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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Lots of variables. I think it would depend on the shade of blue and the type of house. BUT it certainly would sell better than

Jul 26, 2022 07:31 AM
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

They do in my hometown of San Francisco!

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Jul 26, 2022 07:03 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

depends on the color and location in my opinion. also the basics that make any home sell well.

Jul 26, 2022 07:14 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

I don't think they sell poorly. Compared to home in the community I'd say blue homes sell just as well as others. I can only think of one buyer who told me she doesn't like the color blue. As a matter of fact, I've had several buyers choose blue while building. 

Did you know the color blue is the worlds most favorite color? It also happens to be my favorite color.

Jul 26, 2022 07:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That would depend on the location, style of home, etc. As we often say "one size does not fit all."

Jul 26, 2022 07:19 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That seems like a silly question Cate Griffing but I will say that a Seller had a VERY bright blue home and it was the principal objection at every open house held until they painted it a "normal" shade of brown. It sold in a couple of days. The moral here is FIRST impressions are extremely important weather it be the paint or the landscaping.

Jul 26, 2022 08:31 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

The answer depends on the exact color.  When our daughter painted her house blue about 50 people called to get the exact paint color.

Jul 26, 2022 08:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I thought this was a lead-in to a joke. 

It would depend on many factors.  It is also easily curable with paint. 

Jul 26, 2022 07:46 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would think it depends on where!

Here I am in the Southwest, and there are virtually NO blue exteriors. 
One golf course home I remember had this gawdawful 'nautical blue' exterior and it took FOREVER to sell.
Boy do buyers buy with their eyes!

Jul 26, 2022 08:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Generally, no. But popular with some types of homes.

Jul 26, 2022 08:12 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I sure did pay a premium for my blue house : )  But I bought it in 2021, when everything was costing a premium!

Jul 26, 2022 08:56 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Not so much in my area Cate.  Blue door maybe.....

Jul 26, 2022 10:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

By the beach, lakes and foothills but in tracts of conforming homes? NO

Jul 26, 2022 10:35 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
The best agent in Southern Utah!

Not sure, you should ask this guy...

i have a blue house with a blue window.

blue is the colour of all that i wear.

blue are the streets and all the trees are blue.

i have a girlfriend and she is so blue.

blue are the people here that walk around,

blue like my corvette, it's standing outside.

blue are the words i say and what i think.

blue are the feelings that live inside me.


i'm blue da ba dee da ba die...

Jul 26, 2022 09:04 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Cate,  I sold a couple with lite blue and dark blue trim.  People can always repaint also.

Jul 26, 2022 08:54 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

It's more about the neighborhood and schools.  Color can be changed.

Jul 27, 2022 10:36 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Funny you should ask - in my personal experience, long ago I have observed that homes with blue exteriors definitely tend to linger on the market longer. Note, this is not "scientifically proven".

Jul 27, 2022 11:59 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They can definitely sell. Depends on a lot of factors including the neighborhood and the shade of blue.  I've sold a few blue homes (but they were happy homes) over the years.

Jul 27, 2022 09:23 AM
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've sold a few blue houses, including one I owned. The first buyer that looked at it bought it.

Jul 27, 2022 08:36 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Years ago someone told me blue houses never sell. I proved them wrong when I sold one. Trouble was, it took 6 years on the market to sell!

Jul 27, 2022 06:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Real estate is local. So, maybe yes and maybe no! Doug Dawes said it best, lots of variables.

Jul 27, 2022 04:32 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It depends on where the home is located and what the trend is in the community. I am in a beach town and we are seeing more Key West style colors but the response is mixed. It all comes down to whether it is tastefully done and how it fits in with other homes in the area. 

"Blue exteriors" is pretty broad and general for the many shades of blue that exist so best to narrow that down. Back in the day when I was single and lived up north, a friend painted his house Robin's egg blue and the opinions were mixed. It really comes down to the shade and how it blends in with the trim and front door colors.


Jul 26, 2022 07:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I had one a couple of years ago (in a BUSY market) - teal blue - gorgeous craftsman in Charlotte's hottest neighborhood. The color was the ONLY complaint people had when they showed it. 

We had the exterior painted gray and it sold RIGHT AWAY!

Jul 26, 2022 07:07 PM