Giving your home a makeover so that people are encouraged to buy it is a great idea. The impression that gets from seeing the outside of your home will strongly influence if they take the time to view it on the inside. The cost involved with painting the outside of your home is really very affordable.
Choose a great color that you can use that will be attractive. While it may currently be painted a particular color that fits your personality, it may not be one that other people will find inviting. Make sure the color you select for the trim is also a good match for the overall color. You need the outside of your home to be delightful and one that brings a warm feeling to people. Buying a home often includes getting great vibes from it.
If you have a fence around your property, don’t neglect to paint that as well. It will improve the landscaping of your home as well. Perhaps you have planned to do that for a long time but never got around to it. Before you put your home on the market though it needs to be done.
When the outside of the home looks attractive people will be encouraged to come in and look around. Make sure you have done a great job of painting any rooms indoors that could use it as well. The impression you need to give is that your home has been well cared for. New paint definitely gives that type of idea to the people interested in buying it.
The cost of painting your home both inside and out should be something you can accomplish for less than a couple of hundred dollars. It really depends on the size of it though and the quality of the paint you purchase. Then you need some additional supplies including brushes, pans, and drop clothes.
The idea of spending your free time painting isn’t thrilling, but it can definitely help you to get your home sold. If you don’t have the time to do it, consider hiring someone to do the work for you. Generally you will have to furnish all of the supplies and they will do the work.
Check your local newspaper to see if you can find any people with ads placed for such work. You can also post a flyer around town, ask around the office if anyone knows someone that can do it, and ask your friends. Many people like to take on such jobs to make extra money.
Make sure the job gets done right though no matter if you do it or you hire someone to take care of it. Go with the rule of two coats of paint being added. Use quality rollers or paint guns to put the paint on evenly. Take the time to properly mask off the areas around the windows and the doors.
If you get paint where it shouldn’t be potential buyers are going to be turned off by it. They will have already identified one thing they must take care of before they would be comfortable living in that home.
Some people feel that it is a waste of their time to paint a home they are getting ready to move out of. However, it is really in your best interest to do so. This is especially true if you still owe money on the home. Do you want to pay the mortgage for several more months or do you want to paint it and get it sold?