Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale

by Bonnie Rotundo 10/06/2019

Are you considering starting or finishing some home improvement projects at the moment? That is wonderful; it is always a good idea to make some upgrades to increase your home's value. However, be sure you are on the right track in regards to your improvements so you can get the most out of your investment.

It is not a secret that some home updates do not increase your home's resale value as much as others, and some hold more emotional appeal than the actual value and may even reduce the value of your home in the eyes of potential buyers. 

This article will look at some of these update strategies and how to boldly choose the colors that tickle your fancy. Also, you will learn how an interior designer and businessman can assist you in harmonizing everything, by using a suitable color in the best possible way to sell more homes and make more profits.

Choose Your Personality Wisely

Before choosing the color, determine what feel you want the property to have. In those resting rooms where serenity is of utmost importance, bringing down the shade of color creates a calming effect, while bold colors create energetic excitement and playfulness. When using brighter, vibrant colors, try to minimize the competition by keeping other colors to a minimum, and adding neutrals. 

Consider Dynamism in Color Choice

When designing a colorful home, you can be a bit more playful with color choices on items that are easily replaceable. A potential home buyer understands they can change the colors of a pillowcase or another accessory. However, if you have painted the interior of your home with an unpopular color, well that's a whole other issue. Bottom line: do not be afraid to play around with the cheap and more easily replaced items in your home but stick to popular neutrals and accents on more expensive items such as paint and flooring.

Trust Your Color Designing Instinct

Stepping away from the usual rule can make all the difference. Contrasting colors can be mixed to create a dynamic design. For instance, a lively, lemon green paired with a vivid, deep blue successfully adds exciting contrast to your space. 

Final Word

Many people prefer going for the path of least resistance when it comes to color. However, that may not the best way to win over modern buyers. Clever use of color can be a fun and effective way to create a mood and show desirable vibes in a home's interior. Color can enhance home sales by creating an individual feel for an entire room with just one accent wall.

About the Author
Author

Bonnie Rotundo

ABOUT ME  

I was born and brought up in Northern New York State, near the Thousand Islands region. I graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a BA in English Literature, moving to Brunswick County in 1979.

From 1980 through 1999, I owned and operated The Italian Fisherman Restaurant, a well-known waterfront eatery in Sunset Beach, NC. After leaving the foodservice business, I knew that I wanted to embark on a career that would keep me in a people-oriented, service-driven industry. I happily choose real estate, and that’s what I’ve been doing since 2000!

Having been a Brunswick County resident for so many years, I have witnessed the tremendous growth and ensuing change the area has undergone. I know the geography and landscape well– it’s no surprise that so many have seen the natural beauty, temperate climate, and enjoyable lifestyle this little corner of the Carolinas affords, and have decided to make it home, too!

My mission is to assist those seeking to buy or sell residential property locally!

Several key points comprise my business philosophy:

- Service is paramount! Put the client first and the rest follows.

- Communication is essential! My approach is more consultative in style: my job is to provide the necessary information, advice, and updates so that buyers and sellers can make informed decisions through-out the process.

-Dedication to excellence is vital! I have earned several professional designations in order to keep abreast of the latest real estate trends that will affect my client’s interests, a significant investment of time and effort.

-Honest, ethical conduct is crucial! The “golden rule” rules, and then some!

In business, I concentrate on forming long-term relationships, and indeed, many people have become not only clients for life, but good friends as well!

My goal, simply put, is to Address all your real estate needs!

CREDENTIALS & AWARDS

Licensed Broker/Associate in both North Carolina & South Carolina

Member of the Local, State, and National chapters of the Association of REALTORS®

Member of two Multiple Listing Services(BCAR & CCAR) in two states

Multi-million dollar producer since 2001

Sloane Realty Company Wide Top Producer 2014 & 2015 (#2 in 2016-2018)

Sloane Realty Ocean Isle Beach Office Top Producer 2014

Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society 2014 & 2015

Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society 2016, 2017, & 2018

Accredited Buyer Representative® (ABR)  

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)  

Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR)  

Recreation and Resort Specialist (RRS)

Certified Renewed Rooms Staging Professional (CRSP)

Strategic Pricing Specialist® (SPS)

Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Agent