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Good lighting is essential when selling your home

Good lighting is essential when selling your home

  I have been on showings where I was surprised to find no electricity - this is the extremely case but it does happen.  This is true of homes where the owner might have relocated or a distressed sale and the power is off.  But how about a house with electricity and bad lighting? Have you ever gone to a house and the hallway is dark, or the bulbs are too dim?  How about trying to get to the basement and you are left to feel your way around?  Dim lighting might be perfect for a romantic dinner but not for showing your house for sale.

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Reasons to have proper lighting

One major reason for having good lighting is for safety reasons.  I don’t want to trip and I sure don’t want someone else to have an accident on my watch when it was avoidable. Did you know that lighting affects your mood? So, if a home is poorly lit it might be hard for a potential buyer to get excited about it.

Tips for better lighting in your home

  • Replace blown bulbs in entry ways, on staircases and in the basement.  Make sure the light switches are accessible.  I can’t tell you how many times I have had to hunt for a switch.
  • You need to have more than just a working bulb it should be bright enough for the space.  You can use lamps in certain areas to enhance the lighting in a given space.
  • Skip those fancy colored bulbs, black, red, green lights, and stick to the neutral color

Don’t let poor lighting wreck the sale of your home, having good light is an easy fix in most cases.  There was a time when homes were built with no lighting in the ceiling of  some rooms. You could have an electrician retrofit these rooms.  If not, get lamps with good lighting.

This inexpensive lighting fix could get your home sold faster.

originally posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal of JFIVE Homes Realty LL at: How can I buy the house if I can't see it?



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Comment balloon 5 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • March 30 2014 11:46PM
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