We’ve all heard that freshening up the paint can help you sell your home, but now we actually have numbers that back it up!
I am a firm believer in the concept that you only get one chance to make a first impression. When it comes to your home, the first impression is made the moment someone sees it for the very first time. I often ask my clients what they think the front of their home is saying about them.
On average, a good first impression can increase the perceived value of your home by up to eight per cent according to Century 21 Canada. This means that on the average Canadian home valued at $300,000, that initial first glance is potentially worth $24,000.
Paint is a game changer when it comes to first impressions.
When I first saw my new home, painted green and yellow, my initial reaction was that the space was ‘OK.’ The green and yellow combination seemed a bit dated and didn’t do anything to help the house stand out in the space. In fact, by painting it the same colour as the foliage around it, the house literally blended into the background.