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Conquering the dark side when selling a home
Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -
Not all homes have soaring glass and abundant natural light, giving that airy, bright feeling we all respond well to. When prospective buyers enter a home for sale, one of the most compelling, feel-good features is light.
As we enter the darkest time of the year, what can sellers do to make sure their home in shown in its best light?
· Trim trees, remove or pull back window coverings and screens, be sure every light works and is using its maximum safe wattage bulb
· Add lighting in dark corners and invest in lighter paint for dark rooms
· Where rooms are challenging, consider giving the eye something interesting to see, such as a special piece of furniture or art. An accent that will captivate and create a mood other than just being dark.
· Invest in staging advice (when needed, I pay a stager to come and consult about how best to stage for buyers eyes). Even if you dont need full staging services, the designers eye and advice can be incredibly valuable.
· Light it up DURING showings. I know its not the green thing to do, but turn all lights on and leave them on when there may be showings. Youll spend 10 or 20 extra dollars on electricity, but its worth it. Showing by appointment-only, or only during daylight hours, helps manage the light.
Work with your agent to make sure your home is as bright and appealing as possible!
Hasson Company Realtors
15400 SW Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego 97035