Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals)

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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Always better than a pink!

Mar 30, 2016 03:19 AM
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I find stainless and black combination appliances to be common in many homes.   I have them in MY home too.   Perhaps a combination is appropriate for your home as well. 

Mar 30, 2016 01:08 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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There are some that like black, some like white, but stainless still gets the lion share of the votes.

Mar 30, 2016 03:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Roy,

It depends on the taste.  I happen to not like the stainless steel look and my ideal kitchen would have La Cornue appliances in color.  They are beautiful to look at.  A

Mar 30, 2016 03:35 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Stainless is what everyone seems to be asking for these days. But I've found if it's not stainless, buyers will "live" with black.

Mar 30, 2016 10:47 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Black is still acceptable with stainless the more popular choice. Slate is now making a run!

Mar 30, 2016 09:43 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Roy. From time to time I will use black appliances, folks are always saying they love the look.

Mar 30, 2016 06:44 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Roy Kelley - it's steel in my area - or so do I think.

Mar 30, 2016 02:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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We put black in many of our rental units but for our upper end properties it is always stainless or if we are trying to attract a buyer.

Mar 30, 2016 01:30 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I have heard that people are sick of Stainless Roy, that is what we have.

BTW they have new stainless finishes that do not smudge so easily, they are coated in some way.

Mar 30, 2016 01:10 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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We are due for new appliances and I thought I wanted stainless until I saw the new "Sunset Bronze" and "Slate" colors and now am undecided. I wlll be following the answers. Great question!

 

Mar 30, 2016 12:28 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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As far as I can tell, black and brushed Stainless Steel are still the winners.

Mar 30, 2016 12:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I see black appliances in my area. I think stainless probably has more widespread buyer appeal. 

Mar 30, 2016 11:33 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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I hope so... because that's what we have in our kitchen.

Mar 30, 2016 09:05 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It is in our market but stainless is in more demand. We just purchased new appliances and my Bride insisted on white because she hates to see the finger prints on either stainless or black.

Mar 30, 2016 08:59 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
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Black is acceptable, but stainless steel is much more popular and preferred by more buyers.  Also, the lighter color makes your space look larger.

Mar 30, 2016 07:57 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Not in my market (or my house) my first place I bought (in 1994 no less!) I put a black refrigerator in it.  I left it when I sold the place.  Most everything I see today is stainless and that is what I put in as well.  It was a toss up for the stove though, to go with a pop of color but in the end I kept it all the same.  If you are going to sell it, then I would put in stainless otherwise get what you like.

Mar 30, 2016 07:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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The newest color is black stainless BTW. I have not seen it 'in person'. 

Mar 30, 2016 05:17 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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IMHO...no!

Mar 30, 2016 05:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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No for me.  I am seeing new construction using black ... and most of my clients pay for the upgrade to something ... well ... different. 

Mar 30, 2016 03:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No.  All kitchen renos I've seen are stainless.  Older kitchen appliances in black the first thing my buyers say is "those have to go."

Mar 30, 2016 03:24 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Haven't seen it in any NEW kitchen renovations...

Mar 30, 2016 03:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I haven't had anyone say they liked it. Is it acceptable? Probably

Mar 30, 2016 03:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Around Denver, buyers prefer stainless steel.

Apr 01, 2016 12:22 AM
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Sharon Kowitz
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Stainless! 

Mar 31, 2016 01:25 PM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I don't see why not.

Mar 31, 2016 07:37 AM
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Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

Black is still acceptable but a lot of people are changing to stainless

Mar 31, 2016 02:22 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
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Stainless seems to be on the way "out" in my market, combinations of black/stainless are popular and even white is making a strong comeback, go figure.

Mar 30, 2016 11:19 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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The most popular is Stainless. I still see black as second favorite and even some white. I have a new listing with yellow/mustard. They could be collectors items.

Mar 30, 2016 11:12 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Stainless/black combo.  I would love to update my kitchen with red or teal appliances. 

Mar 30, 2016 02:09 PM
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Bob Crane
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Any color is acceptable to me, as long as it works.

Mar 30, 2016 11:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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To those that have to have it...sure. As a rule...hmmm

Mar 30, 2016 09:15 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I still see black appliances in my area.  I think if you are looking to sell, updating the appliances, however, would be great.

Mar 30, 2016 09:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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It is in Oklahoma City. On new construction if it isn't stainless steel it is black.

Mar 30, 2016 08:08 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
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All in the eye of the beholder. I have encountered many clients who still prefer black to the look of stainless.

Mar 30, 2016 06:26 AM
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FN LN
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For some people.

Mar 30, 2016 05:16 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Yes

Mar 30, 2016 04:20 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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Harvest Gold and Avacado are due to come back into style! But black can be ok depending on other colors in the kitchen like the floor, counter tops, and cabinets. If floor, counters, and cabinets ar dark, I would go with Stainless or a light color appliance.

Mar 30, 2016 04:15 AM
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John Meussner
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Acceptable?  Sure, if it looks good and functions well.

Mar 30, 2016 03:53 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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It is a growing color in my market with Brushed Stainless a close 2nd

Mar 30, 2016 03:47 AM
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Sandra Steele
Wise Choice Properties, Sedona/Verde Valley Branch - Cottonwood, AZ
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Black is beautiful.  The surrounding decor should be kept light and airy.

Mar 30, 2016 03:28 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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That depends on if the home is for sale or not.  I have a blend of both black & chrome Heartland appliances with Miele stainless too. Flows seamlessly. 

The dark metal has become quite popular and is smudge resistant.  A kitchen should suit the homeowner unless it is for sale

Mar 30, 2016 03:22 AM
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Pete Xavier
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Yes, black could blend in very well in some kitchens.

Mar 30, 2016 03:02 AM