Get Your Home in Good Shape
Did you know spring is one of the best times to sell your home? The Home News magazine brought a great article showing that a new coat of paint is a quick, affordable, and possibly the most impactful, way to get your home in good shape and ready to sell.
You can also count on a good real estate agent with ASP staging credentials to help you out. Rocca Sisters have their real estate license and ASP (Accredited Staging Professional) Staging Credentials and our STAGED & SOLD ® approach can help you speed up the selling process of your house. Visit our website for statistics and some pics of home we got staged and sold.
The Home News Magazine – Issue 3 / 2013
Prep, prime and primp
Misusing colour can be a sure fire way to turn people off the purchase of your home. For a more inviting look that nearly everyone can enjoy, opt for neutral paint colors. A subtle beige, slight grey or even white can do the trick.
First, move furniture out of the room and place drop cloths to protect the floor. Remove any picture frames, outlet covers and wall décor. Then, gently scrub the walls with a mild detergent and water moisture using a soft sponge to remove any dirt, grime or lint. Don’t forget to prime your walls before applying colour to ensure the best end-results.
Paint like a pro
When applying paint, start at the top and work your way down. For superior results, you will want to fill the well of your roller tray with paint, dip the roller in half-way and then roll it back onto the tray’s angled platform to easily remove excess paint. This will reduce dripping and improve overall paint cover. The best approach for applying paint? Use your roller to make an overlapping “w” pattern in a 2-foot by 2-foot area; then fill in and repeat.
For smaller interior paint projects or tight spaces, there are a variety of innovative mini roller choices that are versatile, lightweight and can quickly and easily deliver a perfect finish with smooth rolling action. These combined features make them the ideal applicator for a variety of projects like painting doors and cabinets, to freshening up tables, chairs and even bedroom furniture.
Keeping you colour conviction
If you are still feeling deprived of colour after your painting project is complete, never fret. There are several ways to add a pop of colour throughout your home without slathering the walls with offensive paint colours. Try incorporating fun accent pieces in your favourite colours – think lamps, frames, pillows and rugs. You can even include larger focal pieces like royal blue armchair or a patterned couch to make a bolder statement.
By Keeping the overall aesthetics of your neutral and inviting, and enhancing them with a few sight-provoking embellishments, house guests will soon be asking you for home decorating tips. And if your end goal is to get your home sold, consider these minor improvements a step in the right direction.