Why You Should Paint Your Home’s Exterior Before You Sell It

There is a lot of prep work that goes into selling your home––the paperwork, the cleaning, the packing, the relocating. It can be a time-consuming and arduous process to not only set yourself up in a new place to call home, but to make sure you find buyers quickly so your home isn’t sitting on the market for too long.

It may seem counterintuitive to spend any money on a property that you’re saying good-bye to. However, a professional exterior painting project to refresh the maintenance and aesthetic of your soon-to-be former home can help your chances of attracting buyers so you can focus on your next chapter. A quality paint project could even help sell your home at a higher asking price. A listing with high curb appeal can be especially helpful if you’re looking to put your home on the market during a slow buying season or at a time when the real estate market isn’t favoring sellers.

The team at CertaPro Painters® of Columbus knows just how influential a flawless exterior coat of paint can be for potential buyers. You may have a lot of questions about what paint colors are best to appeal to the masses. Our color consultants can help advise you on exterior painting palettes that can make your home match its asking price and not come across as dramatic or off-putting.

The quality of your home’s exterior is the first impression buyers have of your home. It can make or break people’s perceptions of the property before viewing the interior. Read on for some of the best exterior paint colors to help sell a home–especially if you’re a homeowner who knows they’ll soon be putting their home on the market.

Make It Move-In Ready

Yes, some buyers are certainly in the market for fixer-uppers that can be customized to their taste, but that mentality isn’t for everyone. A lot of buyers are looking for move-in-ready homes. Don’t be afraid to have a professional exterior painting project completed for fear that buyers may not like the colors you choose. Instead, make thoughtful color selections that are fresh and pleasing to a general audience. It’s best to play within a neutral exterior color palette.

A Warm Welcome With Wheat

While we love a bright, sunny yellow exterior, a super vibrant hue can be off-putting for some buyers. We suggest going more toward buttery hues that are both warm and inviting. A wheat hue works well for an exterior painting project because it complements natural materials like stone and dark wood tones that may already be a part of your exterior landscape. It also pairs well with dark browns and gray-blues that you can incorporate into secondary or accent colors for your painting project. They all play within the neutral space that won’t turn off buyers.

The fall months aren’t known to be the best for sellers. People are settling back into their school routines and may not be inclined to begin a moving process with winter right around the corner. You do have the benefit of less competition on your side if you must list during the fall, and a wheat color scheme can bring some major autumnal feelings to your buyers. Wheat hues look so beautiful with fall reds and oranges, which can help get buyers in the door during what is otherwise a slow season. Keep that lawn in order too––a wheat paint color will glow next to all that green.

Draw Attention (The Good Kind) With Blue

Blue is no stranger to the exterior space. A deep blue exterior can have a nautical, serene feeling or a light blue can feel bright and fresh. Blue hues are great for people who want some color, but still want to play in a neutral space for wide appeal. Blues can bring a lot of personality and enhance standing architectural elements while not be an overwhelming presence on your street. They are definitely at the top of the list for the most appealing exterior house colors.

Tried and True White

White has reigned supreme for exterior painting colors for quite some time. It’s a fresh and clean color to build a palette around for a professional exterior painting project. It’s also a smart choice if you’re about to put your home on the market. Potential homebuyers will view your white paint job as a blank slate for them to make their own. It has a timeless appeal.

Don’t want to commit to an exterior painting project, but still want a little something done to spruce up your exterior ahead of listing? The team at CertaPro Painters® of Columbus can help with services like power washing, staining, and stucco repairs to get things looking great ahead of showings. Giving the exterior of your home some love before you present it to potential buyers will show that your home has been cared for and well-maintained throughout the years. Knowing that will instill some serious trust in the property, which is important for anyone considering making an offer.

Let the team at CertaPro Painters® of Columbus help get your home in shape to hit the market. Get in touch today at 614-799-8016 or schedule online to get a free estimate for a professional exterior painting project. CertaPro Painters® of Columbus can handle updates to the home you’re leaving so that you can focus on what’s next.