Look What A Little Paint Can Do!

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Look What A Little Paint Can Do!

When buyers start referring to the listing as "the house with the green shutters" it is time to bring out the paint brushes.  That's what my sellers did to spruce up this 4 bedroom Farmers Branch home that is for sale for $157,500.

Before, the color was the most noticeable thing about the house.

3431 Cloverdale, Farmers Branch3431 Cloverdale, Farmers Branch

Now, the black shutters and red door (behind the screen door) make the home look sophisticated and updated.

No more excuses for buyers to drive by and keep going.

3431 Cloverdale, Farmers Branch TX  75234
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage
Only $157,500

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Rainer
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Ralna Burridge
The Mortgage Centre - Vancouver, BC

I thiink paint does make so much different, when I sold my place I had to repaint and It sold $9,000 more from the original offered. I do agree with you Lorrie

Feb 03, 2010 08:24 AM #1
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David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Newtown Square, PA
Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA

Great example.  It's always surprising what a difference such a seemingly small change can make.

Feb 03, 2010 09:02 AM #2
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Betty Knowles
Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com - Springfield, MO
TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate

Fresh paint and carpet are still hard to beat. It really makes a difference.

Feb 03, 2010 12:24 PM #3
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Lorrie... WOW!  What a difference!  With the new paint job it should certainly attract buyer attention!

Feb 03, 2010 03:00 PM #4
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I am impressed! What a makeover! Is this house under contract?

Feb 03, 2010 03:22 PM #5
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

I love side-by-side before and after pictures.

Sharon:  No, 3431 Cloverdale is still available.  I had 2 other homes go under contract this week, but not this one.

Feb 04, 2010 02:20 AM #6
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Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
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Judging from the leaves of the trees in each shot it appears the homeowner took some convincing, or time to get the job done.  No problem, I actually think the market is better right now and will continue to be so through the spring and tax break, at least.  Have a great weekend.

Feb 05, 2010 06:02 AM #7
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Looks great Lorrie! It was on the original recommendations list and glad to see they did it. Does the MLS photo reflect the new paint? Curb appeal is high on the buyer's list.

Feb 06, 2010 08:05 AM #8
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United Real Estate - Addison, TX
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Karen: First thing I did after taking the photo was to change the picture in MLS and for all forms of advertising for this property.

Feb 06, 2010 10:02 AM #9
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

great!

Feb 06, 2010 10:05 AM #10
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Just stopped by to let you know that there's an ActiveRain Super Bowl Party going on. Stop by if you have a chance.

Feb 07, 2010 10:54 AM #11
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United Real Estate - Addison, TX
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Thanks for the invite, Russel!  I'll bop on over and join the fun.

Feb 07, 2010 11:01 AM #12
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

That was a weird color of green originally. Even a darker shade of green would probably have made a significant difference.

Feb 22, 2010 03:13 PM #13
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