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Lighting Tips for Autumn and Winter Home Selling
As we get deep into Autumn and close to Winter, the days get shorter. That poses a challenge when selling a home because a dark home doesn’t feel welcoming and visitors might think they’re not getting a thorough look when there’s no sunlight.

But even on the shortest of days, you can show off your home in the best possible light by taking these steps.

Shine the Lights Outside:
A dark house is uninviting and cold, but you can send the message that people are welcome to your home with outdoor lights. Turn on porch lights, as well as lights that illuminate your driveway, allowing visitors to safely make their way to your door. Pathway lights make it easy for guests to see and they’re visually beautiful.

Holiday Lights:
If your house is for sale, you don’t want to go overboard with holiday decorations, so skip inflatables and cartoonish decorations. Subtle lighting and a tree in the window decorated with off-white lights are more likely to set an inviting scene.

Inside the House:
Inside your home, start with warm lighting in the foyer or entryway and use lights to showcase your living room and kitchen. It’s especially important to light hallways so that people can safely navigate.

In Your Backyard:
In addition to the front of your house, your backyard should be well-lit. Potential buyers will want to see your deck, lawn, garden and/or pool. Lighting not only makes it possible for people to see these things, but there’s a safety factor—you don’t want anyone falling and hurting themselves as they tour your yard.

Even though Winter and the holiday season are approaching, the perfect buyer for your home may be out there looking right now. So be sure that your home is well lit, safe and makes people feel welcome!

Adapted from an article published by RISMedia.

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