It's the busy season for buying and selling real estate which also means it's a busy season for color consultants and painters preparing houses. Homeowners and realtors alike recognize the value of investing in a professional paint job.
Kim Travascio, Qualifying Broker with Heart Homes, LLC explains, "When clients narrow their home search down, they are going to choose the home that they feel most comfortable in and can visualize living in. A fresh paint job can be the deciding factor for that."
Here is what we think you should know from the professionals about painting before you sell.
The top 3 reasons you should paint:
Top 3 paint tips to getting a return on your investment:
Tanya Otero-Villalobos, Associate Broker, Buyer's Agent for Keller Williams says, "I often see home buyers struggle with the aesthetics of what could be a great home. Specifically paint...they see dingy worn walls or colors that are not pleasing to them and sometimes cannot get past it. I counsel them on what a fresh coat of paint can do to change the overall feeling and make a house, their home. We let sellers know the importance of painting prior to putting their house on the market. Which quite simply, with a nice neutral coat of paint on the walls, can lend to the overall appeal and to a much quicker sale of the house."
Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or a realtor, we are happy to talk to you about your painting and color needs to make that house a dream home!
Jennifer Smith is a Certified Architectural Color Consultant in Albuquerque, NM.