Probably. And here’s why

If you are planning to sell your house, there must be a reason. Perhaps you have a growing family and now it’s too small. Maybe the kids have moved out and you don’t need such a sizable place any longer. Whatever the case may be, surely you’re looking for a quick sale at a good price.

And it can be easy to just want to stick a ‘For Sale’ sign on your lawn and call it a day. Even if there may be a few things around the house that could be fixed or renovated, you’re probably reluctant to spend much money. After all, you won’t be living there anymore, so why bother? Well, if you want to get that good price, there are certain things that are worth the bother. Is painting one of them? Here’s how to decide:


The importance of curb appeal can’t be understated. Your home’s exterior is the first impression potential buyers get, and if it’s not looking so good, you may lose them before they even get in the door. If the outside of your home was painted a couple of decades ago and you haven’t done anything since chances are it needs an update. Instead of paying to have a complete paint job, think about freshening it up. Adding new accent colors to the trim or shutters can be an excellent way to revive the look of your home.

If your home was painted in the last 10 years or so, it may be worthwhile to simply touch up the trim, which you can do yourself fairly inexpensively. You may also want to have somebody come out to pressure wash it.


Take a good look at all of the rooms in your home. If you notice things like water spots, scuffs, or discoloration, you need to start painting. Savvy buyers will see everything, and they will be looking for ways to bring your home’s price down. Also, neutral colors are best. If on a lark you decided to paint your dining room red, for example, that may not go over too well. Rooms with non-neutral colors should be repainted.

If there are just a few scuff marks or other minor issues, you can take care of these on your own. You might also want to consider repainting the trim and baseboards white just to make the rooms pop a little.

Before you put your house on the market, you don’t have to do anything with it. But to get the best price, little things like new coats of paint can make a huge difference. If you want more advice on selling your home, get in touch with Dante Disabato. Call us at 239.537.5351 or contact us through our online form.

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