When your home is being shown, you want prospective buyers to feel good as
soon as they step into the living room. It pays to give special attention to
maximizing the amount of light in your home because dark homes are depressing to
many people. When prospective buyers give us feedback on the homes that we show,
they often cite a light, airy feeling as a major attraction.
Begin your preparation for showing your home by cleaning the windows and
curtains thoroughly. Open the drapes and blinds to let the sunshine in. Even on
a bright day it helps to turn on some lights. If you are using shades or heavy
drapes to eliminate a less-than-perfect view, you may want to consider replacing
them with translucent curtains in a light color.