Should I Paint My Kitchen Cabinets to Help Sell My Home?

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Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties 256152
Original content by Shar Sitter

Such a good question and one that I get at least once a week during a Home Staging Consultation. It really is something to take a hard look at. Questions to consider:

 

  1. How old are the cabinets?
  2. What is the price of my home?
  3. What is the current market?
  4. Is there a lot of competition in my area?
  5. What will be the cost to paint the cabinets?

I did a consultation for a starter level home in a suburb of Minneapolis. The cabinets were original and in pretty good shape but in a medium oak stain which is not what the buyers are looking for. Since this home was a starter level home we know that the buyer may not be coming in and gutting a complete kitchen right away.  They want a kitchen they can live with for a while until improvements can be made down the road.

 

 

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It is a hot market right  now and homes in that price range are going fast but you also want to get top dollar.

 

I had the homeowner get a bid to have the cabinets painted which came in very reasonable. I recommended the painting be done.

 

 

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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

 

Isn't the difference amazing!! Because the cabinets were being painted would could also take down the decorative bar across the top of the sink that is very dated and add an updated pendant light. The home got a couple other small updates, was staged and the outcome??? The homeowner received an offer the first day with multiply offers coming in and selling for over the list price! Painting the cabinets paid off with a quick sale, did not leave any money on the table and in fact put a little extra in the homeowner's pocket.

 

If you are selling your home be sure to get professional advice from a Certified Home Stager.

 

 

Premier Home Staging and Redesign Firm Serving the Entire Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Area

   

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Shar Sitter

Website: http://roomswithstyle.com/

Portfolio:  Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis, MN

Email: Shar@roomswithstyle.com

Although each house is unique there is one common goal...using our expertise to get your home sold as quickly as possible.

 

 

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Comments (2)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ron, Good to see you back in the rain again.  Shar came up with a excellent blog.

 

Oct 05, 2020 10:19 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great choice for a reblog....I missed the original, so I appreciate the reshare!

Oct 11, 2020 07:29 AM