot. Think of all the times you’ve kicked the door, jammed it, or slammed it. It’s not something you may pay much attention to daily, but a potential buyer will see all the signs of use and wear that you’ve become used to. Freshen it up!
4) Leave Popcorn to the Movie Theaters
One thing that should be left in the 20th century is a popcorn ceiling. Popcorn ceilings are outdated and not desirable to most buyers. Removing popcorn ceiling texture adds a sense of modernity and refinement to any room. Age is often best kept a secret, so let buyers be surprised when they find out the age of your home!
5) Get Rid of the Wallpaper
Maybe your kid really liked the lighthouse wall border in their bedroom, but chances are most buyer’s won’t. Removing wall paper is no easy task for anyone, so it can be a major turnoff to people that are looking for a move-in ready home. Leave it to a professional to quickly remove any wall paper or wall border.
6) Stick to Neutral Color Paints
In a competitive market, buyer’s will have their fair share of move-in ready homes to choose from. Neutral colored paints provide prospective buyers with a blank canvas to envision their own furniture and decor in the home. You might be partial to that burnt orange color in your living room, but to buyer’s, that might be the only thing they remember about your home.
As the saying goes, it takes money to make money, and if you are thinking about putting your house on the market anytime soon, you should consider investing in your home in order to see a larger gain and a faster sale.
Let The Paint Manager take care of any of these tasks, and make your home appear move-in ready and hassle free to buyers!