When selling your home, sometimes it’s the little impressions that matter to home buyers. 1,000 real estate professionals conducted a survey in 2020 by HomeLight – which is a real estate referral company, it was noted that 45% of respondents said a home with outdated light fixtures can be a big turnoff to potential home buyers. Even though switching out a light fixture is quite simple, compared to let’s say, remodeling a kitchen. In this market, buyers are willing to pay a premium, but they want more a move-in ready home.
With that being said, here are a few ways to set your home up for success with homebuyers:
- Update light fixtures to more modern lighting. Did I even need to say this (again)?
- Switch out any burnt out bulbs. This is true for especially where there is only one bulb, I’ve had buyers question whether is was a burnt out bulb or if it was something to do with the electrical – home buyers get nervous. And no, not just the first timer home buyers either!
- If there is no over head lights for a room, add in a lamp or two. Not all showings are in sunshine weather. Dark houses turn of home buyers!