To paint or not to paint

Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

To paint or not to paint , that is the question.

Whether selling your home, or if you have recently purchased, painting will probably be in your immediate future.

It is the least expensive home improvement with the biggest wow factor.

For sellers: you are not so much adding $$$ to your sales price by painting, rather you are not taking away from the bottom line. When buyers are looking to purchase the property, they will  deduct the cost of painting from the asking price. Having a fresh neutral paint eliminates that even if it isnt their color choice. More $$ to the bottom line is always a good thing. It also makes a room feel new and fresh !

For new homeowners, Even if you have a freshly painted home, often times you want to put your own handprint and style with a different color paint. Do your homework and find out what kind of paint is currently on the walls/trim. You may need to use a special primer to help hide color or to help your paint choice adhere.

Sometimes just a fresh coat of paint on the trim is all the room needs! Lighter colors brighten areas , and a single bold color is still often used as an accent wall.

Sounds confusing? Dont let it frighten you ! If you'd like more info, or an estimate of costs, and would like help locating professionals who can help you with your paintingwallpaper needs, CONTACT ME! I have a list of professionals who I'd be happy to put you in contact with !

There is no reason to not have your home just as you envision it !

What room do you want to start with?


Posted by

Lesley Wilson VanGoethem
Associate Broker ®

Professional Property Stager Real Estate Agent Consultant


Innovative Realty Solutions Group ,Inc
407.620.2434 ( Direct)

Buying or Selling in the Orlando Fl area?  Im here to help.
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Randy Shamburger
Movement Mortgage - Greenville, SC
FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert

Great point, thanks for sharing.

Have a Big day,


Apr 21, 2014 01:56 AM #1
Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

Great point, some times a fresh coat of paint can work wonders.  Thanks for sharing. 

Apr 21, 2014 02:52 AM #2
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Agreed, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way.  I am always amazed at the results, even in room that do not look "bad" how a fresh coat makes it feel cleaner. 

Apr 21, 2014 05:20 AM #3
John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Truer words never spoken but amazing how many sellers just don't get this important aspect to selling their home.

May 22, 2014 01:04 AM #4
Kristina Heili
Keller Williams Premier Realty - Woodbury, MN
Comprehensive Real Estate Services

Fresh paint just adds that wow! into first impressions. Buyers will perceive that the home has been well cared for in other areas as well. You made a great point in that the value of the home isn't so much going to go up with fresh paint, but rather the buyer won't be taking it away from the bottom line. Valuable selling point.

May 22, 2014 02:00 AM #5
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