Need to Sell in Tampa Bay? Good Lighting is Key!

Listen to the Feedback

In today’s real estate market it is imperative that sellers listen to the feedback about their home provided by their real estate professional. Home sellers may want to try their best to correct the easily correctable issues in this competitive real estate environment. One of the most common complaints heard on showings of homes that can be corrected is, “the property appears dark”. We completely understand that ever home has its own level of natural light, but there is no reason for a potential buyer to feel that a home is dark, as their first impression.

Make the Most of the Light You Have

Window coverings that have been placed in your home for numerous reasons such as insulation, and protecting belongings from fading need to be rethought. All window coverings while you are attempting to sell a home need to be thought of differently. How can they best placed to make the room look its best? Blinds need to be placed in a position that allows light into the room. If there is a view the more open the better. Pulling a blind up to the top is totally acceptable. The buyer will know they are there for privacy but first impressions are about light. Draw any draperies back to the edge of the window, it will make the windows, and room look larger, and allow more light in. Now that your home is on the market it is a great time to make sure that your windows are spotless and allow as much light in as possible.

Brighten it up

If by chance you have an area of your home that is a little dark, there is nothing wrong with purchasing an inexpensive lamp and adding it to a room simply to brighten up the property. Years back I had a floor lamp that gave off a tremendous amount of light it was used in many homes we sold until one buyer really fell in love with it and there it stayed. All lamps need to be working. If a room appears dark the first thing someone will attempt to do is turn on a lamp, if the lamp doesn’t light that is strike two. This is also a great time to make sure that every light fixture in the house is operational, simply brighten it up.

Correct Lighting Sets the Stage

Think of the sale of your home as the stage of a play. Your realtor presents the theme, and you as the stage hand get to make it look its best. Natural light bulbs tend to make furniture and people look more attractive, and in turn will make your home show at its best. New energy efficient lighting is not always the most appealing and you may want to limit its use while trying to sell your home. The worst of these are the ones that take time to warm up. We have shown homes where the buyer had already toured through the entire dark home while we were waiting for the first room of the home to brighten up. When possible make sure your home stage is well set prior to showing it to a buyer. Brightening up the stage will help lead to brighter results with the sale of your home.

Eric Miller an award winning Ft Lauderdale, Florida Realtor is the author of this article, and is honored to place it on this outstanding local real estate site. If you are thinking of Ft Lauderdale Real Estate you can reach Eric Miller via his website, Fort Lauderdale Real Estate. The website provides the complete information for buyers and sellers of Fort Lauderdale Real Estate from Ft Lauderdale Waterfront Homes to condominiums.