We'll Leave the Light on for You! (And the heat, too)

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Home Stager with Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties

During these cold, dark winter months in the Seattle area, it is important to welcome prospective buyers to your vacant home.  The exterior lights should be on timers so they are on at dusk and off at day break. 

Interior lamps (not overhead lights) should also be on when it gets dark outside.  We suggest leaving the lamps on 24/7 or put them on timers to go on around 3 p.m. and off about 10 p.m.

Buyers will often drive by your listing prior to scheduling a tour.  If your house looks warm and inviting, a positive first impression has been made.

And remember...keep the temperature comfortable, no lower than 66 degrees.  A cold house will send buyers fleeing back to their warm car!

Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, www.sistersredesign.com

Give your listing the advantage of professional home staging.  Contact us today for a complimentary quote.

We look forward to working with you!

 

 

 

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Topic:
Home Selling
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Washington King County Richmond Beach
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VACANT HOUSE STAGING & NEW HOMES
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Susan Peters
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells
Dove Realty Inc.

Hi Diana,

I think half the goal of staging is to get the buyer to come in, sit down and experience the house.

                                               Nobody wants to experience a meat locker.

December 22, 2009 01:35 AM
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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties

Susan - You are so right about the goal of staging.  The "meat locker" comment ed me up!  My first "real job" was at Baskin & Robbins (ice cream store) when I was 15 years old.  None of us who worked there looked forward to going into the walk-in ice cream freezer.  Ah, memories!

December 22, 2009 05:39 PM
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Gary Swanson
RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc.

Great post Diana.  There's nothing worse than taking prospective buyers into a cold, dark house.

December 23, 2009 01:19 PM
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Wendy Carroll

So very, very important!  We staged a home that was freezing (prompting us to include "home must be maintained at a reasonable temperature" into our contract) and it turned out the furnace wasn't working right.  The Realtor had no idea until we asked for heat!

We go to great lengths to make sure there is pleasant, warm lighting but we fear most Realtors don't turn them on.  Oh, well, we can only try.

 

December 27, 2009 12:29 PM
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Valerie Sagheddu
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design

A cold house is never good. I try to put at least 2 lights on timers.

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