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Gray/blue may be considered by some as their preferred color! The important thing is that the fresh paint helps to create the "curb appeal" you are searching for to bring buyers into the home.
Our recommendation is to consider "curb appeal" as a package deal...fresh paint, well maintained lawn, bushes and trees trimmed, spring plantings etc. may send the message to passerbys that this home has something to offer.
Good luck with your sale!
The Eckler Team
All the advice so far is great but in the sense of just a simple paint color, most buyers are savvy enough to overlook this detail in consideration for the house they want. The aesthetics all come down to personal preference, unless of course were talking Pepto Bismol pink contrasting with navy blue and polka dots. The real concentration should be focused on the other such spruces. If you've only done part of the house and it does not really win you over, than get it changed now before it really becomes an eyesore. It's always a good rule of thumb to use neutral colors with either a slight contrasting trim or a strong contrasting trim. The sure fire way to determine if it will indeed affect the resale of the home however is to step outside and look down each side of the street. Do you stick out like a sore thumb or add a nice compliment and blend to the homes around you?
Are you making the most of this make-ready time by letting an agent market the home with a sign and a 'coming soon' rider? We're getting lots of drive-by traffic now that the weather is warming up (except for last weekend when that artic blast hit us). It's a great time for your agent to do preliminary marketing and gathering names of agents and buyers who may want to view the home as soon as you determine it is "show ready"!
Have a blessed day!
Sorry to hear that but unfortunately blue does not add a value or make your home stand out in the crowd. If it is light Blue you might be ok, it has a very slim chance. If you painted yourself and can change it, You should change with a color that blend with your neighborhood. You can find showing and staging tips at my website remember to check it out http://www.dallashomelist.com
What color are the rest of the houses on your street? You want to stand out, but not in a bad way! For instance if all the houses in the neighborhood are a neutral color and you paint yours bright red, NOT A GOOD THING! :) A blueish gray can be toned down with some dark gray accents or even using black. That brings out the grey tint of the paint. See if that helps at all. Please let me know if you need anything else!! I live very close to Saginaw!! Thanks!
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