Light and Bright is what buyers want. In the 13+ years that I have been a Spring Texas Realtor, I have had maybe, maybe 1% of my buyers request a cave. So if buyers want light and bright, then light and bright is what you need to give them. That is if you want the most money for your house.
Five things you can do to make your house light and bright:
1. Turn on all lights for showings including under cabinet lighting, over head lighting, lamps, and even the light above the stove. A house shows the best with all its lights on.
3. Repaint. Dark paint colors add to the cave like feeling. Lighten the rooms up with a fresh coat of paint.
4. Install LED bulbs. Maximize lighting in dimly lit rooms by installing LED bulbs in the light fixtures.
5. Remove the solar screens. Now this is a hard request for some sellers to agree to do because they installed the solar screens to keep the house cool. Beside buyers should appreciate and want an energy efficient house. I agree on both points. But things change when your home goes from being your home to a product that we are selling. Homes with solar screens on show dark and buyers don’t want a cave. They want a light and bright house.
Jill Wente is an exceptional Realtor - a true professional and an expert in her work. Jill has guided us... read moreJill Wente is an exceptional Realtor - a true professional and an expert in her work. Jill has guided us through the process of buying more than one property over the years and we couldn't wish for a better agent - Jill is the best! Jill is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with - she works hard to make real-estate transactions appear easy and practically effortless for her clients. Jill has incredible attention to detail when answering questions, sharing important information, preparing paperwork, communicating reminders about the next steps - always timely, accessible, thorough, efficient, and highly professional. When we work with Jill, we know we are in good hands. Very highly recommend Jill to anyone looking for the best real estate agent! read less