A good paint job can absolutely increase your home’s value for potential buyers. “It’s the least expensive investment for the biggest return,” says Jennie Norris, chairwoman of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals and her own Denver-based home staging business, Sensational Homes.
As a matter of fact, we found information from Open Door stating that “painting the interior results in a 107% on the return on investment (ROI), and painting the exterior leads to a 55% ROI, according to a HomeGain 2012 Top DIY Home Improvements for Seller survey.”
Warm, neutral paint colors can liven up an interior space really effectively. Giving your home a fresh look is a way to assure potential buyers that you’re on top of maintenance. Further, prioritizing kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, and entryways increases your home’s value the most.
“The right kind of paint can make a small room look bigger and a cavernous room look smaller,” says Christina Hoffmann. She is the concept manager of HouseLogic.com, a homeownership and buying resource produced by the National Association of Realtors.
Your home’s exterior is your first impression. People make judgements in the first few seconds of meeting someone new. Similarly, they’ll do the same for your house. Show potential buyers the value of your home from their first glance. From landscaping to your exterior paint job, first impressions make a big difference in whether your home brings enough value for potential buyers.
Jennie Norris recommends using the 60-30-10 percentage rule. 60% is the body of the home, like stucco or brick, 30% is the garage doors and trim. The final 10% is the front and shutters, with just a pop of color. So, use no more than three colors for your exterior to increase your home’s value.
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