If you are considering putting your home on the market, spring is the perfect time to do it. Repainting the exterior of your home is a great way to increase the market value of your home. Here are some exterior painting tips to consider before you put your home on the market.

The First Impression Matters

The exterior of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see when they come to your house. If the exterior color is unappealing to potential home buyers, their impression of the home will be diminished even if they like other aspects of the home.

The condition of your front door will also make a big impression on potential buyers, and a well-painted door can help you make sure that it is a good one.

You can also use colors to make your house look larger or smaller. Light colors can make a small house look bigger while dark colors can work well to make your large house look smaller if it is squeezed onto a small lot.

Neutral Colors Will Sell

They might not be as fun as bright orange or pink, but neutral colors will appeal to more buyers, making it easier for you to sell your home. Even if potential home buyers don’t immediately fall in love with the neutral colors, they make it easier for buyers to imagine painting the home in ways that match their tastes.

When you are preparing to sell your home, it is important to think about what a potential buyer would want instead of focusing on the things you want.

Match Your Exterior Colors

The exterior color should complement the design and architecture of the home. The colors you choose should also match the materials such as brick, stone, roof tiles and stucco that are a part of the home’s external appearance. You can also use colors to highlight unique architectural details on your home’s exterior.

Remember when picking your colors to view them in natural light so that you will know exactly what the color will look like on the outside of your house. Keep in mind that colors will look different in relation to each other. Whites can turn into off-whites next to dark colors, and tan can become beige next to white.

Trust the Experts

Now that you have some ideas about how to increase the market value of your home with new exterior painting, contact The Painting Company. We know what colors sell and will work best for your home.

Call us today for a free quote, and let us help you sell your home at the best market value! Jobs over $2, 000 are now 10 percent off!