If you’re selling, get painting!

Painting is one of the easiest ways to make a difference in your home when you are trying to sell. Adding a fresh coat of paint can make the house more appealing and it looks great in photos and videos on listings.

You want to have the house feeling natural, fresh and look newer as well. Choosing a light shade is important to brighten it up and make it look more spacious. Keeping it neutral helps potential buyers to better envision themselves in the space. Some of the most popular shades to choose are beige, cream, soft white, or grey.

You can also add in other neutral tones such as warm browns, including oatmeal and taupe, and pale blues, which look especially good in bedrooms and bathrooms. For inspiration, be sure to visit Benjamin Moore’s website to take a look at their colour of the year, Metropolitan AF-690, which is a light grey.

Choose areas of the home to paint that give off first impressions and are high-traffic, like your entranceway and main hallway, kitchen and family room. You’ll also want to include any rooms in the home that stand out as needing an update. In the kitchen, this might include an update to the cupboards and trim as well. This fresh new colour can make all of the difference to update the look of the kitchen.

So grab a paintbrush as you prepare your home to sell – it’s one of the most efficient ways to update your home!

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