Selling Tips: 5 Tips to Make Your Home Lighter and Brighter

Light and Bright Sells

Light and Bright Sells Homes Faster
Want to buy a dark, dim, gloomy home?

Your buyers don’t want to, either.

Lighting Can Be Cheap and Still Look Good

Good lighting is essential, and doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here are 5 tips for getting more light in your home:

  • Take down heavy drapes, especially if they have collected a lot of dust.
  • Replace over-head bulbs with the strongest ones the fixtures can handle.
  • Add floor lamps behind couches, in corners and anywhere you don’t have a convenient tabletop.
  • Make sure the table lamps in the living room and bedrooms also have bright, clean bulbs, and are tall enough to provide attractive lighting to the area.
  • If you are handly, replace those terrible “Hollywood-Style” lights over the bathroom mirror with an updated, multi-bulb fixture.

When You Must Add Lighting

If you think a room is “dark”, it probably is.

Open the curtains, open the blinds and turn on the existing lights.

Walk around and ask yourself if you really have enough light in every space – not just some of them.

Every. Space.

If it is still dark – time to go shopping for some free-standing lights that you can take with you to your new home!

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About Alison

Alison Shuman is the Director of Operations for Appraisal IQ, an Austin-area real estate appraisal service company. Formerly, she was a agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors in Austin. He real estate salesperson's license is currently inactive.

You can contact Alison at AlisonShuman@yahoo.com, or by her cell phone at (512) 585-4758.

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