If you’re planning on selling your home or would just like to increase your equity by increasing its value, exterior paint is the way to go. Professionals consider exterior repainting to be one of the single most cost-effective ways to increase the actual or perceived value of your home. Here are some of the many ways an exterior paint job can help to make your home more sale-worthy.
Better Curb Appeal
The first impression of your home is a lasting one. If your home is for sale, this may decide whether potential buyers even bother to look inside or drive right by it. Because of this, many real estate agents will redo the exterior paint even on fixer-uppers that are a mess on the inside. This gives the buyer an idea of what the finished product might look like from the outside looking in.
Attracts Attention for the Right Reasons
How often has a red or turquoise door with matching window trims caught your eye? Probably quite a few times, if you really think about it. Even when you’re not a big fan of the color, the fact that it made you look is a great indication of the power of a splash of color on a house for sale. This is why so many agents paint the front door in red, yellow or other bold colors.
Highlights Selling Points
Are there certain details of the house you wouldn’t want a buyer to miss? Color might be a great way to point those out. Whether it’s the brand-new mailbox, large Roman pillars at the main entrance, or newly installed steps from the back terrace to the yard, the color can really help to indicate what’s worth noting without every needing to say a word.