To paint or not to paint, that is the question before selling your home.

March 5, 2018 2:39 pm

So, you are making the big decision to move and selling your home. There are a few things that almost always help sell homes faster. Any reputable real estate agent will tell you that paint will add value to your home. Paint is definitely one of the cheapest and quickest ways to improve the viewing experience for all the prospective buyers. Here’s a few reasons why painting before you place your home on the market might be a good idea.

First Impressions

First and foremost, paint significantly affects a buyer’s first impression of a space, and, if done well, highlights the character and personality of a home. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so it’s vital to make sure that your paint selections say “welcome home.” When pulling up to a house for the first time, the look of the exterior of your home will decide if a perspective buyer will stop or keep on driving. Maybe your home was just painted a few years ago, then perhaps just a pressure wash will help clean and brighten the look of your house. But, if your house has not been painted for more than 7 years, it is a good idea to add a coat of paint. Removing loose and peeling paint will keep the buyer from thinking the house needs more than just a coat of paint. Buyers will question if there is any rot or water damage around the house.

Fresh Paint = Well Maintained Home

A fresh coat of paint can make a home feel well maintained and appropriately taken care of. To illustrate this point, think about a home that has peeling, dirty, or faded paint. Bad paint in one area can give the impression that the entire home isn’t in good shape. Purchasers are uniquely aware of this and are constantly judging the condition of the home and comparing it to other homes at a comparable price. New paint gives the home a sense that it’s been lovingly maintained and is ready for immediate occupancy!

Neutral Colors

While painting your house will help your home look and feel clean and maintained, adding the right color to the interior and exterior of your house will make all the difference in how quickly a buyer will assess their desire to purchase your home. Bold colors like dark reds, bright yellows and pinks may be what inspires you, but it is not necessarily what a buyer wants to see in their new home. Neutral colors like beige, greys and off whites aid in helping a buyer see the potential for their own furnishings in your home. Use colors which are trending in todays market and especially for the exterior use colors that are popular in your neighborhood.


If you wish to speak to a professional painter prior to selling your home, please contact All Pro Painters at 781-449-7262 or email at

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