11 Ways Exterior Paint Colors Could Boost Your Home’s Value
Selling a house can be a nightmarish task, but don’t worry! We’ve consulted top property experts to help you sell your home at its top value with as little renovation work as possible. These exterior painting tips can make a world of difference!
Avoid being too bold
“Bold exterior home colors are on the rise. That includes blues, reds, and pale yellows and greens,” Jason Kraus from RE/MAX Advanced Realty admitted. “However, existing homeowners must realize that those bold color choices are very personalized. While they suit homeowners that are making decisions for their own homes, it still isn’t the best idea for resale. When considering painting the exterior of your home to sell, you should still stay neutral. The goal is to appeal to the largest buyer pool. A bold color may limit your buyers.” Find out these other home “upgrades” that are actually a major waste of money.
White is a classic look for a home that has never gone out of style. For both a timeless and buyer-appealing look, stick with a white exterior. “The absolute best exterior paint colors for readers looking to sell their homes are shades of white!” Jennifer Okhovat, realtor with Compass, told RD. “White paint colors are the most attention-grabbing and look the sleekest and cleanest. When selling a property, a white home is attractive to a buyer because it is a ‘blank slate’ for them to get creative with landscaping and additional finishes (like a new/different door color, windows, etc.). More people see the potential and desirability in a white home than homes in other colors (pink, beige, blue, brown). Colors other than white make it harder for a homebuyer to picture the home with a different paint color, if the current one is unsatisfactory or not to their liking.” Read on to find out 31 more home improvements that will double the value of your home.