If you’re selling your home, you’re probably wondering whether you should repaint it before you put it on the market – and for most people, the answer is yes. Thinking about repainting your entire home? Talk to your Realtor® about it first, to make sure it’s a good investment; otherwise, fixing up a few rooms or repainting the outside of your house is generally a great idea.
Pro tip: If your walls are stark white, you definitely need to repaint in another color. Go for neutrals, which appeal to the widest range of potential buyers.
Does New Paint Help Sell a Home?
Buyers like to see things that look new, and a fresh coat of paint is the best way to create that look in your home. Fresh paint makes the home look better-maintained (even if you’ve done a great job keeping up with it), but even more than that, it gives buyers a better first impression than they would’ve had ordinarily. You can capitalize on that good first impression by highlighting other great areas of your home during the staging process, which can help you sell it faster and at a higher price.
Fresh paint photographs well, too, and the better your home’s photos are, the more attention it’ll get when people see it online.
Finally, most buyers want a home that’s move-in ready. They don’t want to have to repaint over scuffs in the walls or update to a more modern color.
What Are Your Repainting Options?
You can repaint your entire house, inside and out, or you can focus on rooms that really need it. In some cases, when you’re selling, it pays to work with a professional painting company that can come in and address problem spots rather than repainting the entire thing. (Psst… we happen know the best painters in Pinehurst and the surrounding communities.)
Naturally, your cost will vary based on how much work needs to be done. You can talk to your real estate agent to find out what other sellers are doing (and what’s working or what isn’t working) on the market to figure out just how far you need to go.
When You Should Repaint
In some cases, there isn’t any question about whether you should repaint your home before you sell it. Here’s when you absolutely need to repaint:
- Walls are heavily soiled
- You removed wallpaper
- Walls have a lot of nail holes
- Paint is chipping, cracked or scuffed
- Walls were damaged and repaired
- You have non-neutral colors
Want to Talk to a Painting Expert Before You Sell Your Home?
Whether you’re repainting your home because it’s time for a change or you’re ready to put it on the market and sell it, Mack Painters can help. Call us at 910-725-3227 or get in touch with us online. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a free painting estimate for any of our services.