You’re getting your home ready to put on the market. You and your realtor walk around your home and try to see it from a potential buyer’s perspective. Like many sellers, you may need to replace a couple of dead lightbulbs or reduce some clutter, but as you step outside to look at the house with buyers in mind, your realtor points out that your house could definitely use a fresh coat of paint if you’re wanting to get top dollar. Can exterior paint really have an effect on the home value? Absolutely! Here are the ways that investing in exterior painting can help you get more traffic and potential offers.
Cut the Buyer’s List of Doubts
If you’ve ever searched for a home to buy, you’ve likely experienced finding a home that you liked, but it still had those asterisks, you know, those things you’d need to fix or do later on. Perhaps, these flaws were enough to dissuade you from buying the house, or perhaps you made a lower offer as a result. The same could happen with your house. Even little things can scare away buyers from making an offer on your house or reduce the price they make in the offer. When you address the exterior paint, you cut a big-ticket item from your buyers’ potential list of doubts and motivate the buyer to give you a higher or more reasonable offer.
Make a Statement
There’s a reason why realtors talk a lot about curb appeal. It’s important to buyers! You want your house to stand out in the best possible way from other listings, and painting your home’s exteriors is a great way to do that. Whether you have brick, stucco, or wood surfaces, a well-chosen, well-executed paint job can make your house attractive to buyers.
Show the House’s Good Bones
Overall, some interior changes to a house tend to be simpler and more affordable than exterior changes. By taking care of the exterior painting before listing the house, you are making it clear to the buyer that your house already has great potential from the moment they pull up to the house, even if there might be some interior updates that still need to be done.
Get More Return on Your Investment
Compared to some other updates you could make to your house, exterior painting can be one of the most affordable ways to show off the beautiful features of your home. This simple home improvement method costs significantly less than many other projects but can increase your home’s curb appeal, a vital part of appealing to more home buyers.
In the end, although you may not know exactly how much value exterior painting adds to the value of your home, you’re more likely to see interested buyers, which is always good for your bottom line. It’s worth the small investment now to sell your home later.
About Platinum Painting
Since 2008, Platinum Painting has been helping homeowners in the DFW area and beyond increase their properties’ curb appeal. We can paint practically every surface including wood, brick, stucco, vinyl siding, metal, and much more. Although we can use whatever brand you choose, if you have a preference, we tend to pick Sherwin Williams’ SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic paints. Would you like to have a free, in-person estimate? Contact Platinum Painting today!