It's mid-January and it's cold, gray and snowy. The department stores are filled with discounted merchandise left unpurchased during the holiday season and not looking particularly fresh, shiny or new! Unfortunately, the same can be said of some of the current housing inventory. While we may see several sales in January of 2015, it is likely that there will be many homes still left "on the shelf".
Typically most Buyers will end up painting their newly purchased property to make the house their home. So why as a Seller would you paint, freshen-up walls and touch-up woodwork before placing your home on the market? The answer is a simple one, painting is one the most inexpensive ways to transform your interior and exterior spaces to a fresh up-to-date look and quality mass appeal. What buyer wouldn’t be tempted by walking into a condo in Boston or one of many Arlington MA homes for sale freshly painted and looking spanking new!
Making good color choices will enhance the potential for a quick sale and you don’t need to pay a designer for the latest trends. You can easily pick up a recent brochure from Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel and they will give you the insight of a world class designer with the modern consumer in mind. Note: don’t get too extravagant stay conservative and stick to neutral colors. The smell of fresh paint never hurts either!