Each year, the real estate market heats up in the spring and summer months. As winter winds down, you may be considering listing your home for sale. Homeowners looking to sell may need to consider a few repairs and upgrades to get the most out of their investment. We are here to help with the do’s and don’ts of painting choices to attract the most buyers.

DON’T: Bright, vibrant colors in kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms do not appeal to most buyers. Avoid anything too trendy like mint green kitchens, and blue living rooms. Other hues that turned off prospective buyers in a recent Zillow study were red, pink, and bright yellow. Buyers who see bright and busy colors on the walls see projects they will need to complete leading to potentially lower offers on your home.

DO: Keep walls neutral – especially in main living areas. Gray living rooms allow buyers to imagine themselves in the space which means they are more likely to put in an offer. Light blue bathrooms, white kitchens, and dark blue bedrooms also have the potential to increase offers on your home.

DO: Choose a paint finish that compliments each area of your home. Matte or Flat sheens are great at hiding imperfections in walls that will keep your home looking new through all of the showings. Use a flat white paint on ceilings to make your rooms look larger and brighter. Satin paint is perfect for trim, molding, and doors to keep the space looking clean and modern.

New paint is a relatively fast and affordable way to add value to your home. If you are getting ready to sell your home and need help with your painting project, give us a call today for a free consultation.