If you're planning on selling your home this year, you're probably already thinking about what you'll do to get ready for buyers. Everyone wants to make the best impression possible, and our REALTORS® often get asked for suggestions. One of the things that always tops everyone's list is paint. Some fresh paint indoors and out can go a long way toward getting your home sold at the price you want.
Painting is a necessary first step in staging your home. It lets buyers know you've been taking care of the property and keeping up with maintenance. It's also inexpensive compared to other updates and noticed immediately when you walk into a room. So painting provides a lot of value for your maintenance dollar.
There are some situations where you really have to paint. If you've patched walls, have a mural or themed room, or if there's any writing or residue on the walls, you'll need to make painting a top priority.
Probably the most important reason to paint is that buyers expect it. Other Bronxville homes for sale are going to have fresh paint. If yours doesn't, your home stands out, but not in a good way.
Art is about quality, not quantity. Nestled close among the many charming Tarrytown homes for sale is a perfect jewel of an art find, the legendary Union Church of Pocantico Hills. For art lovers and addicts of delightful discovery, this country church (it still holds regular Sunday services; all are welcome) is worth a wondrous detour. Union Church is home to nine stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse's final artwork.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. designed and had built Union Church in 1921, and though a church, it functioned very much as an extension of the Rockefeller name.
In 1948 Nelson Rockefeller honored his mother, patron of the arts Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, by commissioning art from two fabulously original and famous European artists, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Chagall was a French-Russian artist known for his joyful, humanistic modern art. He dealt fluidly in painting, book illustration, stage design, ceramics, and chinaware, and much more. Chagall was as comfortable producing the intimate, sun-drenched stained glass for Union Church in Pocantico Hills, as he was completing the heroically scaled pieces for the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.