Friday, May 22, 2009

Crayola Can't Beat This!

We want our blog to be informative and fun at the same time. So here's a post that should do the trick. These pictures were found in the MLS system and all come from the same property. The MLS feeds every listing onto a gazillion other sites, so these pictures are all over the internet and available for the whole world to see; therefore, after a long debate, we figured it's okay to post these so long as we don't disclose the owner's name or address. Side Note: If you are the owner of this home, we apologize for using your property as an example. We know some really great painters, call us!

Crayola would call this "Macoroni & Cheese" Orange

Red is In... I can deal with Red. I can't deal with
the random brown portion of the wall though. Can you?

Left Over Paint Room! Pay close attention, you will notice that all of
these colors are used throughout the house. This is a crime!

Inspiration -> Hunt's Ketchup & French's Mustard! I can't look at this room without
thinking about the plastic red & yellow bottles that every small diner has on the table.

Laker's Fans Perhaps? ... Purple & Gold

This room actually looks calming after looking at the last few, huh?

Dark Green with Silver Stripes. Wow.

I call this 'Plain Jane'. I know you won't believe me, but I swear
this neutral room existed in the Crayola house!

There is a lesson to be learned here. If you're thinking about selling your home, take the time to neutralize the paint colors prior to putting it on the market. Buyers can better visualize themselves in your home if everything is neutral. With bright colors, such as the ones you've seen in these photos, the potential buyer will spend so much time looking at the walls that they won't even notice the house itself. Some color is okay, but this is obviously an extreme. Helpful Tip: If you're reading an ad regarding a listing that you're interested in and see 'designer paint colors' that can sometimes mean that there are some funky colors in the house. Real estate agents have a way with words. :) Just remember, paint is a pretty easy fix in most cases. So try to look past the color on the walls (and other decor) and focus on the house itself.

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