sellers compete, "Repaint or Bust".
Homes for the longest time sold so
fast and easily that fixing them up for sale was not
essential. Today, if your home is not "prettier"
than other comparable homes, it is less likely
Homebuilders know that it is there models that sell their homes.
Although the houses sold are plain white and undecorated, many
are sold to people who have only seen the model when buying,
before their house was even built.
For years now, many people have been buying homes to fix-up and
paint to look like a model home to resell it (Flip-It) for a
profit. Unfortunately, in today's market, it is a necessity to
make your home stand out from the rest. In order to sell it in a
Very Important Things to consider:
The most up
to date popular look
is to paint
the ceiling, the crown moldings, the doors and door trim, and
baseboards with the same shade of white. Then paint the walls
with a popular accent color (have your painting contractor show
you the most asked for colors that are a hit with just about
Not everyone likes the low-sheen / satin finish.
While some people
like the durability of a low-sheen finish,
many do not.
It reminds them of rentals and apartments that they had where
everything was painted glossy. We suggest flat paint in living
areas, and semi-gloss on doors, baseboards, kitchen and
Very few people like wall-paper and paneling.
two or three people have asked us if we hang wall paper",
Wildman of A
New Life Painting & Decorating.
vast majority ask us to get rid of it.
We suggest removing all wall-paper, and removing or painting
No one likes popcorn ceilings!
We suggest removing
the popcorn ceiling texture, and retexturing it with an almost
smooth skip-trowel texture.