• May 19, 2017

“Light” Up Your Home’s Best Qualities

Staging 8

“Light” Up Your Home’s Best Qualities

Lighting plays a huge role in home presentation. Whether natural or artificial, it helps create an atmosphere and vibe for the house, and can also make buyers more comfortable. Furthermore, proper lighting accentuates the home’s selling points, drawing buyers’ attention to the most important features of the house when selling your home.

You should use light to your advantage when showing your home to buyers, keeping in mind what you would want to see when visiting a potential new home. Not only will natural light and strategically placed fixtures help highlight the most interesting parts of your home, but light paint hues and décor will make your home feel more spacious and help inspire buyers’ imaginations.

Natural Light
An abundance of natural light is generally a great selling point for buyers, because it makes a room feel more open, warm, and welcoming. No matter the season, you can maximize natural light by keeping windows clean and removing screens, distracting treatments, and any other physical obstructions. By placing a large mirror on the wall opposite a window, you can create the illusion of much more natural light, opening the room up even further.

Artificial Light
Artificial light from tasteful fixtures and lamps can be used both inside and outside your home to welcome buyers, draw attention to your home’s special features, and brighten up dreary daytime or late-night viewings. Especially in small rooms or areas lacking natural light, artificial light can create an open, warm effect.

Before staging your home and showing it to buyers remember to thoroughly clean all fixtures and replace bulbs with natural bulbs of the highest recommended wattage to ensure bright, clean light floods your home. You should also be sure that lamps and fixtures are both neutral and strategically placed, so that they draw buyers’ eyes to the features that make your home special, rather than distracting buyers during their walkthroughs.

Artificial light is incredibly important in enhancing your home’s curb appeal. As many buyers admit to driving past homes at different times of day before committing to attend a showing or putting in an offer, it is a great idea to install outdoor light fixtures and keep the rooms in the front of your home well-lit during the evenings.

Light-Colored Décor
From wall paint to rugs, furniture, and other accent pieces, the lighter the hues, the more spacious and open a room will feel. Though you may need to shell out some extra cash to “lighten” your décor up before you begin showing your home, it will pay off when buyers are able to envision themselves living in your airy, open spaces.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/