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To Paint Or Not To Paint? Advice for Indianapolis Home Sellers and Home Buyers


Decorating a home is truly a matter of personal preference and one distinct difference of opinion between home buyers and home sellers is often paint color.

While you may love the red wall in the family room, if you are trying to sell your Indianapolis home, you may want to consider neutralizing the color, especially dark colors. Dark colors tend to make a room look smaller and less open.

A tip for Indianapolis home sellers:  Buyers will offer 3-4 times less than the cost of a simple repair or paint job required to make a home perfect for them.  So, if $500 dollars fixes a real (or perceived) problem, buyers will reduce their offer by $1,500-$2,000 for the property, or will make no offer at all.  Unfortunately, buyers and their real estate agents are not always honest in their feedback.  Sometimes, they'll give no feedback at all.

A tip for Indianapolis home buyers:  The home with the ugly paint in the kitchen may actually be a better investment and a better buy than the home down the street with a kitchen painted using your favorite kitchen color.  Often, a seller is not aware about their home's features that buyers detest. When you make an offer, you can always ask for the desired repairs or changes prior to move-in.

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