Putting a fresh coat of paint on your home is one of the most effective and affordable ways to make it look updated, increase its value and help it sell faster. With so many different types of Las Vegas homes for sale, our real estate agents are well-versed in determining what works and what doesn't when it comes to color choices and painting. These five tips on painting your home to sell can make it stand out from the crowd and lead to a quick sale.
- Keep it Neutral
Both dark and bright colors can be a major turnoff for potential buyers, and believe it or not, so can bright white. Although traditional beige is considered neutral, it often contains strong yellow undertones, which make it hard to coordinate with cooler colors like green, blue and violet. One of the hottest neutral colors that's been popping up all over the place is "greige," which, yes, you guessed it — brings beige and gray together, creating a versatile neutral color that can be used in almost anywhere. Light, neutral colors also brighten up rooms and make them look bigger.
- Choose Colors According to Room
It may be tempting to pick just one shade for the whole house, but taking the time to consider each room individually is important. Light blue hues work well in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, while a more gray-blue is well-suited for dining rooms. Stick with greige, light beiges and gray-brown for the living room, and definitely go neutral in hallways and other common areas. Bold accent colors on cabinets or smaller surfaces like the front door are okay; just make sure they contrast nicely with the light or neutral colors on larger surfaces.
- Pay Attention to Trim and Ceilings
While you don't want stark white walls, painting ceilings and baseboards white or off-white produces a clean, fresh look. Just make sure you keep it neat—using painter's tape and learning how to properly cut in corners creates a professional, sleek appearance buyers will love.
- Get Rid of Old Wallpaper
If you have dated wallpaper in your home, removing it and putting a fresh coat of paint in its place can transform a room. Stripping wallpaper isn't as difficult as you may think, and the benefits of showing a home that looks modern and updated are well worth the effort.
- Don't Forget the Exterior
First impressions are important when you're selling your home. Many people drive by before they look at a house and dull, peeling paint may keep them from checking it out altogether. It's best to do a neutral greige or another earthy tone for the exterior of your home. Using a different color for trim can make the outside of your house pop and increase curb appeal. HIring professional painters to paint the exterior of your home is vital—they have the proper equipment and skill to do it safely and make it look great. Ask friends or family for recommendations and get a few estimates before you decide.
For more tips on getting your Las Vegas home ready for sale, contact Wardley Real Estate. Our team of experienced real estate professionals is ready to assist you with whatever you may need.