The dress is black and blue dad! Duh!

the dress
Lately there has been a lot of talk about "the dress". The Internet went wild with memes and debates, both real and imagined.


If you haven't heard of this phenomena, you are probably living under a rock. Anyway, I have been frustrated with the amount of energy that has been dedicated to this. And yet, it came home as a real "aha" moment in our house.

The other day, Jacki and I were discussing the phenomena and incredulous at how people could not see white and gold when, in walked our daughter. She walked over to my iPad and was also incredulous.

"How can anyone not tell that the dress is black and blue", she stated emphatically. We looked at her in shock.

This was no trick of photography. No photo shopping and tinting to fool people. Three of us were looking at the exact same photo at the same time on the same iPad.

Yet we could not agree on the dress being white/gold vs. blue/black. The phenomena was right.

And the "aha" moment is that we all do see something different. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.

And when you are trying to sell a home, remember this old advice. You cannot go wrong with neutral colors. And yet, no matter how you much you try, when someone walks into your house they may not see what you see.

The best thing you can do is get as many people as possible through the door, to increase your chances of finding the people who fall in love with your house the way you once did.

That means pricing it fairly for the market. It means having a full-service REALTOR® who will actively market the property, with good photos, open houses, and other proactive activities.

And it means being patient; someone will see the same ‘colours’ you see.

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