Posted on November 20, 2015 by John Bruce
Typically homeowner’s choose to list a home for sale during season which extends May through Augusts, which is considered the height of the real estate selling market.However, life is unscripted and sometimes it is necessary for homeowner’s to list their homes during the holidays. If you are selling your Kansas City home during the holidays, you’ve got to make sure you make a real splash during the evening hours since most buyers will be coming to view your property after work and daylight hours are shorter now. There is no better way to make an impact to potential buyers than by showcasing your home in its best possible light through outdoor lighting.
Selling your home during the fall and winter months can actually be a plus! For one, there are fewer houses for sale during the holidays, so your competition is greatly reduced. You also have more people frequenting your neighborhood while coming to and from holiday celebrations, so be sure your house looks well-lit and inviting to attract the attention of potential buyers. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can even light your “For Sale” sign so that buyers can clearly see and read it at night! If your home looks inviting in the evening, there is a good likelihood that a buyer will want to come back to view it during daylight hours.
If your home is listed for sale during the holidays, take advantage and make sure that it’s clearly visible from the road as buyers take just minutes to decide whether or not they want to go into your home to see it right from the driveway. Most prospective buyers will be coming after work to see your home and property, and during the holiday season the evenings come early with commuting happening in the darkest hours. Make sure your potential buyers have plenty of visibility and can see all around your home clearly and can see the perimeter of your property with ease. If you’ve got a patio, deck or water feature—you want to make sure it stands out — keep in mind that homes with outdoor lighting also fetch more at closing time than those without!
Beautiful Kansas City outdoor lighting begins with us!
According to a recent article published by Homelogic through the National Association of Realtors® outdoor lighting is named as one of the essential curb appeal elements that double down on investment and enjoyment. “Outdoor lighting consistently tops the NAHB’s list of most wanted outdoor features in its annual “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey: 41% rate it “essential;” 49% say it’s “desirable.” The article also goes onto point out the prime factors that make outdoor lighting a plus for prospective home buyers:
- Tasteful lighting paints your home at night, highlighting your other great landscaping choices and directing guests to your home’s focal point — the front door.
- It protects against slips and falls.
- It makes a property a more difficult target for intruders. That added security can reduce burglaries, and therefore claims. Some insurance companies give 5% to 15% discounts to homeowners with reduced or zero claims.
- It makes your home feel homier. Soft lighting on a wrap-around porch or just a front stoop feels warm and inviting
Just like staging the inside of your home, outdoor lighting stages the outside of your home in the evening. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City can do this for you to help draw attention to your home while it’s on the market. We can work within your budget and give you a system that ensures your home has plenty of glitz and glamour and has an alluring feel that makes potential buyers want to make an appointment to view your property. When they do, you want to be ready to dazzle them so they can see every corner of your yard, the pool, the pathways and everything else your home has to offer.
You also want buyers to be able to clearly navigate around the exterior of your property easily so that they can look at all the aspects of the yard after nightfall. If your home looks fabulous in the evening hours, then they will be excited about what it looks like during the day. If you are not home to meet your potential buyers, we will have your outdoor lighting on a timer so that it automatically goes on at dusk whether you are home or not. Every aspect of your home will be visible from the street such as your roofline, eves and all the corners. Outdoor lighting makes your home look larger at night too, so maximize on the perception of size. We will show off your front entry and add sparkle to a porch if you have one. We will play up the windows and the foliage all around your property. Even if your trees are leafless, we can elegantly show off the trunk and limbs in an ethereal manner that will beckon a buyer to look.
If you are selling looking to sell your home and you want an edge over the competition contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City today to learn how we can illuminate the exterior of your home or property to bring you a potential sale! You can reach us at (913) 859-9150 or via email at kansascity.outdoorlights.com.