clean and sophisticated look. You can accessorize a room with color which is a great way to add in your favorite colors, like neon yellow! For example, throw pillows, flowers or curtains. This way the whole room isn't overwhelmed by the color. In today's world, buyer's sometimes can't see past the color on a wall especially if that's all the room needs is just paint. It's a wise idea to just paint the room a neutral color and then add splashes of color throughout the room.
We would like to weigh in on the neutral side of the color spectrum. It's been our experience that buyers prefer the neutral theme because of the ability to easily match it with their furnishings.
Never let the color of a room(s) be a deal breaker....it can be resolved so quickly and inexpensively. If this is an issue for you, consider talking to your agent about offering to paint the rooms for the new buyer.....eliminating this problem.
I am glad you are here! I bet you are feeling the same way after receiving all of these great answers to your question.
No doubt paint can make a difference when selling a home, based on all of the HGTV shows and from what we may have heard at the water cooler one morning at work, repainting has become sort of a general assumption when selling a home.
I agree with you and the neutral colors, then again who knows maybe the next owner might love neon yellow. Since you have began the paint I would finish it, but be cautious of doing to many repairs to the home before selling it.
Have you had a realtor come out and provide you with a complete market research, and explain to you the FOUR FACTORS that sell a home in today's market?
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I do interior design and staging and this works everytime. Tell me how it looks when you're done. Sarah Robinson, Exit Realty Paramount, MI
For most rooms I would recommend staying with a neutral color like real estate beige, which comes in several shades.
Light neutral colors also make artwork, wood furniture, and fabrics really stand out in a room.
Choose color saturated accent rugs and sofa pillows with organic prints. Good lighting is also crucial to make the colors more vibrant.
Don't forget texture. Baskets, knobby woven throws, stone, and smooth glass are all textures that can give a room a certain feel.
After your room is painted, be very selective about what you put back in the room. That way your spaces will look larger and buyers will feel more comfortable in the space.
Any professional stager will tell you neutrals are they way to go, with that said there are many neutral shades available to choose from that can draw positive attention to a room. Light browns, grays, blues, mauves, yellows and greens can add subtle sophistication without offending the color shy.
On the flip side I have used bold colors in certain staging situations to add dramatic flair to an otherwise boring space but I avoid certain colors like red, pinks, purples, and florescent shades of yellow and green. It all comes down to how the room is accessorized and furnished. If it's cohesive, not overwhelming, and conveys an approachable style go for it but remember the goal is to appeal to as many buyers as possible so when in doubt go without color on the walls and use colorful accessories instead. Best of luck!
Everyone thinks that one room should not make a difference, but guess what? It does!! Neon yellow is a cheerful color this time of year. Most buyers are looking for neutral colors that do not scream out to them "Paint Me". Any showings in this economy is worth making every effort to put your best foot forward.
Ask your brother to make the sale go faster and repaint!!!
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Since we cannot see the other colors, it would be difficult to answer your question.
Personally, a "neon" color would not be my first choice, but I'm not sure who you are marketing to with this home.
As a general rule that I follow when staging it shouls be neat and impactful not distracting. I hope that helps!