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Best paint colors for Selling you home!

Monday, June 04, 2018

Nothing makes me happier than freshly painted walls and baseboards when I'm showing buyer's homes. It's the little things in life! :-) A fresh coat of paint can go a long way when it comes to selling your home especially if you select the right color.

Homes with rooms painted in shades of light blue or pale blue/gray can sell for as much as $5,440 more than expected, according to a new Zillow report.

Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis looked at more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country to see how certain paint colors impacted their sale price on average, when compared to similar homes with white walls.

Curious what colors may help you sell your home for more money? Here are a just a few examples. If you are looking to sell your home, my real estate team is the best in helping our clients select the right colors for resale along with staging your home to sell for TOP DOLLAR!

Blue kitchens

Homes with blue kitchens, often found in soft gray-blue, sold for a $1,809 premium.



Light blue bathrooms

Homes with light pale blue to soft periwinkle blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than expected.


Brown living rooms

Turns out homes with light beige, pale taupe or oatmeal-colored living room walls sell for $1,926 more than expected.



Cadet blue bedrooms

Homes with light cerulean to cadet blue bedroom wall colors can come with a $1,856 premium.


Slate blue dining rooms

Homes with slate blue to pale gray blue dining rooms also sold for more money — $1,926 more on average than homes with white dining room wall colors.


“Greige” home exteriors

A home’s exterior color may also have an impact on its sale price. Homes painted in “greige,” a mix of light gray and beige, sold for $3,496 more than similar homes painted in a medium brown or with tan stucco.

If you would like to learn more about what colors to paint your home that are best for resale or want to know which colors are featured in these pictures, I'd love to hear from you! 

75% off at ST-TROPEZ HOME

Thursday, May 31, 2018
I love a fabulous sale and let me tell you St-Tropez Home at Waterside in Naples is closing its location and they have everything 75% off. 

I stocked up on staging items for the homes I am selling right now. The store closes on Sunday, June 3rd so make sure you stop by ASAP while they still have some good stuff left.  My girls were in LOVE with the cool light fixtures for sale as well. See below pictures to see some of the remaining inventory.  Sorry in advance for the wacky sideways pictures, I am still learning how to use this BLOGGING program. :-)

I couldn't help myself and bought all of those Seahorse plates along with the cream circular plates so I could layer the two and use them for a formal dining room which a great technique when setting your table.

The color in these blue plates are stunning and pairing it with cream napkins and pretty silver and gold napkin ring would be spectacular. Speaking of napkin rings... Reagan was in love with some napkin rings and the kind owner gave them to her and wrapped it up all fancy. It made her night. Happy shopping!

Summer outdoor Design on a Dime!

Friday, May 25, 2018


Looking to create some outdoor PARADISE on a budget? Check out all these goodies at Kirkland's right now that are on a BIG sale. I personally LOVE the plastic ware with color because nothing makes me happier than a POP of color.


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Although, black and white is trending right now and they have these on sale too.

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Outdoor pillows are on sale for only $9.99. These pillows have great color and they pair perfectly with the plastic ware.

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Can you imagine the black and white plastic wear with the cute yellow and black “Hello Summer” pillow? Do you have a front porch swing? The “Porch Rules” pillow will look so cute paired with some blue pots and pink flowers? If you don’t have one, this one is on sale. 😊




Sorry but NOT SORRY! You must buy this adorable sign for outdoor BBQ menus and fun quotes, especially since it's only $24.99. I love using my sign for Open Houses to welcome all our guest when they come to see our properties for sale. Happy Shopping at Kirkland’s!



Let’s end the day with our toes in the sand.. well in this case seashells! 

Our house on HGTV "Clear to Close"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nothing better than the words "Clear to Close"! Those words make me do a serious happy dance! We purchased this property a year ago on an online auction. I love buying homes online it sure beats waiting at a courthouse. You might have seen us on the front page of Naples Daily News. Also, this home was featured on House Hunters, HGTV. Here are a few pictures from that article:

After this article was posted it got syndicated nationally and our phones literally rang off the hook for a week with production companies. These companies were from LA to NY and wanted to see if Katie and I would be interested in filming a Real Estate Renovation show. (This is a long but fun story and I will share it with you but in another post) :-)

Let's get back to the house. :-) The house renovation took about 5 months to completion, thankfully none of the walls I wanted to remove were load bearing so I was able to create an open concept and make the home feel very spacious. We sold this home for $345,000 and the buyer that purchased the home called me crying saying that she NEVER thought her dream home could exist in her price range. Those words have literally stuck with me because it makes me incredibly happy that I was able create her PARADISE in this home.

This is the only picture that we had of the home when we bid on it online. Is it weird that I get super excited to see what is inside after closing? It's like Christmas morning and I am so thankful that Naples Daily News was able to capture these pictures. 


After I put the home on the market, I received multiple offers and was able to do a "Pre-Occupany Lease to Purchase" with the buyer. It worked perfectly because the buyer needed more time and we weren't in a rush to close.

We ended up doing a full house transformation. Look at these after pictures!

Farewell beautiful home,  I am so happy another wonderful family gets to enjoy our "Caine Difference"! 

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