Painting Your Home For a Fast Sale

art-wall-brush-paintingOne of the most important tasks we perform as listing agents, happens before your home is even listed.  Consulting clients on market preparedness is essential in a quick and successful selling process, not to mention it can alleviate a lot of stress when it comes time to start packing! Chances are you won’t find us over at our clients’ homes raking leaves or dusting fan blades… but we take our consultation role very seriously. That’s just one of the things that set our local Coming Home agents apart from the rest! A well prepared home will make for more attractive listing photographs, as well as more successful showings.

Once you’ve decided you want to sell your home, and have hired a Coming Home Real Estate agent to list your property, your agent will make an appointment to view your home. They will also send you our comprehensive Pre-Market Checklist. During the consultation appointment your agent may recommend painting some or all of your interior rooms. There are a few different reasons for this. Everyone has their own taste and style in home decor, but appealing to the most potential buyers is our goal once your home is on the market! Also, a fresh coat of paint can often help with odors, as well as making rooms feel more spacious and lighter!

Here are a few of our favorite neutral shades!  



Benjamin Moore – Revere Pewter





This is an all time favorite! “A light gray with warm undertones, this classic shade creates a unifying look that calms and restores. A great transitional color, it’s perfect for an open floor plan.” –



Sherwin Williams – Agreeable Gray




Agreeable Gray is another great warm grey, almost putty color. The warmth makes is a great choice for white trim or stained trim!



Behr – Silver Drop


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Photo courtesy of Michael and Coretta Hancock, REALTORS® Coming Home Real Estate  Similar color shown in photo.

This modern silvery grey makes this kitchen feel fresh, clean, and modern!



Tans and Beiges

Valspar – Belle Grove Buff



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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Kuhn, REALTOR® Coming Home Real Estate


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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Kuhn, REALTOR® Coming Home Real Estate

Belle Grove Buff is a wonderful warm yet modern choice.  With it’s yellow undertones it brightens the home and creates beautiful contrast with the painted trim and dark hardwood flooring.



Olympic – Dusty Trail




Photo courtesy of Kinsey Rhudy, REALTOR® Coming Home Real Estate

With a lot of green undertones, this khaki is a great choice.  Looking great with the white trim and doors as well as the natural warmth in the wood cabinetry!


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