When it comes to selling a home, staging is not a must, but it can help people get the kind of picture in their mind of what the home really has the potential to look like. This is why the little details can sometimes really go a long way in terms of helping to seal the deal fast and lock down a great price on your home.
When people think of staging, they often think of adding furniture and decorations. In fact, there are lots of other aspects involved in the staging process as well. One of the often underestimated factors that sellers might want to take into account in the color and condition of the walls themselves. After all, most buyers have enough to worry about when they move into a new home and don’t want to add painting to the list.
With that in mind, here are industry expert tips on the best ways to paint interior walls for staging.
Prioritize Those Areas of the Home That Are Likely to Be Heavily Trafficked
When it comes to the real estate game, first impressions matter and this is why it is important to pay special attention to the condition of the walls in those rooms that viewers are most likely to focus on during an open house.
This means that those typical high-traffic areas like the kitchen, the main hallway, entrance area and family rooms should always be given top priority, especially if sellers have a limited budget for staging.
Stick to a Neutral Color Palette
If your walls are painted non-neutral tones, this is all the more reason to prioritize painting to help sell your home. While your wall colors probably look great in terms of the vision you have created for the room, the thing is that prospective buyers are unlikely to be able to visualize their own belongings and ascents working inside somebody else’s personal design scheme.
When it comes to picking out paint colors, stick to a safe neutral palette. The safest bet is to make sure to keep the tones within a neutral grey, white and beige color palette. When a group of real estate agents were surveyed, over three quarters said that beige was the best choice of paint color for staging, but white and grey were also recommended.
When it comes to getting that home sold, homeowners might be tempted to just throw a quick top-coat over the existing paint scheme. While this may certainly be viable, especially if the walls have been recently painted, aren’t very soiled and are within a similar scheme, it is often a good policy to start from scratch with a primer coat and a high-quality paint that is likely to last.
The thing is that buyers are likely to notice if the paint job isn’t to the same quality standards as they would like it to be, and this may end up counting as points against your home in the long run. As a general rule, shoot to paint the home as you would want it to be painted if you were moving in.
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