Paint the town red! Just not your house.

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Paint. By far the easiest thing to do to spruce up your home and the best bang for your buck. I was in a home this weekend and every wall corner had been scraped clean of paint. I guess kids dragged their hands around the corners or something, but this could have been fixed with a bit of paint.

I have seen homes with 5 or more different paint schemes. Black bedrooms, purple dining rooms, and many, badly painted wall murals. These all need to go when getting ready to sell your home. We use the word neutralize when talking about painting your home a neutral color. One of the most popular colors right now in our area is a light grey color.

If you are thinking about painting, don't forget the baseboards. A light coat of white paint on the baseboards really makes them shine! 

The outside of your home may need paint as well. Check around all the windows and see if they could use a coat of paint. The front door needs to be looked as well. It usually gets beat up by the elements and probably could use a fresh coat of paint or refinishing.

Paint. The cheapest way to really make your home stand out!

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Whats wrong with a red house?  LOL...Ok maybe just do the door!

Sep 04, 2017 06:42 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Paint is such an easy and inexpensive fix.  I don't understand why more people don't just take care of it.

Sep 04, 2017 06:46 AM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Hi Peter... I'll admit to a fondness for red front doors. And my dining rooms are always a shade of red or raspberry... currently mine is red with a gold wash... very dramatic and wonderful at night. But bedrooms do need to get rid of those crazy colors... sellers don't realize how awful they look on listing photos.

Sep 04, 2017 07:14 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Peter. I have a red bedroom. It is stylish, inviting and clean. If I were selling it would be neutral though.

Sep 04, 2017 07:16 AM #4
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Yes - if you want to sell, neutralize! I've seen homes that not only had a different (bright) color of paint in each room, but a different color carpet. It's not only distracting, but it chops the house up and makes it seem smaller.

Sep 04, 2017 11:24 AM #5
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