Selling Your Home In South Central WI? Staging tip; Buyers Can Be Scared Of The Dark!

Real Estate Agent with First Weber Group WI 75667-94


Selling Your Home In South Central WI? 

Staging tip;

Buyers Can Be Scared Of The Dark!

Yep, that's right!  Buyer's can be afraid of the dark!  So what do you do with a dark area?  Especially when the budget doesn't allow for more electrical to be run to lighten and brighten? 

Here's what I did;

This may not make any sense at all but I actually painted this hallway darker than the paint that was currently in there! 

With the very pale color on the wall and the off white trim-work,
the beautiful original trims used throughout were lost and blended right in. 

But even with the darker color on the walls AND with replacing the carpet with a darker tone as well, I was able to lighten and brighten this hallway with one simple trick!

Mirrors reflect light and can brighten a dark corner, wall or hallway!

Selling Your Home In South Central WI? 

Staging tip;

Buyers Can Be Scared Of The Dark!

And for all your Real Estate Needs, Call;

Laura S. Baker
(920) 728-4118


Realtor, First Weber Group

President & Property Stylist,
Ready? Set,...Sell!  Home Staging & ReDesign


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Laura S. Baker
(920) 728-4118



Realtor, First Weber Group
(920) 728-4118


Laura Baker is a Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the South Central Wisconsin area; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice.

To find all available homes for sale

in the South Central Wisconsin, please visit

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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Laura, you got that right...bright, cheery, clean....I always tell my sellers to think about replacing the lighting in the dark rooms

Apr 03, 2012 07:53 AM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

The old mirror trick.............I use it all the time!

Apr 03, 2012 08:03 AM #2
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Very interesting, Laura - I'm amazed at the difference a little paint and carpet made.  Great idea for home staging and selling in Central WI or any where. 

Apr 03, 2012 12:57 PM #3
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Very clever with the mirror, Laura. Make the lights shine brighter by allowing them to reflect

Apr 03, 2012 07:54 PM #4
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer
Laura. Thank you for this post. I was so surprised that going darker made it lighter. I like how the trim really pops now.
Apr 04, 2012 03:24 AM #5
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

You are such a clever person Laura.  Going darker surprised me also.

Apr 04, 2012 03:51 AM #6
Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group

What, you don't like brass with only 1 60 watt bulb Kristin?  ;-).

Sir Rog, what I would give to work with you for just one job!  Oh what I would learn!!!

Julie, I was amazed how fast this house had an accepted offer!  Less than a week and it was all over!!! 

It's amazing just how much light is reflected by a well placed mirror Ed

Thanks Zinger!  That dull pale color just wasn't cutting it.  :)

Conrad, I am just full of surprises!  LOL!

Apr 04, 2012 06:58 PM #7
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