When placing your home on the market, it’s important to remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While you remember lovingly painting your kitchen walls with Seawashed Glass green, it may not suit every potential buyer when placing your home on the market. However bland it may come across, real estate experts encourage you to mute any loud colors that may appear as unappealing. You always hear that a paint is an easy cosmetic fix but not so fast. It’s interesting to see how a color is perceived and who actually makes an offer.
In a recent home sale, the owner placed the home on the market with the dark trim. People who were NOT currently in the market looking for a new home found the dark trim to “attractive” and “showcased the home well”. However, potential homebuyers were not sold on the dark trim. It became the hindering point of offers. At the guidance of their real estate agent, they painted the trims white. Not only did they receive more offers, they received ones above the purchase price.
Lesson learned: One of the most important components to effectively selling your home is making it appealing to potential buyers. Consult a real estate expert like myself to help get your home ready to showcase.