As is the case in any photography, in real estate photography and while your home is being shown in any fashion, lighting is one of the key elements to how your home shows. Bright rooms give the impression of clean and cheery, and dark is depressing and grungy. In general people are in better moods on a nice bright day rather than a dark rainy day, and the same goes for light relating to the look of your home. When potential buyers are looking at your home either online through photos or in person, they're naturally going to have a much better impression of your home if it is shown in a bright, cheery, and clean way.
There are two main ways to make sure your home has the right lighting through the eyes of home buyers. Change all of your bulbs to 60 watts or brighter, with a few exceptions such as chandeliers of course, and make sure your agent takes the proper photos. So many use automatic camera settings which often expose for the outdoors and makes the rooms look much darker than they should. A bright home will attract more interest, will show more value, and will bring you an offer sooner and at a higher price than a dimly lit home would. I make sure all of my clients are aware of this and help them fix, tweak, or stage their home to correct it if need be. Giving all of the right suggestions and advice is part of the job I promise to do for the good clients I work with.
Since I'm a big believer that photos and video are now a big part of showcasing homes in their best light, I figured I would post a photo a day, give or take.