Which Color Should You Paint Your House So It Sells Faster?

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Real Estate Agent

Choosing the Right Color To Sell Your House FasterOne of the best and most effective way to enhance your house or home so as attract home buyers, is to strategically plan and add color to both the exterior and the interior of the house. You should prepare your house for resale by making a well laid out marketing plan for your home's resale. You need to include a well thought color plan that will attract buyers depending on the season. For example, in the fall & the winter months, you may emphasize on warm colors like yellow, red and oranges, so as to convey a warm welcoming aura to home buyers.

When you are painting your house for resale, selecting the best colors will certainly make a great difference in the home value. To sell your house fast, think of fun colors & go for a 3rd, or even a 4th, exterior color. Adding more warm colors will add great definition to various architectural-details in your home. You can even use gloss or semi gloss paint-on wood trim. When selecting exterior home colors, you should take the resale price of the home into account. There are some colors, especially the muted-complex shades which normally attract the wealthy or/and the highly educated home buyers, while home buyers who have less education or/and less income will generally prefer the simpler colors. Complex colors can contain tints of brown or gray, and they usually require more than 1 word to describe like sage -green, as opposed-to just green. The simpler colors are basically pure and straightforward. Usually, homes in lower price-range will sell much faster and for much higher prices if they are painted with simpler colors such as tan or yellow, accented by blue, white, or green trim.

For interior colors you can use colored instead of bland, also white walls will most likely increase your home's profit potential. When selecting the interior home colors, you should consider uses of each and every room. For example, the dining ares and the kitchens which have been painted using food colors like celery greens, coffee browns, & scrambled egg yellows will feel more natural.

When painting your home make sure the entryways bring out the exterior-colors into the house. You can do some repeating shades-of the exterior all through the home to make the whole home appear to be in good harmony. The living rooms and the family rooms can be painted in a slightly-lighter shade of exterior colors so as to make sure that you have selected a color that the home buyers will like, since if they did not like the exterior colors, they would probably not have even bothered to check out the inside. Also if the buyers liked your home's exterior colors, they will like the home interior colors, too.

You should also consider the selling season (that is, the time of the year you will be marketing/selling your home) and the climate, when you are choosing the colors. You need to estimate the total amount of time you will need in order to get the house ready for resale, and add some extra days for any unexpected delays. You can use some cool colors like grays, blues and greens, if you are to market your home during the spring and the summer period, & warm colors like maroons, yellows and reds if you are to market your home during the fall and/or winter period.

Comments (1)

Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORSĀ® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

This is great advice for home sellers.Ā 

Thanks for taking the time to share.

Best wishes for a productive week!

Sep 09, 2014 12:16 PM