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A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in improving the aesthetics of your home. Not only can exterior painting make your property look amazing, but it can significantly boost its value and appeal. If you’re trying to sell your home, a quality exterior paint job will surely attract buyers like no other. After all, who doesn’t want to move into a home that already looks good? With that in mind, continue reading to learn more about how exterior painting can boost your home’s value.
If you’ve heard the term “curb appeal”, you might think it’s some meaningless piece of jargon. However, it matters a lot more than you think – just ask any realtor. Basically, if your home doesn’t look good on the outside, you’re not going to be successful in attracting potential buyers.
The exterior of your home is the first thing people see, meaning it’s crucial to ensure you’re making a great first impression. In fact, that may be the only photo included in a realtor’s brief. By having a nice-looking home, you can entice people into wanting to see what the inside looks like as well. That will only increase your chances of making a sale. What’s more, a repainted home is something you get to enjoy too. Even if you’re not selling your property, you get to return to an aesthetically pleasing home every single day.
Throughout your life, you’ve probably been told that it’s better to stand out than to blend in. Unfortunately, this great piece of advice doesn’t translate well when it comes to your home and it’s appearance. For example, if your neighbourhood is typically full of homes with the same beige exterior colour, you’re going to stand out for all the wrong reasons if you painted yours bright red.
When it comes to exterior paint colours, it’s always best to choose a colour that matches the rest of your neighbourhood because no one wants to buy a “unicorn”. That term refers to a home that doesn’t fit the neighbourhood or is too overpriced for the surrounding area. If the area is governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), there are likely rules, guidelines and colour recommendations for exterior painting that you need to follow.
What do you want prospective buyers to think when they see your home? Usually, you want to be sending a positive message. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home can say a lot about your property. However, if the exterior paint is old, faded and peeling, you may send a negative message and you don’t want to be sending negative messages if you’re trying to get your house off the market.