Selling your home? Fresh paint can bring MAXIMUM RETURN!

Selling your home? Fresh paint can bring MAXIMUM RETURN!

Selling your home?  Fresh paint can bring MAXIMUM RETURN!

Beauti-Tone suggests the colour of money is not green, but one of 12 gorgeous neutrals!    
 
Burford, ON (May 12, 2015) – For most of us, selling a home is something we do very few times in our life, so we want to get it right and maximize our return. Recognizing that fresh paint is the simplest way to increase saleability of a home, Beauti-Tone Paint, a division of Home Hardware, has introduced the easiest way to choose the perfect colour: Selling Your Home with Colour Confidence, a collection of the very best neutral wall and trim colours for enhancing the look of a home. 
 
“Preparing a home for sale is very different than decorating a home,” says Bev Bell, Creative Director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited. “The key to home-selling success is to put your fabulous creativity to the side just this once, and instead think as neutral as possible.” This does not mean bland or boring, though. “It simply means creating an environment that perspective buyers can see themselves living in, a space of possibilities,” notes Bell.Beauti-Tone’s Selling Your Home With Colour Confidence colour card includes 12 warm and cool neutrals that transform walls into a canvas to beautifully showcase a home.
 
Not sure what to paint? “If you can, paint every room so buyers feel your home is move-in ready,” says Bell.  “If you’re pressed for time, give principal rooms; living and dining room, great room, kitchen, and master bedroom, along with your entryway, a fresh, neutral palette.”
 
Complementing these best-of wall colours are six best-of trim colours. “Beautiful trim is stunning when painted a contrasting colour,” says Bell. “However, if your baseboard is plain, make it disappear by painting it the same colour as the wall. The walls will look higher and buyers’ eyes will be drawn to the room’s best features.
 
Once you have neutralized your décor with paint, these helpful suggestions will set the stage for a home that cheers, “pick me!”
 
  • Less is More: De-clutter. Clear kitchen and bathroom counters. Give the impression of ample storage by cleaning closets and drawers. If necessary, store excess furniture off-site to create a sense of spaciousness.
  • Clean to the Extreme: Ensure windows, floors, counters, fixtures, and appliances sparkle and all light-bulbs are working.
  • The Smell of Success: Any unusual odour can turn a perspective buyer off. Simmer cinnamon sticks before a showing however, put away all traces before buyers arrive. And remember, if odours are too strong buyers may wonder if you are masking something.
  • Keep it Fresh: Fresh flowers and fruit are the perfect accessory when selling your home.
  • First Impression: Paint your front door a fabulous colour, and stylize with a seasonal urn to enhance your home’s curb appeal.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015