I am flipping a house and and wondering if it's better to just prime the walls and let buyers choose paint color or just go ahead w/ neutral

Asked by Jq_inc, Lincoln, RI Mon Jun 14, 2010

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Angela Dolber, Agent, Whitinsville, MA
Tue Jun 15, 2010
I would agree with them as well and paint the walls a neutral color (not white) versus leaving primer, but am wondering by your question if you were thinking to sell the home, leaving the walls primed, and asking the buyers - what colors would you like and I will paint them for you before closing...

Angela Dolber
Prudential Prime Properties
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Angela Dolber, Agent, Whitinsville, MA
Tue Jun 15, 2010
I would agree with them as well and paint the walls a neutral color (not white) versus leaving primer, but am wondering by your question if you were thinking to sell the home, leaving the walls primed, and asking the buyers - what colors would you like and I will paint them for you before closing...

Angela Dolber
Prudential Prime Properties
508-826-8553
angela@pruprimehomes.com
Web Reference:  http://www.thedolberteam.com
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Susan Costa, , Westport, MA
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Go nuetral - always - buyers are funny when it comes to color. Nuetral will make the room look bigger and airey.
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Lisa Bolanos…, Agent, Lake Arrowhead, CA
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Go neutral. Do not leave the walls unpainted. It will show much better if it is completed and NEUTRAL.
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Mack McCoy, Agent, Seattle, WA
Mon Jun 14, 2010
You make money in this business by solving problems for people, not for creating them.

I would no more leave the walls primed than I would leave them a staircase kit to assemble after closing!
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Jason Stevens, , Englewood, FL
Mon Jun 14, 2010
I agree. Better to have a neutral color than nothing. Most buyers will look at a bear wall as "work' to do and therefor reduce the amount of their offer.

Jason Stevens,
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Patrick Sams…, Agent, Centreville, VA
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Hi JQ,

Always paint whenever possible. I nice fresh coat of a nuetral color helps the home look like it should.

Best of Luck!
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Christopher…, Agent, Providence, RI
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Hi JQ,

Without a doubt at least paint it. A lot of home buyers don't have enough vision to see the colors on the wall. I would even go a little further than your basic white. From a photography visual standpoint whites simply don't show well on photo or video tours that are what really sell homes today. I can show you some examples of how this simple step can impact the marketability of a property. But like Minna states, show a finished profuct.
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Minna Reid, Agent, Trumbull, CT
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Absolutely go ahead and paint - present a finished product.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Go ahead and paint a neutral color, the finished look is always more appealing.
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Dave Griswol…, Agent, Bridgewater, NJ
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Hi J, It's always best to put a fresh coat of paint on most choose white this way its easy for the buyers to paint it the color they want should they want to.

all the best

Dave & Lisa
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