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Ask the REALTOR® is a regular video series in which I answer your most commonly-asked real estate questions, with a new Q&A posting every week. If YOU have a real estate question for me, drop me a note here.

This week’s question: What are the best colors to use when prepping our house to sell? Here’s the answer in this brief video, and don’t miss the transcript below.


Hi, this is Cari McGee with Keller Williams Real Estate. Welcome to this week’s episode of Ask the Realtor. Every week, we answer questions from buyers and sellers, and pretty much everyone in between, regarding real estate. So, this week’s question is,

“Cari, we decided to take your advice and re-carpet our house and repaint the interior before we list with you. So, what are the best colors to use to do those things?”

Neutrals are your friends. You’re going to want to go ahead and stay with a neutral palette. Now is not the time to go with a bold accent wall, or to use the great deal you got on the purple carpet at the carpet store. You’re going to want to use beiges, creams, or things in the gray family, which are the neutrals that are going to help. You don’t want to use white even, though it is a neutral. White can be really sterile and cold in a house. And so, you want to try and go ahead and do a touch of color on the walls, like I said, in the beige/cream family or in the soft grays because those things will absolutely help to bring life to your home and make it a great-looking showpiece for the market.

So, that’s all from here. If you have any questions for me regarding real estate, by all means, contact me through any one of the methods that show on the following screen. Thanks so much. Bye-bye.

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Cari McGee

Hi, I'm Cari McGee. 👋 I've lived in the Tri-Cities since 1994 and I've been a licensed Realtor® since 2004. That's a lot of local knowledge and real estate experience that I put into every article you read on my website! We've helped more than 560 families buy or sell property in the Tri-Cities. In 2023, our community voted us the bronze winner for Best Real Estate Team in the Tri-Cities Best voting. Learn more about me by clicking the link right above. And if you have any questions, get in touch anytime!

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