We all have our likes and dislikes. Those preferences carry over into our home, making our spaces a reflection of our personality and personal style. Color is personal. When preparing your home for the market, you should be aware of certain factors that could be a turn off to potential buyers. The yellow walls in your living room may bring you happiness every day, but someone looking at you home may not see it the same way, making a judgment about your home before seeing all its potential.
It’s amazing how many times we have seen color specific things scare potential buyers away. This is something to consider when choosing paint colors, wallpapers, cabinets, carpets or tiles for your home. Consider choosing more neutral colors for the big areas. Colors like ivory, tan or grey have more mass appeal. Then, use your furniture, area rugs, artwork and décor as an opportunity to bring out the colors that reflect your personal style and preferences.
Painting your home can be an expensive investment. Although you want to choose a color you love, it is important to consider the long-term effect and where you see yourself living five or ten years. Maybe, you don’t foresee yourself moving anytime soon, and in that case, go for the bright purple exterior you’ve always dreamed of. However, as professionals, we see unforeseen circumstances when clients who never planned to move are forced to sell.
Think logically when making large investments in your home. You don’t want your rash decision on red carpet or yellow walls a few years ago to be the reason you are struggling to sell your home today!
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