Today’s buyers want move-in-ready – including the colour schemes, carpeting, flooring and cabinetry.
Preparing your home to sell can be quite daunting given that today’s buyers want move-in-ready. Your buyers lead busy lives and do not want the hassle of painting, renovating or repairing. Your property will sell for more money and faster if you take the time to prepare it for sale in a manner buyers are looking for.
One of the first things buyers notice is the colour of the walls. Will the colours match their existing furniture and furnishings? You want to play it safe. While you may like to make a statement with bold colours on the walls, it may just put-off your buyer.
Colour choices for 2019 tend to be rustic with a variety of carmels, coral, mustards, and browns, blue tones are almost always in style, and for those looking for that wow factor, deep purples, mauve, deep green or deep blues are on trend as well – for the really brave even a pop of red depending on your personality according to Sherman Williams.
Dulux agrees – becoming one with nature for greens, carmels, light browns, cream for wellness, and wines and mustards for the bold. While pantone’s colour of the year is ‘ultra violet’ a tad too strong for someone trying to sell a home in neutral tones – but don’t be afraid to add a touch of the latest colour in décor. But remember, just a touch – the focal point of the room isn’t the ultra violet throw pillows….
Colour psychology is the study of hues as a determinant of human behavior. Color influences perceptions that are not obvious, such as the taste of food. Colours can also enhance the effectiveness of placebos. For example, red or orange pills are generally used as stimulants. Wikipedia
We found this interesting chart outlining the psychology of colour from ignytebrands.com. Browse through the colours and the mood or feeling they represent – does it hold true for you? You’ll find some will, some won’t.
They say, never ever paint a bedroom red – red tends to raise blood pressure and make you feel anxious – something you definitely won’t want when relaxing and trying to fall asleep for the night.
Takeaway: Choose your colours wisely, freshly painted walls in on-trend colours can increase the value of your home and make it more appealing for potential buyers, which also makes for a quicker sale.
If you’re not sure what your home requires to prepare it to sell, book a consultation with us, we’ll give you a detailed report for you to follow, pre-staging your home.