In just one very short and hectic month we have interviewed new Brokers, selected the one for us and worked his suggestions. This is the new look. No more blue! We now have a very elegant and stately home that we will be relisting beginning July. What is your first impression? The real estate market here in rural small town Northern California is done mostly on the internet and we understand we have a mere 20-30 seconds to attract and keep a potential buyer interested enough to continue to view our photos and then come here to see in person what an excellent value this is.
This is the before. Now there is no more blue. This photo was one of the listing "professional" images. More on this story later. All the other photos in this post are my simple Canon Powershot SD880 IS digital Elph that I have had for many years now and still love. I am not a professional photographer nor do I study photography like Mr. C does. It is all too technical for me. But I digress...
Here we are testing white and we know it will take some serious primer and two coats of paint to cover my beloved blue. Mr. C hired a "colorist" and she helped us select the proper shades of colors.
She also helped us with where to end the white and begin the darker grey. We always buy Benjamin Moore paint in the highest quality of product. We selected Cloud White #OC-130 for the house trim. Our house body is Cobblestone Path #1606. The new decks and railings color is Englewood Cliffs #1607. I love the new colors. No more blue and when I was whining to my daughter that I will never live down the blue and what we must spend to cover it up, she merely said, "Mother you still have the sky!". Bless you my child!
We are on such a short timeline and just a few days into painting our painter got sick. Very sick with the Norovirus that is going around in the schools mostly. Six days and I was worried our home would have this split personality...half blue and half white. Thankfully Mr. Painter and his helpers were able to complete the job in record time.
No more blue...not even on outbuildings. Make them all the body color to in essence disappear.
Even my bell tower got painted grey.
So this is once again the finished view. We love the changes...yes even I love the new look. After all I still have my blue sky! New professional photography is next in order to re-list with our new Broker. I'll share those with you as well.
We have been in triple digit heat for 8 days now and I can honestly say it is hot. Mr. C and I had to work in the yards yesterday and it was miserable. We both drank gallons of liquids and still had no relief. Today we are doing indoor chores with the AC set at 80 and it never shuts off.
I do love Summer and hope to enjoy it once this home and property are once again offered to the perfect buyer we believe is out there. Bring on the offers...
May you each be safe and doing what you love. <3