Experts say that lighting a home properly helps it sell more quickly. Since the real estate market crash of 2007, nationally, home prices prices dropped about 35%, and in the hardest hit areas, about 55%. According to Forbes, home prices are stabilizing, signifying a housing market bottom. While the news is optimistic, there is still a high inventory of homes. In order to sell your home quickly and get the most money for your home, it is important for your home to look its best, and updating your lighting can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home. Here are tips from the pros:
- Layer different types of lighting. HGTV says “Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).”
- Provide ample light. USA Today strongly suggests bright lighting outdoors and in. If it is winter, USA Today states, “Turn on all the lights possible for visitors — this is no time to worry about the electric bill.”
- Allow natural light in. The San Francisco Examiner endorses windows, especially in a dining room.
- Increase bulb wattage. Yahoo Real Estate suggests replacing bulbs with the maximum allowable wattage and installing dimmers.
Reader’s Digest has more tips you can follow in order to ensure a quick sale!