By Nan Johnston, Southern Staging & Redesign

Updating an exterior paint color can make a huge impact on perceived value of your home.

This home was called “the Brady Bunch” home, with it’s tired brick, solid front door and dated entry.

Painting the brick, updating the doors with something much more modern and changing the porch entry with decorative horizontal wood decor made a home that was difficult to sell, much more marketable.

Past studies have shown that updating a homes exterior can be one of the best returns on investment.

It’s risky and more contractors and friends will try to talk you out of painting over a brick home, but this homeowner took that challenge and it paid of for them. This great lake home had an offer the first weekend on the market!  Those are great results!!!

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Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at www.southern-staging.com. To contact her, call 770-251-0608 or email her at nan@southern-staging.com.