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Blog :: 11-2015

Tuesday Tip - How To Select A Paint Color That Will Attract Buyers

When it comes to exterior painting and decor, some people have vibrant, artsy and eclectic taste, but most don't.  So while picking unique paint colors is a great way for a homeowner to express themself, it's not a great way to get the (positive) attention of potential buyers.  When selecting a paint color for the exterior of your home, AOL Real Estate offers several helpful hints that will give you the right curb appeal and help attract more buyers.  

- Drive around your neighborhood," suggests color expert Jackie Jordan from Sherwin-Williams. "Get inspiration that way."

- Think about your part of the country. "There's definitely regional color," Jordan explains. Spicy tones might work in the Southwest; tropical areas might be more used to a little blue. But with more and more transients landing in new places, some newcomers do not necessarily adapt to their new neighborhood. Some take their style with them from one part of the country to another.

- Earth tones abound. Cream, beige, light green and light brown are all good choices. They're soft, neutral and easy on the eyes.

- Take a look at new construction in your area. Builders of new construction have done their research, so they know what colors appeal to the masses.

No matter what color you pick for the exterior of your home, there's one thing you musn't neglect - the front door!  And if you do want to add a little flare (but not too much), this is the place to do it.  Stay consistent with the style of the house (contemporary, Craftsman, etc.) but a little pzazz might be just the right touch!

For more tips on how to attract buyers and get the most for your home, visit previous posts on our website, and feel free to connect with our experts!  

 

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    Tuesday Tip - 13 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    Winter is on it's way, and with it will come frigid temperatures, gusts of wind and biting storms, not to mention astronomical heating bills.  Heating costs are expected to be lower this year than they were last Winter, but will still be a considerable expense for those living in New Enlgand.  So, now is the time to make repairs that will keep you warmer this winter and make your home more energy efficient.  Today's Tuesday Tip comes from AOL Real Estate and offers 13 hacks to winterize your home while also trimming your heating bill

    Fore more advice on real estate, home improvement, and making your house a more comfortable space for you and potential buyers, feel free to reach out to our experts at 617-236-0353 or through our website at www.thecharlesrealty.com.  

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