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Preparing Your Richmond Home for Sale

It’s officially spring! Families are starting to spend time outside, spring sports have started, and kids are ready for spring break. It’s also the time of year that some homeowners are looking to list their homes for sale. Most realtors request that owners do a little bit of cleanup and sprucing up to make their homes look great prior to listing the house.

When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal is incredibly important. Landscaping and outdoor lighting are two components that may help you in your quest to sell.

The greater Richmond market is blessed with gorgeous landscaping. From crepe and myrtles to ivy and azaleas, when these plants are maintained well they make a great impact, but when they are unkempt and overgrown, they can be an eyesore. If you’re looking to list your property, cleaning up the landscaping will quickly make your property look cleaner and more appealing. Trimming trees and bushes, mulching flower beds and raking leaves are just a few of the landscaping tasks you may hear from your realtor.

Architectural and landscape lighting will improve the first impression of your home as well. Some potential buyers may drive by properties after work when the sun is just starting to set. Unfortunately, they may not be able to see all of the charming details of the home and property if it’s dark out. Strategically placed lights will ensure key parts of the property aren’t lost at night.

We understand that when selling your home you may be watching what you spend on new features that you won’t be able to enjoy after the home is sold. It may not make sense to invest in an all encompassing design. If the goal is to make the home look inviting at night for potential buyers, there are a few key places to illuminate to give the welcoming look you’re going for without breaking the bank.

Entry lightingThe first aspect to pay attention to is the entrance. Lighting the front doorway and porch area focuses the eye there, inviting people inside. Façade lighting is a great way to make the space around the door pop at night.

You’ll also want to illuminate any walkways of pathways you have in the front of the home. Like the entryway, it invites the passersby onto the property and towards the home, not to mention increases the safety and security if people are looking at the home later in the day.

If you’re looking to increase the curb appeal of your home prior to listing it, please contact us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at 804.874.9985.