NiteLites Outdoor Lighting National Franchise Provides Top Strategies for Effectively Staging the Outside Areas of a Home
- On August 18, 2016
A home is one of the largest investments most people make. With the price of the home, home improvements, ongoing maintenance to the property, and landscaping, a homeowner has made an investment that has created a place of comfort as well as an investment that is expected to yield a handsome return when sold. So when the time comes to sell the home, how does the homeowner improve the chances of realizing a good return on investment in a timely manner? NiteLites, a popular franchise business throughout the United States, offers some effective steps to greatly increase the odds of a home selling quickly and for the desired price.
The first step a homeowner should take is to look at the property from the same viewpoint that a prospective buyer would see it on their first approach. Drive into the driveway being particularly observant to the details. Is the property impressive? Does it provide a good first impression? Are the colors fresh? Are the gardens trimmed and weed free? Is the lawn neatly cut and trimmed? Are the best features of the house and property highlighted (a service that the popular franchise excels at). What can be done to upgrade the first impression?
Secondly, stand by the front door and look around. Are you impressed with what you see? The prospective buyer will look at the same thing while waiting for the door to be answered. Are there well defined flower gardens and a well trimmed lawn? Or are there dead flowers, a weed-riddled lawn, intrusive bushes and trees?
What about the back yard? While not a part of the first impression, many buyers look to the back yard as their personal retreat. Are fences a part of the property? What do they look like? Do they need to be painted, repaired, or removed? When touring the outside of the property, the prospective buyer will be calculating the amount of money and effort it will take to accomplish this maintenance.
As in anything, first impressions are very important in real estate. They are important to the buyer, the real estate agent, and the appraisers. There are a number of actions that can be taken that will greatly improve the impressions that these people have. In fact, studies have shown that attractive landscaping can increase the value of a home by as much as 11%. How much is invested to upgrading the landscaping is a personal choice. But there are a few simple improvements, according to the outdoor lighting franchise, that can be addressed that will help sell the property while boosting the price enough to warrant the work.
If an area of the property is overrun with weeds, get rid of the weeds. Use a weed eater to cut them, or a tiller to plow them. This will provide a neater look to the area, and the property in general.
Trim or remove unsightly trees. Trees that intrude on useful property areas or diseased trees downgrade the overall appearance of the property. Also consider trees that have grown too tall, or are too close to the house. Make sure that tree roots do not damage the foundation, and leaves do not clog the gutters.
Add trees that provide color but do not grow too tall, and can be featured by the popular franchise products and services. Flowering or fruit trees are excellent choices that meet these criteria. Plant flowers and shrubs that have a long bloom life and will spread out rather than up. Planting a variety of flowers that bloom at different times of the summer will ensure an array of colors throughout the growing season. These simple fixes will help the property owner to answer to the questions raised in the steps mentioned above concerning the impression of the property.
Finally, add a NiteLites outdoor architectural and landscape lighting system. Architectural and landscape lighting complete the homeowner vision. By highlighting key areas of the house and its landscaping, the impression of a well kept property that is both safe and secure is reinforced. The curb appeal provided by a lighting system satisfies the need to provide a good first impression for any prospective buyer.
This national lighting franchise has operating locations in the following cities Aiken 29801, Arlington 60004, Asheville 28802, Atlanta 30269, Augusta 30904, Avon 46123, Bradenton 34209, Bernardsville 07924, Brentwood 37027, Bridgewater 08807, Branchburg 08876, Boca Raton 33433, Bonita Springs 34135, Carmel 46033, Central New Jersey 08857, Cape Coral 33914, Centerville 45458, Charleston 29412, Charlotte 28269, Chicago 60614, Chicagoland 60004, Cincinnati 45243, Clearwater 33755, Columbia 29212, Columbus 43230, Covington 41011, East Brunswick 08816, Dayton 45423, Delaware 19087, Devon 19333, Dublin 43017, Fort Myers 33908, Fort Lauderdale 33326, Franklin 37064, Granville 43023, Greenville 29601, Hilliard 43026 , Houston 77095, Indianapolis 46032, Jacksonville 33256, Jacksonville Beach 32240, Jupiter 33458, Katy 77450, Landenberg 19350, Lima 45805, Livingston 27391, Lynchburg 24083, Madison, Maryland, Matthews 28105, Middle Tennessee 37075, Millburn 07041, Morristown 07962, Mt. Pleasant 29464, Myrtle Beach 29597, Naples 34109, Nashville 37221, Newport, New Providence 07974, North Augusta 29841, Northern Kentucky, Northern Virginia, Novi 48377 , Oxford 45056, Poway 92064, Philadelphia 19118, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082, Roanoke 24018, Sanibel 33957, Sarasota 34243, Southeast Michigan 48380, Spartanburg 29304, Springboro 45066, St. Augustine 32080, St. Louis 63005, St. Petersburg 33715, Toledo 43699, Tampa 33647, Valrico 33594, Venice 34293, Wayne 19087, West Chester 19382, Wilmington 19808, Washington, DC, Watchung 08089, West Caldwell 07006, West Orange 07052, Westerville 43081, and West Palm Beach 33414. .
For more information or to schedule a lighting consultation, visit their web site at www.nitelites.com or call 1-866-NITELITES (648-3548).
NiteLites was recently recognized by Franchise Times as the 7th fastest growing franchise organization, and by the Franchise Business Review as one of the top 50 franchise organizations. These franchise awards coupled with the growing trend for Americans to purchase outdoor lighting systems, has led NiteLites Franchise Systems, Inc. to expanding operations in selected regions of the United States. Mr. Thomas A. Frederick, President and CEO, explained that people who are considering owning their own business should take a close look at the product, service, product research, training, and a solid business plan offered by the NiteLites Franchise. For more information on this popular outdoor lighting home based, home services, B2B franchise, call Mr. Frederick at 1-866-648-3548 or visit the franchise opportunity page at www.nitelites.com/franchise-information/become-a-nitelites-franchise-owner/.
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