Posts Tagged ‘light’

Open Sesame!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Blinds should be open or up altogether for showings. Most people like light.

As for drapes, if you have an old house and they’ve been there for decades, remove them.  Otherwise, keep them as open and clean as possible.

-excerpt from Show Well, Sell Well Book

Here’s a Trick That’s a Treat

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Want an easy way to add some light to a room?
Remove your window screens.
This is a common thing builders do in new model homes.
It makes a noticeable difference.

Just make sure you tell the buyer where your screens are stored before closing.

Light In; Everything Else Out!

Monday, September 15th, 2014

What’s wrong with this picture?


If you haven’t noticed, it’s the dead roach in the skylight!

When prospective buyers are looking at your home they are looking everywhere – down, around and up.  It’s important to keep skylights clean and clear of any debris or  stains.  Otherwise, buyers get concerned about it.

If you’ve had a roof leak, (which is common) get it repaired and painted back to its original condition.  When buyers look up and see a brown stain on a ceiling, they assume it is a current leak.  Don’t let them think that!

Last note, get the right person for the repair job. If your roof is leaking, get a licensed roofing contractor. If you have a dead bug or other debris in your skylight, you can probably do it yourself or get a good handyman to clean it out.