The fastest and least expensive way to increase the value of your property is to paint. Imagine earning back 3x the cost of your update? Very few other alternatives will earn you such a return on investment.
If you are preparing to sell your property, use neutral colors so that your potential customer can vision their own furniture and belongings in it. Make sure you cover up nail holes and pops, and clean up the trim. By far the most important rooms to update are the kitchen and bathroom, followed by the family room. Remember, light colors brighten, and dark spaces will make the paint look darker as we talked about in a previous blog https://bit.ly/2IAX38w.
If you paint the exterior, you will add immediate value to your home as the buyer will know they are maintenance free for years. Most real estate advisers will tell you that the “curb appeal” is most important to selling your home. Make sure your shrubbery is trimmed away from the house and any loose trim or rotten wood is replaced. Paint the front door! This is the easiest step to improve the first impression. Make sure you update the hardware and lighting to your entrance.