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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't recall hearing the term "hard colors". Today's designers and stages are more in touch with nature and the architectural style/ feel of the home.

Sep 07, 2018 08:36 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Light silver/gray (like Benjamin Moore's 'Revere Pewter') are what our stagers are suggesting here now.

Sep 07, 2018 08:06 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Neutral stands the test of time.

Sep 07, 2018 08:49 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Still cold colors are around. Bright walls are only accents, matching with proper staging accessories. 

Sep 07, 2018 09:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know much about hard colors or about rages.

Sep 08, 2018 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would say in some situations hard colors work but neutral colors always work the best for the marketing of a home.

Sep 08, 2018 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not sure what a hard color actually is. Neutrals have always been big in my market... the only question is whether they go towards the beige or grey tones.

Sep 08, 2018 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I’ve never heard the term heard colors in my real estate career or my house painting career so I can’t comment on a regional or made up term.

Sep 07, 2018 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I no longer see that one accent wall in 'red' these days, and I know more kitchens are going to the grays and whites as neutrals.  I still see some taupes and beiges, though, and in the older homes different 'shades of blue' apparently were super popular decades ago William Feela.  By 'hard colors' do you mean bright colors, as I'm not quite sure!  

Sep 07, 2018 09:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

It really depends on the marketplace in my opinion...A

Sep 07, 2018 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

In new construction it's mostly neutral you'll see but in trendier pre-existing homes the big color is GRAY like Debe Maxwell, CRS mentions.

Sep 08, 2018 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Buyers love neutral over a home where every room is a different color

Sep 08, 2018 05:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

What are hard colors? Neutral with a possible accents is the best idea.

Sep 08, 2018 05:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I can only assume what you mean by hard color.  Are those the colors that are hard to look at???

Sep 08, 2018 08:11 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Bold colors are still found. I have a home listed for sale now that has several rooms with bold colors. I suspect many prospective buyers are factoring in the cost of painting into their acquisition costs.

Sep 08, 2018 07:52 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

What's a 'hard' color?

Sep 08, 2018 06:50 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

What is a hard color?

Sep 08, 2018 06:38 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Yes that fad has cooled down a bit.  Things are bit bit more softer

Sep 08, 2018 06:31 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am more of a neutral fan myself.

Sep 08, 2018 06:29 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Never heard of hard colors. 

Sep 08, 2018 06:20 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Never heard the term "HARD" colors. Its been light gray's and soft creams still here.

Sep 08, 2018 06:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a subject I always outsourced...personally I prefer the Nature colors

Sep 08, 2018 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Gray. 50 shades of gray.

Or any lightly tinted color that accentuates the wood or stone inside the house.

A gray wall with a 1/4 ratio white for ceiling.

Sep 08, 2018 05:22 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I've seen homes with those "hard colors", they don't hold up to neutral ones.

Sep 08, 2018 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Tastes always change

Sep 08, 2018 08:20 AM
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Ava Vanessa Branda
Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son - Land O Lakes, FL

Hard colors ;) i wouldn't recommend

Sep 08, 2018 08:08 AM
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Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA

I'll take neutral any time, all the time.

Sep 08, 2018 08:05 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I hope so. 

Sep 08, 2018 07:27 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on the house.

Sep 08, 2018 05:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - it looks like.

Sep 07, 2018 11:57 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

What's categorized as hard colors?

Sep 09, 2018 02:13 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not sure what "hard" colors are .. but I love the greys and earth-tones with lighter shades of color mixed.

Sep 08, 2018 09:46 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never heard of "hard" colors but neutrals remain popular. Gray seems to be on the list of recommendations these days but no doubt that will change.

Sep 08, 2018 08:35 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Sep 08, 2018 04:13 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I’ve never heard the term hard colors. I do feel it varies across the country. We are seeing light silver/gray with pops of accent colors.

Sep 08, 2018 02:52 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

grey is the in thing and frankly I'm already tired of it.  

Sep 08, 2018 02:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know what you mean by 'hard'colors.

 

Sep 08, 2018 02:12 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

never heard that term, earth tones are what is popular here and has been for years

Sep 08, 2018 12:40 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We are seeing cooler tones being popular. Amazing how styles change.  Bring back the 80's with gray and taupe.

Sep 08, 2018 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am seeing more grays this year.

 

Sep 08, 2018 12:13 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I'm not sure what a hard color is.

Sep 08, 2018 11:37 AM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Neutrals are popular everywhere. I am thinking that you are using "hard" as "bold"? I am not a huge fan of the gray trend for my house but like the look of it in others.

Sep 08, 2018 11:10 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I love all shades of gray....

Sep 08, 2018 10:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like Michael, we haven't heard the term "hard colors".  We had earthen tones and now more the greys.

Sep 12, 2018 08:56 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lots of grays, but bold colors are being seen still.

Sep 11, 2018 08:47 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My daughter still loves them and doesn't care what everyone else is doing. She does her own thing.

Sep 09, 2018 08:09 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

What are hard colors?  I'm in home decor and do painting and have never heard that term.  Do you mean warm colors?  Warm colors started to go out of style 9 or 10 years ago.

Sep 09, 2018 02:06 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Never heard the term 'hard colors'. We use neutral colors and they do change out every few years.

Sep 09, 2018 11:16 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Calm tones are popular in my area -

Sep 09, 2018 09:28 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

gray color is fashionable.

I dislike black colored flooring and cabinets. Ugh!

Sep 08, 2018 07:18 PM