Does Exterior Paint Really Affect Property Values?

At the risk of jumping straight to the conclusion, the obvious answer to the above question is yes…big time. You don’t have to be an architect or a professional painter to understand and appreciate the appeal of outstanding exterior paint job.

Picture any property in your neighborhood and imagine what it would look like in a handful of different colors. A subtle pastel blue, a gentle hint of green, maybe the brightest neon pink imaginable – how would these colors affect its curb appeal?

It’s a pretty cut and shut issue – the exterior paint color you choose for your home can and will affect its perceived value. In which case, what can you do to maximize your home’s curb appeal and ensure you get the best possible price, if and when the time comes to sell up?

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With Exterior Paint, Quality Counts

First things first, it’s by no means just the color of your home’s exterior that influences its appeal in the eyes of prospective buyers. Irrespective of the color (or combination of colors) you choose, the quality of the finish is just as important.

Peeling, flaking and deteriorating paintwork can take the sparkle away from even the most incredible residential property. First impressions are everything on the real estate market, with exterior prowess setting the scene for everything that follows. If the first thing people see is an exterior that’s not in absolutely flawless condition, they instantly see a home that’s not been properly looked after.

Even if this isn’t the case at all, it’s their interpretation, nonetheless.

Hence, anyone serious about selling their home for the best possible price therefore needs to go over its exterior from top to bottom with a fine-tooth comb. If there’s any visible damage or deterioration to the paintwork prospective buyers may pick up on, it needs to be addressed ASAP.

Fresh Exterior Paint Sends the Right Message

Even if the paint is in relatively decent condition, it doesn’t mean a fresh coat won’t work wonders. There’s something uniquely appealing about a freshly painted home, with that unmistakable ‘glow’ you only get after a quality paint job.

Again, ensuring your exteriors look as fresh and inviting as possible is perhaps even more important than choosing the right color. There’s every chance the buyer will want to repaint the property in their own preferred colors anyway, so making it look as crisp, clean and pristine as possible is the way to go.

Does Color Choice Really Matter?

For obvious reasons, color does indeed play a major role where curb appeal is concerned. The more bold and brash the color scheme, the more selective the audience that’s going to find it to their tastes.

But what’s important is to acknowledge the fact that there never has been and never will be a magic “unicorn” paint color that never fails. Choosing the right paint color for a property means taking several factors into consideration – its age and style, its location and surroundings, the style and color of nearby properties, who you’re attempting to sell it to and so on.

This is where a professional color consultation with a team of commercial painters can prove invaluable. Or perhaps, a discussion with a real estate agent who knows what sells (and what doesn’t) in neighborhoods like yours.

A Price Worth Paying

Hiring a team of professional painters to completely transform your home’s exterior could seem like one more unnecessary expense to avoid when moving home. In reality, it’s exactly the kind of thing that could see you pocketing an even bigger profit.

However much it costs to give the exterior of your home a fresh coat of paint, you’re almost guaranteed to recoup every penny (and more) when your home sells.

Of course, the extent to which a professional exterior painting can improve property prices will always differ significantly from one home to the next. It’s therefore impossible to say exactly how much you stand to gain by overhauling your exteriors, but doing so is pretty much guaranteed to boost curb appeal.

Whether considering a future move or looking to sell your home at short notice, we’d be delighted to hear from you to discuss the options available.

Ask the Experts…

At Homm CPS, we offer bespoke interior and exterior painting solutions to suit all requirements and budgets. Call or e-mail anytime to chat with a member of our team, or to arrange a free home design visit at your convenience.