Hey everybody. In this week’s Rayco blog we are going to discuss painting a home before putting it on the market for sale. If you are considering selling your home you know that the process can be difficult, especially in a slow market. Unfortunately many of the reasons for bringing in a great price and buyer for your home are out of your control. One crucial thing you do have control of, however, is the first impression your home makes when prospective buyers drive by or come in for a showing. If you are thinking about listing your home for sale in the near future, it is important to keep in mind that you need to make your home stand out from the competition and to quickly make a great first impression.
The two most common concerns we hear from home sellers are that they are on a budget and don’t have time to paint the entire house. After painting countless homes to sell, we’ve learned it’s best to prioritize areas that need to be painted the most.
Without a doubt the front entrance of your home is the first impression potential buyers will get. A stylishly painted front door speaks volumes about the rest of your home. It gives the impression of a well maintained, taken care of property. It’s also a great way to make your home stand out from neighboring homes on the block. Rayco recommends top-quality 100% acrylic latex paint from Benjamin Moore or Kelly Moore.
Whenever we paint a home to sell we like to start with the exterior of the home because a scruffy exterior is very difficult to overcome. Next, it is best to consider having the kitchen and in the first room buyers see when they enter the home painted.
The last thing you need to remember when updating a home to sell is that most buyers are really looking for a home in turn key condition, and just like you they are too busy to stop and paint the home after they move in. They want a home not a project.