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Making Your Chico Home More Sellable: Brighter is Better

October 28, 2008

Have you ever walked into a house that feels like you are stepping into a dimply lit dungeon?  No, I'm not talking about a festively decorated Halloween house.  I'm talking about a house with drawn curtains, dim lighting, excessive amounts of dark colors, and overgrown shrubbery blocking any last hope at light.  You don't want this to be your house during a showing.

It might seem like a small thing, letting in the light, but when prospective buyers are walking through it's not.  A dark house is not appealing to most buyers.  Most people prefer homes flooded with light, especially and great sources of natural light.  So in order to make sure your house is the "brightest" choice, follow these simple steps before any open house or showing of your home:

  • Clean all windows inside and out
  • Open all of the drapes and blinds in your house
  • Turn on all lighting in the house
  • Do any necessary pruning as to not block any windows
  • If the walls are painted a dark color, consider brightening them up with a bright and popular shade-just make sure to make it something that appeals to the masses

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Comment balloon 1 commentRyan Vaught • October 28 2008 05:24PM


Great tips Ryan.  Have a great week!

Posted by Richard Ives over 11 years ago