Last week we talked about paint being "Money in a Can". We thought we would share a few before & after pictures of a listing we recently helped transform & get ready for market. The listing had plenty of great space but the dark paint colors really made it feel heavy & dated. We worked with the seller to pick out paint colors, light fixtures & finishes -- then staged it. What a difference! Scroll through below.
We meet with dozens of sellers each month. Each one has their own concerns or worries about how to quickly sell their home -- with spending the least amount of money possible. While we have lots of tips & tricks, one of our favorite ones for older or dated listings is this...
Aside from important home maintenance, such HVAC systems, plumbing etc, the biggest bang for your buck is always PAINT! We call it money in a can! A few coats of a cool grey or a light neutral beige can really transform an older home into a market-ready listing (we're talking inside OR outside). Often times, you won't need to paint your trim, just the walls. DIY sellers can usually accomplish painting a few rooms in one weekend. It gives buyers the sense that your home has been well-cared for and the fact that they might not have to paint over bright red walls is always a bonus.
Worried about color? Our tried & true favorite is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore - it's a soft neutral that doesn't lean too cool or too warm. It looks great in just about any setting & gives a fresh, updated feel. We also offer paint consultations to assist you in choosing the color just right for your listing.
The most successful House Dressings sellers understand the key differences between "selling" and "living" in a home. Kudos to these local sellers who rolled up their sleeves and got very busy just as soon as our walk & talk consultations ended. Your great efforts have made your listings shine!
606 Hickory, Lafayette
802 Beau Pre, Lafayette
104 Appaloosa, Lafayette
401 Mill Pond, Youngsville
We're excited to share pictures of this transformation! The seller hired us to do Full House Staging, meaning we staged every room in the house. Before we started our staging, we helped the seller pick a new neutral paint color for the main downstairs living areas and gave a little bit of homework. After that, we were in full swing - decluttering, moving furniture, hanging art - you name it!
We're excited to say the results were fantastic. Multiple showings when it hit the market led to a contract the first week!