A client recently asked Realtor's Larry And Sheila, "Do you think it's necessary to paint my house before I put it on the market"?
She was concerned about the expense and whether it would really make a difference to potential buyers.
Our Answer...Yes if the colors are unusual or bold.
We were showing a Condo on The North Shore of Long Island and the Condo had been on the market a long time. It was not our listing and from the photos we could see why it hadn't sold. The colors were BOLD in every room. The Living Room was Deep Orange, the Kitchen was Bright Red, the Master Bedroom was a Dark Purple and the 2.5 Bathrooms were all Lime Green with Dark Blue accents. The colors in the photos alone can overwhelm potential buyers, and in person, our buyers told us they didn't like the paint and didn't like this floor plan. The following week the exact floor plan had been listed and we knew the buyers would reconsider this model once they were inside this all Neutral color Condo.
Painting a few select rooms in warm soft neutral colors helped our buyers focus on the Condo's beautiful architectural details instead of the unusual colors that were on the walls in the other Condo. This seemingly little change made a big difference in how enthusiastic our buyers were about this floor plan and BAM...SOLD!
Potential buyers can be very critical of everything in your house. If your colors are too striking, paint rooms with Neutral Colors to improve the chances of a sale.
Larry & Sheila
This Long Island Real Estate Home Seller Tip is courtesy of Larry And Sheila Realtor's 631-805-4400 helping Buyers and Sellers on The North Shore Of Long Island.