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Do these colors surprise you?

I don't want to share what colors are on my walls, but then again, I am not trying to sell my house.  If you really want to sell your house for the most money in the shortest amount of time, you do need to prep the house for the new buyer.  I have heard of depersonalizing the house, putting away all those items that you cherish, because the new owner does not feel the same way.  It does not start with the wall color but that is something that needs to be considered,  

A general rule of thumb is that the more neutral your walls, the better, since they can appeal to a broader set of buyers.

Note: Buyers were able to select multiple colors, so totals do not add up to 100%.

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Buyers don't seem to mind painting their own gaudy shades over neutral paint, but they just can't seem to wrap their arms around painting anything over a seller's gaudy walls!

Apr 16, 2024 06:58 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Peter this is great advice, and no, these colors do not surprise me.  

Apr 16, 2024 07:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

The only thing that surprises me Peter is that any one ever painted their walls red in the first place. I know it was trendy for a while BUT the first time I saw it I thought "METH PROBLEM ".

Apr 16, 2024 07:17 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

 Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 16, 2024 07:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Peter Interesting and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Join some of the zoom calls on Tuesdays.


Apr 16, 2024 08:49 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I’m thinking of the Band - Traffic . They had a song “ Do any of these Colors really Bother You ? “ 

Apr 21, 2024 02:24 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro ,

These colors do not surprise me at all. Always best to go the neutral route when you are selling your home. Add your pops of color in some accessories and buyers will gravitate to your home.

Apr 21, 2024 02:44 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Peter.

This post is featured in today's This Week's Favorites on ActiveRain. Thank you for writing it!

Apr 21, 2024 06:21 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Peter:

I am not surprised that these particular paint colors were off-putting to buyers.

I remember a house my wife and I saw when we were house hunting in Minnesota years ago. Each room was painted a different color - gaudy in some cases - and had a colorful contrasting shag rug. There are no words!


Apr 22, 2024 05:14 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There seems to be a lot of interesting stuff on here and maybe even some stuff to make me a better writer. Thanks

Apr 22, 2024 11:57 PM