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Painting a house inside and out , is a waste of money and time . If a house for sale is structurally sound , and doesn't have any offensive odors from smoking or animals , that house will sell . New buyers will always change the colors to what they like , not what you like . If you're trying to sell a dump , that hasn't been kept up , no amount of cosmetics is going to sell that house .
Now, I did de-clutter the house. Every piece of extra decor, personal photos, extra furniture, excess clothing in closet I pack or put away in the basement. We didn't do anything extra ordinary just keep it clean and organize.
My living room is forest green.
My dining room and kitchen are brick red.
Master bedroom is steel blue.
The office I am sitting in is a variation on orange.
When people come in my house, they love it or they hate it. But NOTHING is bland and boring. When I do sell this house, I will NOT repaint it to make it boring. If they don't like it the way it is, they aren't cool enough to live here anyway.
I am going to give you The!! biggest tip you will ever need to know regarding water shut of valves and how to stop leaks.
Open the valve all of the way and then BACK IT OFF 1/4 to 1/2 turn. The slight closure will make no difference to the flow but will make a huge difference to the wear pattern that is set up. Now many years later when you turn the valve, the leak will not be at the full open position and chances are very good that it will either not leak or by opening it full, the leak will stop. It's that easy.
It doesn't matter what you do as a seller, you will get screwed over.