Brighter is Better (In Morrow County Real Estate)
I always tell my sellers to make sure when my office calls to schedule a showing by an agent, to please make sure that all the lights in the house are turned on. I realize that since they're going to work at 7:30 in the morning and the showing may not be scheduled until 3pm, that yes, these lights will be on all day long and this will increase the electric bill, but it's well worth the added expense to not lose a buyer because of poor lighting.
Sometimes I walk into a home that is basically attractive, yet it communicates the feeling that something is lacking. Then we see that all of the drapes are closed, interior lights are off and there is a lot of overgrown shrubbery blocking the sunlight that might otherwise pour through the windows.
A dark house is not as appealing to most buyers as one that is flooded with light. As a part of your preparations to market your home, try to maximize the light in your home.
Make sure that all the windows are clean and the drapes are open when the house is being shown. A fresh coat of light paint can do a lot to brighten up the interior. If your house has very dark paneling, and you do not wish to repaint the walls, you may want to consider adding additional lamps. Your real estate agent may be able to provide other simple and cost-effective ideas about how to maximize your home's appeal.
Listen to your real estate professional and take his/her advice. You hired them to sell your home and they have the experience and the know how and are asking for you to partner with them to get your home sold.