Today I am starting a new series about how to make the most money for your home. Up first, I will discuss the importance of lighting.

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Today I’m excited to begin my new series on how to get the most money for your home in today's market. For this installment, I’ll discuss making your home feel bigger and brighter.


To bring in the most light possible, the first thing you should do is to have sparkling-clean windows. If buyers see fingerprints or smudges on the doors and windows during showings, this will make a poor first impression. Dirty doors and windows don’t allow for optimal lighting and can ruin an otherwise perfect view.


When you are cleaning your windows, take the time to pop out the screens and rinse them off in your driveway. They can catch a lot of dust, which can cause your home to look dimmer.


The next thing I recommend is to replace all your light bulbs so that they are consistent throughout the house. When I come into a home, I want to see the same lighting throughout the entire home.


  If potential buyers see dead light bulbs, they may think there could be other issues neglected that are more serious.



You should select light bulbs that match the light tone to your home. Here in Florida, our lighting tends to appear tan and yellow in tone, so you can compliment your home's color with soft white light bulbs. If you have a modern home with grays, whites, and solid-color countertops, look for daylight bulbs. The blue and white will make your home's gray pop.


Regardless of which type of light bulbs you need, make sure that you change all of the fixtures to have new bulbs. There is nothing worse than coming into a home to find multiple lights with dead bulbs. It looks sloppy and buyers will come in and judge the home differently. They will think that there could be other issues neglected by not fixing such a simple maintenance issue.


When a home feels big and bright, potential buyers will make big, bright offers on your home and you will get top dollar.


If you have any questions or are interested in buying or selling, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.