As we near the 4th quarter of 2018, I have been reflecting on our home sales this year compared to last year's sales. It has been a very unpredictable year in real estate in The Woodlands. What we have seen is a stabilization of prices and in some cases, home prices have actually decreased. What is most important to buyers at this time is to have an updated home. It is not only important to have granite or solid surface countertops, hardwood or tile flooring, low-pile carpet (if you must have carpet at all), updated appliances, hardware and fixtures but now buyers want light-colored granite, quartz or quartzite, SS appliances, oversized showers and freestanding tubs.
Paint colors have also evolved into cool colors such as grays and whites. Not everyone is a fan of gray walls so many are opting for a greige color. As for cabinet colors? White is the chosen color now. There are many shades of white and choosing a color can be difficult but there are color consultants who can help for little to no cost at all. Choosing just the right color is very important.
I must share a handy tool I was just introduced to today by my long-time client and friend, Brian. It's by Sherwin-Williams and it's called the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Match. It provides accurate color matching for paint, textiles, carpet, tile, apparel, accessories and more. You download the app and then you simply hold the device up to the color you are trying to identify and it will show it to you on your Android or iOS device. I can't tell you how many times I have tried to hold a fan deck swatch up to a wall to try and guess the paint color. Here's the link if you want to read more.
We help buyers and sellers with their listings and home purchases. Many times we have rooms painted and other repair items taken care of to help a seller get their home on the market. We know how stressful it is to get a home prepared for listing and since it's something we do every day, we have the contractors who can get the work done. This is what we do and we stand by our motto: We Sell More Because We Do More!