Color & Staging

Residential home sales in the Albuquerque real estate market have been up this year.  Even with this good news, the housing market is still slower than in previous years, and more than ever buyers are careful and well informed. Because of this, it is very important that home sellers find ways to make their property stand out from the rest. 

Staging is a very important tool many savvy Realtors use when preparing a home for sale. Everyone knows that removing clutter is important, but many people often overlook the importance of color. Color evokes feelings, and when someone walks into a home for the first time, you want them to have a positive reaction. Choosing the right color is key in making a great first impression.

 

 

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So what colors should you use? That depends on a few factors. How bright is the home? Is it a larger or a smaller home? Is the house more traditional with a lot of trim and molding or more contemporary with open spaces?  It is important to keep it neutral, but, that does not always mean white.  Actually, white can give the impression of a boring and bland home. Beige and gray tones are a safe way to introduce color without making too much of a commitment. Soft yellow has been an effective color in selling homes. Even greens and blues in certain shades can also be nice neutral backdrops for a property.  Since kitchens and bathrooms have cabinetry having color in these spaces helps to make the rooms feel complete. Trim work should be clean and crisp to stand out.  

A house painted in various shades of pink may eventually sell, however, more likely not as quickly or for as much money as a home with more subtle colors. Having questions about choosing the right hue for your home? EM reDesign can create a color palette that will be interesting and attractive to most potential purchasers.