In today's economy, it may be tough for you to sell your home. If your home's value is low and there are many competitors on the market willing to sell their homes for much less than you would ever want to price your home. This can make it difficult to appeal to the right buyer.
Before you give up on selling your home, or lower the price even more, you might want to consider how lighting comes into play when selling your home. Something that simple is often overlooked. The right lighting can actually make your home seem more appealing, roomy, and friendly and increase the likelihood it will be sold.
When many individuals think of remodeling the bathroom, installing new appliances, or landscaping to help improve their chances of a home sale, one of the overlooked factor is the lighting in their home.
According to Psychology Today, lighting affects the neurons and pleasure centers in the brain and helps to create a mood or a “feeling” about an area. With that in mind, it's also important to know that almost 100% of home sales involve emotional attachment. A potential buyer envisions their family in the pool or see themselves enjoying holidays around the fireplace. These are important triggers and lighting can help create these positive associations. Here are some tips.
Tips for Improving Your Lighting
When you are trying to sell your home, consider the following in regards to both your lighting and new lighting.
- Track lighting is great for opening up dim areas that have a lack of windows. Of course, outdoor lighting is best and the most mood altering, but ceiling track lighting can help enhance areas that would normally appear dreary due to a lack of lighting. Stairways, long hallways, and large rooms are perfect candidates.
- Floor lighting – Want to create a dramatic effect in a family room or master bedroom. Place a couple of floor canisters in the corners to brighten up the room. This looks especially inviting if there is a focal point, such as a four poster bed, or a fireplace.
- Make sure all of your lights are working properly before you allow buyers to enter your home. The last thing a buyer wants to do is flip a switch and find out a light does not immediately come on.
- Curb appealing is one of the most important parts of preparing your home to be sold. An great looking exterior attractions more buyers, so be sure to have outdoor lighting fixtures that light up the outside of your home well and are attractive. If the front of your home is set back from the curve, you can create a dramatic effect with pathway lights that lead to the front door.
- Task lighting may not be essential in many areas of your home when you are trying to make the house appealing for buyers, but it is of utmost importance in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your bathroom mirror has appropriate lighting around it and include LED lighting under and inside your kitchen cabinets.
- One of the first things new buyers look for is the amount of natural light in your home. Show it off by opening the curtains and letting in as much light as possible.
If you want to improve the chances of selling your home, take lighting into consideration. It plays a vital role and the right lighting can make all the difference.