Prepping a nursery when you're trying to sell (or are a renter). Ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would see no problem putting up decals and painting a neutral color.  People will see a fresh coat of paint and something they can easily take off.  It will also explain why you want to sell.  🙂  You could explain to the realtor that the decorations are removable if you want to make sure the message gets across, but those are usually pretty obvious that they’re decals. 

When looking at houses, etc, the only thing I hated to see was, like, murals painted on kids’ rooms walls.  That’ll take me days to sand, prime, and paint over.  Even if it’s bright-ass pink (saw it), it’s just paint.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you’re fine with anything removable. As a buyer, I cringe when I see wallpaper or super bright/saturated colors because like PP said, it’ll be a problem to remove. If it’s just a neutral paint color, I can paint over it more easily or just live with it. I would also be cognizant of not stuffing the room with too much furniture because buyers are looking for space. If you fill up 75% of the room with furniture and decor, then it’ll make the room look smaller and less appealing. I think a nursery could definitely appeal to the right buyer as long as it’s done tastefully.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@babycakes24:  Take pictures after you paint the walls, but before you add any decals.Send the pics to your realtor. It will help buyers to be able to visualize the room being used as something other than a nursery.

If you haven’t sold by the time the baby is about to arrive, you can buy peelable, easily removeable decals.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would honestly not put much of anything up. Even Decals.

Buy what you want so that it can easily go up after Jan 1, but if you move before then you would just have to take it down and put it up a second time anyway.

I can understand wanting to get going on it, but you can draw out your plan. Buy the furniture and everything you need, just dont decorate the room with more than the paint, furnitre and maybe curtains. Keep everything else put away. You want the buyers to see themselves in that room and you dont want it to look smaller due to too much baby clutter etc.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s completely fine to use whatever decorations you want. We just closed on a house in September so I’m fresh out of house hunting and as long as it was a neutral color, I didn’t mind anything like that. Even when it wasn’t a neutral color, it still shouldn’t stop a serious buyer – paint is something easily fixed. I know people get hung up on it but they’re probably too picky anyway and will find something else wrong.

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