Quick Home Sale Strategy – Tip #1: New Paint

If you’re preparing your South Florida home or condo for sale, probably the best update you can do for your property before listing it is to give it a fresh coat of paint, especially if it’s been 10 or more years since it was last painted.  If you are the do-it-yourself type, it will also be one of the least expensive updates you can do.  When choosing a paint color in preparation for the sale of your home, it’s best to choose a neutral color on the light side.  Although white gives the next owner a “clean slate” to work with, it can be a bit harsh on the eye, so it’s probably best to pick a light shade of a neutral color you like.  It is especially important to remove outdated wallpaper and repair the wall if necessary before painting it.  Home buyers viewing your house will appreciate not having to spend additional time and funds removing wallpaper or painting a crayon-colored room because they plan to use it as their home office instead of a child’s bedroom.

There is no question that South Florida has been experiencing a buyer’s market for about a year-and-a-half now, which is why it’s more important than ever to make sure your home shows well when compared to your competition.  A fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards differentiating your home for the better.  Oftentimes, because of the preparation process, you’ll find it’ll also help you get your house clean and decluttered which can also help sell your house more quickly.

My “quick home sale strategy” tips are designed to do just that… help you get your home sold fast and for top dollar in today’s market.  Check back regularly for new tips that are sure to make a difference!

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