Ask the REALTOR: What are the best colors to use when prepping our house to sell?

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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.

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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

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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