How can you see a home in the dark?

Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

An interesting trend with feedback from buyers inspired the owner of a listing to make changes. Every buyer who saw the home after dark, mentioned on how dark the area in front of the home was. The Seller searched for a way to light the area. Over and over he was told post lights would make a big difference. There was old light posts, they long did not work as the power had been cut to them long ago. The cost to rewire was huge though.


We discussed Solar LED Light fixtures that just screw on the top of the poles replacing those non working lights. It came with a kit to adapt to mounting on a home or on a deck rail. He bought four of them. A couple of nights later, it looked like a different home. 


I purchased one for my home earlier during winter. A tree branch laden with ice took mine out. The biggest surprise for me was my electric bill was $40 less a month. It payed for itself in 2 months. 



As far as my new listing, it is light and bright now. We got an offer over the weekend and should have it under contract once we get the buyers pre qual letter Monday.



The MOST IMPORTANT message is to share with every consumer that my philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.



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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 32 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 




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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Scott. Easy today to solve outdoor lighting issues without spending a fortune. Just do it!

Mar 05, 2018 05:33 AM #1
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I saw one at a home listing and could not believe how bright it was. SO i bought one and love it as it looks good, lights my whole walk and saves me $40 bucks every month Wayne Martin, Solar is coming a long way with new technology 

Mar 05, 2018 05:59 AM #2
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Scott Godzyk 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day.

Mar 05, 2018 06:37 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Scott Godzyk you do go above and beyond when it comes to providing "solutions".... well beyond simple literally solve their problems yourself...

Mar 05, 2018 06:40 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is a great idea to share. I need to do some exploring for our home.

Mar 05, 2018 11:16 AM #5
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Nothing like shedding a little light of the subject my friend. Good job by the seller for listening to feedback. I need to get a few lights for the front of my house as well.

Mar 05, 2018 12:49 PM #6
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I never could figure out why so many home owners live in the dark both inside and outside their homes, Scott. It's one of my pet peeves. The minute it gets dusky all my exterior lights come on.

Mar 05, 2018 02:10 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Light inside and outside a home being marketed can make all the difference in the world!

Mar 05, 2018 04:36 PM #8
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Scott,
I usually tried to avoid after dark showings but having good lighting is important. 

Mar 05, 2018 06:17 PM #9
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Isn't it something how people learn to live without something as simple as an outside light fixtures until somebody else notices and shines a light on the subject? Scott Godzyk  - You really do care and made a sale!

Congratulations on a very BRIGHT idea!!!

Mar 05, 2018 08:18 PM #10
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the great tip. I hope others will read this post and too

Mar 06, 2018 01:55 AM #11
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Scott.

Such a simple solution, I wonder why the owner didn't think of it. I'm sure the owner will sing your praises, thus making the phone ring 

Mar 06, 2018 02:01 AM #12
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Lighting is important when it comes to showing a home.  At least the days are getting longer.

Mar 06, 2018 03:13 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Perfect answer to the problem, Scott.  I need to look for a place to add one or two at my house.

Mar 06, 2018 07:15 PM #14
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thanks for sharing this. 

Mar 07, 2018 04:15 AM #15
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