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Old 06-30-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Well folks, we're back in the saddle again.



Some of you may recall we had planned to list a house last year, but then changed our minds and decided to rent it out instead. We needed more time to find a realtor we were comfortable with, which was a strange experience but I guess that can happen. And even though this was a minor issue, we also couldn't decide if we really wanted to paint the rooms grey, or if that would be something we'd end up regretting.

Even though all the realtors and every article I read was pushing for it, I wondered if it might be a passing fad and I really didn't think it would look nice. As I recall I had visions that it would end up looking like a battleship.



Well, things change, LOL.



Our tenant is leaving in September, and instead of continuing to rent it out we're finally ready to sell. A lot has happened during the time we rented it out. I found a realtor I like and, amazingly, I even made peace with grey.



The painters finished yesterday, and i have to admit that it looks better than I thought it would. And I especially like how artwork looks against it. And while I may not be ready to paint any walls in our hew house grey, I'm actually pretty happy with how the house we're selling turned out.


Who would have guessed!
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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By the way, I wouldn't recommend our solution for everyone. We happened to be very lucky with the tenant we found, but from what I hear from friends, renting a house out doesn't always turn out well. For us, though, it was a godsend.
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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But, have you made peace with gray?
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Pictures!
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Old 06-30-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Is there a question in here?
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Old 06-30-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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Why did you stress about wall color for a house you aren't going to live in?
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Why did you stress about wall color for a house you aren't going to live in?
and why paint 3 months before the tenant moves out?
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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But, have you made peace with gray?

ha ha, that might take a little longer....
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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and why paint 3 months before the tenant moves out?

Actually, it's just 2 months. The painter we like is already booked for July and leaving town for the month of August. Plus, the realtor would rather do photos in July because our landscaping is a little prettier (things get brownish by August). And our tenant is letting us use her furniture for staging, but by August she'll be packing up to move and it won't look as nice as it does right now.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:52 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Make it live the Thursday after Labor Day. ...you’re welcome.
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