Some people find the idea of selling up and relocating unbelievably exciting. For others, it represents the kind of living nightmare they’d much rather avoid entirely. Nevertheless, relocation is a process most homeowners will have no choice but to experience at least a couple of times in a lifetime.
In all instances however, there’s one key priority shared by every homeowner. That being, to ensure that their current property sells for the best possible price. Now, it of course goes without saying that things like size, style, age, location, condition and so on will have the biggest impact on perceived value. Key property attributes you don’t have a great deal of control over.
Nevertheless, it’s been proven time and time again that the way you stage and present your home to prospective buyers can and will make a huge difference. And of all the simple, affordable yet effective interior improvements you can make, none prove more effective than painting.
The thing to remember when presenting your home to prospective buyers is that every visitor will view the place as something of a blank canvas. They’ll visualise themselves living in your spaces, doing whatever takes their fancy to make the place more homely. That said, they’ll also subconsciously consider from the moment they arrive exactly how much work they’ll need to carry out, in order to make their new home match their vision.
Technically insignificant as it may be, the paint on your walls can be hugely influential.
For example, if it’s pretty clear that the entire property is going to need to be comprehensively repainted from top to bottom, this is guaranteed to impact their opinion. By contrast, pristine walls and ceilings in the most immaculate condition present a far more reassuring picture.
The same also goes for color choice – how long has it been since you gave genuine consideration to your interior color scheme? Are you sure those visiting your home will be enamoured with your chosen color palette as you yourself are? You may have loved every minute surrounded by hot-pink walls and crimson ceilings, but are they likely to suit the tastes of the next visitor through the door?
Given that tastes and preferences vary so enormously, there’s really no such thing as a ‘wrong’ or ‘right’ interior paint color. Nevertheless, appealing to the masses means keeping things as simple and universally-acceptable as possible. Hence, home staging experts typically recommending sticking with the usual standards – whites, greys, gentle hues and neutral colors in general.
If you do decide to go ahead and paint your interiors before presenting your home to prospective buyers, it’s important that you plan ahead. Research having shown that when a prospective buyer walks into a home filled with the overpowering smell of freshly-painted walls, the place comes across as anything but homely and inviting. The idea being that even though you’ve painted the place simply to up its perceived value, you don’t make it obvious you’ve done so.
In addition, you may want to consult a professional painting team for two important reasons. Firstly, you’re guaranteed the kind of flawless result that could make all the difference in the eyes of those visiting your home. Secondly, there’s no better consultancy when it comes to the kinds of colors and color combinations that are on-trend at the time. For example, a recent study found that purple dining rooms often add measurable value to a home’s perceived purchase price…for some reason!
Truth is, you could be looking at thousands, even tens of thousands of additional dollars on the value of your home, simply by giving its interiors a fresh coat of paint. Whatever you spend on personal painting services therefore, it’s the ROI you need to focus on.
Independent Advice and Consultancy
As an independent local business with an unrivalled reputation, you can count on Homm CPS to provide you with nothing but honest, impartial and objective advice. Whether your home is already up for sale or you’re simply considering a move for the future, we can help ensure your home paints a positive picture for every prospective buyer.
Whatever its size, type, location and current conditions, we can assist with the staging process and have your interiors looking immaculate from top to bottom.
For more information on any of our painting services or to arrange an obligation-free quotation, get in touch with a member of the Homm CPS customer service team today.