Let there be light!

Blinds Yesterday was bright and sunny here in St. Paul, MN.  I was out showing houses most of the day.

Most sellers know that their home will get sold faster and for more money if it is clean and decluttered, but some don’t understand the impact that light or dark can have on a buyers overall mood and impression of a home that they are seeing for the first time.

We saw a couple of homes yesterday that were like dark caves.  We opened doors that gave us a view of deary dark rooms.

All the sellers would have had to do to make our first impression of the home a good one would have been to open the drapes or the blinds.

Most buyers get a more favorable impression of a home if  it is well lit.  opening the blinds or drapes doesn’t cost a dime and has an impact on the way a home looks.

Some sellers go one step further and leave the lights on.  We all understand why a homeowner would not want to leave all the lights on while they are away at work.  But why would a home owner have every shade, blind and drape closed?

Let your home be viewed in the most favorable light, clean the windows and open the blinds.

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2 Replies to “Let there be light!”

  1. Great advice Teresa. I love walking into a home that’s well lit and bright. Sellers benefit by having an agent that is engaged in the showing, and communicating with the buyer instead of fumbling around in the dark looking for light switches.

  2. That’s why I like to show up a little early for a showing… so I can go through and open the blinds and turn on the lights.

    It does make a difference!

    It also makes you wonder what the listing agent must have told them… or didn’t tell them…

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