I can’t tell you how many times I have convinced homeowners to change out the “builder grade” light fixtures for more stylish and up to date lighting. It makes a huge difference for not alot of money when getting your house ready to sell.
Get rid of those cheap chrome bathroom fixtures with the bare bulbs and install a more attractive fixture for an instant improvement. Those outdoor light fixtures that used to be shiny brass years ago but now look tarnished and dull have to be replaced to give your curb appeal a boost too. It’s important to keep the size of the outdoor light fixture in mind when replacing them. Don’t go too small if you have a grand entry or it will look like a dollhouse light fixture.
If you have some old lamps that need help, a new lampshade in a more updated shape and some spray paint can transform a tired lamp and give it new life. Check Target or Home Goods for reasonably priced lamp shades. Remember proportion of a shade to the lamp base is important and harp size can make a difference too. Always bring the lamp base with you when shopping for a new shade.
Hope this helps shine some light on a simple fix for getting your house in shape to sell!