After necessary repairs, the second most common pre-listing project—and one we almost always recommend—is painting a house to sell. Painting a home to sell is common, which is why in this blog post we’ll discuss why painting before selling is so important and which colors are best for painting a house to sell. We’ll end by showing you the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint and the value it can add to a home sale.
Why is painting before selling a home so common?
Over the years you spend in a home, walls inevitably show signs of wear and tear in the form of scuff marks, stains, and chips in the paint. Sometimes walls even fall victim to the artistic expression of toddlers. In most cases, the damage to your walls is only paint-deep, meaning if you apply a new coat of paint, no one will ever know the difference. Pair the commonness of wall marks with the fairly affordable cost of hiring painters, and a fresh coat of paint is a simple fix to help your home appear like-new to home buyers.