Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

They don't have to be good at matching. Hire an expert who is good at making these decisions.

May 15, 2017 09:39 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I know.  It's overwhelming.

May 15, 2017 07:30 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it.

May 15, 2017 07:36 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Many people don't have a knack for his, Jeff. When I choose colors for a house,  I start by seeing what is next door and eliminating that color then select the color palette I like, starting with the brick and siding, then match the roof, then trim and shutters and door color comes last. 

May 15, 2017 07:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's gotten far too complicated. Good luck

May 15, 2017 07:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not, I always ask for someone else to narrow it down for me.

May 15, 2017 08:40 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I feel your pain. That is how I was when I was redecorating an investment property. However, a stager friend of mine came in and boom...she was done.

May 15, 2017 07:15 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Maybe most people, but I'm not one of them!

May 16, 2017 07:09 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, they are not.  We work with colors all the time, and the clue is to look at them in different lights.  A

May 16, 2017 06:50 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not my wheelhouse!

May 16, 2017 06:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Here is how I do it, let my wife decide! It is easier that way!

May 16, 2017 05:39 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

In my experience, no.  Most are neither good at it nor have confidence in their decisions.  It's worth it to hire an expert.  And, this has always been a way that I've been able to set myself apart.

May 16, 2017 05:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It may be time to seek the advice of a professional.  

May 16, 2017 05:16 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, but I know there are 'colorists' that are good at that stuff. If people were good at it we would not have bright blue & pink houses would we?

I just helped a friend with new construction & I wizzed right thru the choices.

May 16, 2017 05:13 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I wouldn't do that to myself.

I decide on the theme and go with professional advice from my interior designer/stager and then do as my bride decides.

May 16, 2017 04:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Most people are not good at it. I, personally, am quite good at it. You need to reduce your options up front. There have to be colors in these options that you hate without even thinking about them. Do you need me to help you?

May 16, 2017 03:37 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wow - those colors are a broad spectrum, not even in the same color family!

May 16, 2017 03:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am in the process of picking a new color for my home office. Sort of. I'm dreading going to the store and being faced with all those choices. I think I want to do grey. But it's not that simple!

May 16, 2017 03:19 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No sir I don't.  My wife is the color coordinator

May 16, 2017 02:55 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Only those? I thought, there are hundreds choices. If the seller has difficulties with colors, I recommend a recommendation from a stagger ( I offer it complementary for my sellers in such situations). 

But this morning we picked up colors for 'listed soon'' house quick since I follow popular trends in my area. 

May 15, 2017 11:48 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - I am not an expert at this skill for sure.

May 15, 2017 10:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, the paint department sure does make these choices tough.    We see it in some of our listings --- what were you thinking?

May 19, 2017 09:44 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

What is wrong with white and a pleasant trim color.

May 17, 2017 06:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hire a professional and get it right!

May 16, 2017 06:51 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Dear dear Jeff-it appears you are out of your league here. Hire a designer and tell them the color fields you like and hand over all that material. They will work out like 3 options and you just pick one-done!

PS-the roof color is very important.

May 16, 2017 03:20 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is a lot of potential color combinations. Good luck!

May 16, 2017 02:47 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Ask for tiny small sample of the paint - less than a quart if possible. Paint flat white where this is going, allow to dry a day then paint and label the samples. Ask family and friends for a vote. Give the decision a couple days.

I see you marked colonial reed- don't know where that choice is going but I would accent with a warm cream, perhaps a gloss black or green that is almost black gloss, and a grey that is slate grey with both red and green in the grey

May 16, 2017 01:44 PM
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

Although I'm not color-blind like my Dad was, I leave it up to Kat with the color choices!

May 16, 2017 12:11 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yikes!  No, I stick with two color combo pallets that work very well out here.

May 16, 2017 11:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's what home decorators are for....most good paint stores will have one there for that purpose....

May 16, 2017 10:18 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I think most people including myself need to leave it to the pros.

May 16, 2017 09:52 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Most people?  No. 


May 16, 2017 09:39 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Most people do not know colors or matching. Thankfully I learned it at a very young age.

May 16, 2017 08:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not think most people are good at color matching.  I consult with these matters. 

May 16, 2017 07:40 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It's certainly overwhelming, Jeff Pearl!  Many folks hire a designer for color selections - it can be money well-spent, for sure!

May 16, 2017 07:09 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Those that can make sense out of it stand-out while those that cannot don't

May 16, 2017 06:59 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No most people are horrible at it and can only see what is presented to them already done

May 16, 2017 06:55 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

We tend to make it as complicated as we want it to be.

It really is simple. What colors stays with the house the longest?

The ROOF! Now pick the house and trim that are appropriate.

It's not rocket science, unless you need it to be.

May 16, 2017 06:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have very little patience for this type of selection.

May 16, 2017 05:30 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I leave that up to my wife

May 16, 2017 05:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some of us need professional assistance.

May 16, 2017 04:19 AM
Toronto, ON

Not likely.

May 16, 2017 03:46 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck 

May 16, 2017 02:57 AM