There are two things that sell homes. Space and light.
Home staging in Vaughan there is one thing I recommend to sellers when preparing their property for sale that achieves both things in one step.
Paint in a neutral colour so that the space looks larger and brighter. Buyers are attracted to light filled spaces.
To keep buyers from clicking through to the next property (usually in under 5 seconds) when searching on line for their new home, painting is one of the best investments of time and money that a seller can do to get the results they are looking for.
When a home is painted in bright or dark colours, it is not uncommon for a listing to have over 30 viewings in a few days with no offers, not even a low ball offers. The property may be in a desirable area, perfect lay out for a family to move right in and priced competitively. Still, the comments will be that the buyer does not want to paint, too much bother and expense.
So when a seller says they don't want to paint because of the bother and the expense I explain that is exactly what the buyers will be saying as well. It is up to the seller to get the property in showcase condition to create interest on the part of buyers and initate action on their part to put in an offer.
Here are some recent examples of how quickly the look of a home changes once neutral paints are used.
Bedroom After - you can clearly see that the chandelier is now a feature in the room. When the room was painted lilac, the chandelier blended in too much.
Bedroom Before - two bright colours in the room chopped the room up too much making it appear smaller than it was.
Bedroom After - neutral paint has helped to make the room look larger as well as allow the chandelier to become the feature in the room.
Buyers are looking for features in a home. Painting in a neutral colour allows the chandelier, wood floors and trim details to become the focus in the online listing photos and in person. Buyers are not so quick to click through to the next listing once the distracting bright colours have been toned down.
When you are listing your home for sale, call Advantage Staging to select your paint colours for you.
Our association worked with a paint company for over a year tracking which colours sell in North America. Then they gave us 10 colours to work with. No guessing involved. These colours are what people want when they are buying. Why not paint your house in one of those colours?
Your professional home stager can visit your home to see how the light in your home effects the paint colours and choose the perfect one for selling your home. Did you know that 40% of paint sold the first time is the wrong colour?
Michelle Finnamore Advantage Staging 416.928.2999
Remember, professional home staging is always less than the first price reduction.