Like Fall Out Boy lighting them up and the Hunger Games catching fire, the real estate industry does the same ablaze with this one strategy among many trade home selling secrets: it’s all about the light. Blazing light. No, don’t get me wrong; I don’t want people to go blind, but as you sell your house, know that natural light does make a difference.
Statistics Don’t Lie: Buyers Like Lighting
I don’t mean lamps and light bulbs, though. I’m talking about sunlight. Straight through the windows. That means as you sell your house, don’t be afraid to open as many windows as possible. Go beyond that even — take the drapes down! You heard me. Sure, it’ll look like the windows are naked, but buyers won’t see the windows, per se; they’ll see the outside and all the light flooding in to illuminate every feature of your home for all to see.
When buyers can see every nuance, every nook and cranny, thanks to natural light, you stand a better chance of a great impression the moment buyers leave your open house. Do yourself a favor: sell your house by cleaning your windows. Trim your bushes out in the front and back lawns to let more of those rays in. You can also change out the lampshades for something a bit more minimal and let the bulbs you already have really shine and contribute. Even increasing the wattage of your light bulbs can help.
It sounds stupid, but it works. Ask any home seller out there in the market who decided to show the dwelling in the dark. Darkness usually doesn’t bring out good feelings, people….
To Sell Your House, Make Your House Bright
What other way to make a home bright (and cheery) then utilizing natural light, especially highlighting the coral-colored kitchen you just updated? Talk about maximizing your chances to sell that rent-to-own home of yours.