Realtors Say These Paint Colors Can Increase Your Home's Value
As children, we were taught to never judge a book by its cover. But, when it comes to finding a space you can call home sweet home? Well, that's a different story. It doesn't matter if you are a DIY savant or prefer to outsource all your handiwork, a fresh coat of paint is an easy and somewhat affordable task that can immediately transform the look and feel of your place. Yet, the harsh reality is that some paint colors can not only entice buyers, but also up your home's value in the process. According to Sharon Brown, Dallas General Manager at digital real estate platform Opendoor, it's always better to err on the side of caution.
"Generally, going with neutral colors like shades of white, beige, taupe, and grays lead to a faster sale," she shares. "Neutral colors are also more appealing to potential buyers because many want the creative freedom of a blank canvas to add their personal touches to when looking for a new place to call home. From a seller's point of view, it can be risky having bright bold paint colors because personal preference ranges greatly from person to person."
In fact, a recent survey by Opendoor found that the most popular colors for a home's exterior were gray (30%) and beige (26%). It's official: neutrals equal major dollar signs, but which shades can actually seal the deal? To help, six real-estate experts share their go-to hues. Whether you're looking to repaint your home's exterior before the big sell or you're just in the market for a wall refresh, you're bound to find a shade that'll pique your interest.