Property values have been hovering around all-time highs across much of the country for some time. The events of the past two years have seen more people spending more time at home than ever before, forcing millions to rethink their priorities.
Demand for spacious homes with private gardens is soaring, propelling house prices ever upwards and sparing huge competition between prospective buyers. For those looking to sell their homes, there’s really never been a better time to get the best possible price for their property.
Prior to selling, it’s the norm for sellers to conduct a few simple-yet-effective home improvements to make their homes more attractive. But to what extent can an attractive exterior paint job push the market value of a home in the right direction?
Does exterior paint color choice really make a difference, or are there more important things in the eyes of prospective buyers these days?
Quality Above All Else
In terms of color choice, the answer is both yes and no. Color choice matters for the simple reason that a home that’s basically an eyesore is never going to appeal to prospective buyers. Precisely why painting a property neon pink is rarely advisable, if looking to attract bids from as many people as possible.
But when it comes to the more sensible exterior color choices, there’s no “golden rule” to follow. Other than keeping it simple, and ensuring the property subsequently fits in with its surroundings – without sticking out like a sore thumb.
Remember that when looking to sell your home, most buyers want to see it as something of a blank canvas that can use to gradually create their own masterpiece.
What matters more than color choice when looking to get the best possible price for your home is quality. The quality of its exterior paint job will almost certainly prove more influential than the color of the paint.
Think about it – what does cracking, flaking, peeling and deteriorating paintwork say about a home? If anything, it paints a picture of a property that has not been taken care of. Given that this is the first thing people will see before setting foot through the door, it can have a major influence on how the rest of the property is interpreted.
First Impressions Are Everything
This is where something as simple as a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. Rather than radically transforming the exterior aesthetic of your home, you could simply look to restore the luster to its existing look.
When you see a home with a flawless exterior finish, you instinctively assume its owners take pride in its appearance and its state of repair. Even if it’s not the case, you also assumed that its interiors must have been cared for to the same extent.
First impressions really are everything when staging your home for visits from prospective buyers. If you can set the right tone and send the right message before they enter, the rest may very well take care of itself.
A Price Worth Paying
If you do decide to go ahead and refresh your home’s exterior paint, hiring the pros to tackle the job on your behalf comes highly recommended.
For one thing, you’ve probably got enough on your plate as it is without factoring a major home improvement project into your schedule. In addition, a professional painting contractor can guarantee a flawless finish, complete with a warranty if you’re not completely satisfied.
Most importantly, exterior painting performed by the pros can actually prove cheaper than tackling the job yourself. As tools and equipment needed to carry out the project in full, adopting the DIY approach could prove costlier than you think.
Either way, you cannot put a price on a project that ultimately pays for itself. However much you pay to have the exterior of your home refreshed, chances are you’ll recoup way more when you subsequently sell your home.
Irrespective of the type of property you live in or its location, a fresh coat of paint at the right time really can be the ultimate curb appeal booster.
Ask the Experts…
At Homm CPS, we offer bespoke interior and exterior painting solutions to suit all requirements and budgets.
For more information on the services we provide or to discuss your requirements in more detail, contact a member of the team at Homm CPS today.