This blog post by Sharon Tara is a few years old, but it is still very relevant. The before and after photos really hammer home her point. It doesn't have to take much money to prepare a home for sale--you just need to know how to do it, (or hire a pro!).
NH Home Staging FAQ - Why Should I Replace The Light Fixtures?
One of my favorite improvements is updating light fixtures. Most sellers and agents are surprised when I suggest replacing the lights. The impact a light fixture can have on potential buyers should not be underestimated.
It's one of those subtle, subconscious messages a house sends to buyers....
dated, cheap, or worn fixtures devalue the house.
A very small investment can add tremendous perceived value and set you apart from your competition...who more than likely will not have updated their lights.
New light fixtures make a house feel cared for and well maintained.
A $49 light added sophistication to this bath.
It cost $54 to add impact to this Foyer.
It cost $40 to increase the appeal of this kitchen.
Why should you replace the light fixtures?
Because it will increase the perceived value of your house!!
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