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Painting to Sell

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Who knew that something as simple as a new paint color can spruce up your home and increase its value… literally overnight?

Decorating your home is one of the most exciting things about being a homeowner. You get to design each room to complement your personality through paint, curtains, rugs, art, furniture, and light-fixtures. 

And while these are all gorgeous and unique ways to customize spaces, when it comes to preparing your home for resale, a simple color change can make a huge difference when trying to sell your home as quickly as possible.

Here are four tips to keep in mind when it comes to picking the right colors for the right spaces to make your home appealing to buyers:

Your Front Door

If you’re looking for a pop of color, your front door is the best place to do it. A vibrant red or bright friendly blue can add some personality to your home and appeal to potential buyers.

Interior Walls

Neutral tones are key on interior walls. Your goal is to create a blank canvas that helps potential buyers envision themselves living there. You’ll want your interior paint color to be uniform throughout the home. 

The Color

The biggest color trends right now are all things neutral. Whites, grays, and dusty taupes are all the rage. These colors are a big hit with buyers because they’re versatile and go with any decor and style.

Texture and Finish

Satin or semi-gloss finish will be your best bet in high-traffic areas (like kitchens and bathrooms) that may need regular cleaning.  Eggshell and matte finishes work best for ceilings and low traffic walls like living rooms and bedrooms. 

You might wonder why paint is such a big sticking point for buyers, especially since it’s so easily changed. It really boils down to psychology. Many home buyers don’t want to move into a home that needs immediate home improvement projects. 

Also, most buyers aren’t interior designers, so they may have trouble imagining themselves living in a home with a bold color palette they don’t care for. But a neutral color palette is a blank slate that helps buyers imagine endless possibilities.   

If you’re thinking about making a move (or know someone who is), I can help!

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Sandoval Realty Group

Sandoval Realty Group

Hey, I’m Christine Sandoval! I am a dedicated and experienced Realtor® serving the Inland Empire. As a native of Rancho Cucamonga, I have built a reputation for providing top-notch service and achieving outstanding results for my clients. With over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, I am an advocate for my clients' best interests. I have a passion for helping families find their forever homes. Coming from a law enforcement and military family, I pride myself in being a Military Relocation Specialist with a commitment to helping veterans and first responders. When I am not busy helping my clients navigate the world of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family chasing my twin boys around, while traveling and exploring the many hidden gems of the Inland Empire. See you around the IE!
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