Two reasons to have your house repainted before putting it up for sale

If you want to sell your home, it's worth hiring a team of residential house painters to repaint it before you put the property up for sale. Read on to find out why.

To improve the property's kerb appeal

Kerb appeal plays a determining role in the speed with which a property sells. When a potential buyer views a house or apartment, they will often begin to form an opinion about the property as soon as they set eyes on its exterior. If the outside of the property looks neglected or a bit shabby, they may decide not to make an offer, even if they are impressed by appearance, size and general condition of the interior. This is why so many real estate agents encourage clients who wish to sell their homes to invest some time and money into enhancing their properties' kerb appeal.

Given this, if you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible, but its exterior is looking a bit worse for wear, it could be worth having it repainted, as having a lick of paint added to the exterior walls is an affordable and highly effective way to boost your home's kerb appeal. The paint will disguise any staining, fading or peeling patches on the walls and make your outside of your property look presentable and well cared for. This, in turn, will ensure that any potential buyers who visit your home will not be deterred from buying by the condition of its exterior.

To make the rooms of your home appear more spacious

Most people who want to buy new homes tend to limit their search to properties that have rooms which look and feel spacious.

The colour of the walls in a room can have a significant impact on how spacious, airy and light it appears. Generally speaking, rooms tend to look larger if they are painted in pale, neutral shades (such as white or ivory, for example) and smaller when painted in deep, dark shades. This is because paler colours reflect the natural light that enters a room through its windows and thus help to create the illusion of spaciousness, even in rooms which are objectively quite small.

As such, if any of the rooms in your home currently have dark-coloured walls, you should consider hiring a painter to repaint them using lighter shades. In addition to making these rooms appear larger, this will also freshen up their appearance and give them a more modern look.

If you decide to do this, make sure to have the rooms painted at least a few weeks prior to the date on which you intend to begin having viewings, as it may take a while for the odours produced by the fresh paint to dissipate.