Best House Color to Sell in Arlington VA

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Real Estate Agent with Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria 0225-089134

Love at first sight happens every day in Arlington real estate. So, what is the best house color to make a potential buyer become a love struck buyer?

We all know that when you put the house on the market in Arlington, you need to make it look good for potential buyers. The color of your house can make all the difference.

First, there is no absolutely correct answer to the best color. Instead, the decision depends on the makeup of your home and the surrounding landscape. Let’s take a look at some issues:

1. Whatever color you choose, make sure it doesn’t clash with the other homes in the neighborhood. An otherwise appropriate color could end up making your house an eye-sore.

2. The Roof. What color is the roof on your home? If it is a red tile roof, off-whites are probably going to be the best choice. Dark green will not. Unless you are going to invest money in a new roof, make sure the paint color doesn’t clash with it.

3. Highlights. If there is a particular part of your house that should be emphasized, used light colored paint around it to draw attention.

 

Hide It! Conversely, if there are parts of the house that are mundane, use darker colors to draw attention away from them.

5. On large flat surfaces, such as the side of a garage, keep in mind the color you choose will have a washed out appearance.

Now we get to the fun part. After considering the above issues, make a preliminary list of colors and buy small cans of each color. In a private area of the house, start applying samples strokes a couple feet long and a foot or so wide. Try to paint examples in both shaded areas and those exposed to the sun.

Do not immediately judge the results of your experiments. Instead, wait a few hours for the paint to dry and then start comparing. Dry paint takes on a very different appearance than wet paint.

Once the paint is dry, take a long look at each sample. You will typically find the colors look much different than you thought they would. You may find one color is perfect or you may find something a little different would be best. Either way, you’ll have come up with the best house color to sell your home.

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Rainmaker
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Will

Great suggestions but there is one I would like to add. Almost every color fades especially the later years. If you like a color make it a bit darker and it will keep it true hue much longer. cheers cvc

Feb 23, 2017 11:41 AM #1
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You want to stand out from the competition, but you don't want to make too bold a statement - Neutral, neutral, neutral...

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