These Photos Prove Exactly How Much Real Estate Photos Matter

These Photos Prove Exactly How Much Real Estate Photos Matter

If youve ever looked for a house or apartment online, youre probably aware that many real estate photos are really awful.

If you've ever looked for a house or apartment online, you're probably aware that many real estate photos are really awful.

And whether youre trying to find a place or youre listing a place, the experience is usually super discouraging.

And whether you're trying to find a place or you're listing a place, the experience is usually super discouraging.

But professional interiors photographerHarry Limhas been posting photos onhis blogto show that better photography makes all the difference.

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Herecently postedphotos of a house he re-photographed for the real estate listings…and it sold in eight days after being on the market for eight months.

Lim tells BuzzFeed Life that an experienced interior photographer can find the best angles and lighting for your space.

“It’s not so much the camera but knowing how to use it,” he says. “I understand what settings to use. I understand how light works and balance ambient light with supplemental flash to get a good exposure. And I understand basic composition for interiors, the cardinal rule being: keep your verticals vertical!”

He also tries to show how every room relates to the ones around it. “Does the bedroom have a private bathroom? Does the kitchen lead to a patio? Where is the dining area in relation to the kitchen?” he says.

Not sold on using a professional real estate photographer yet? Check out some more of Lims photos

1.This house seems nice and all

This house seems nice and all...

But who wouldnt prefer a house that looks like something out of a movie?

But who wouldn't prefer a house that looks like something out of a movie?

2.This pool table is probably perfectly functional

This pool table is probably perfectly functional...

But it looks way more inviting when you arent being blinded by a glare.

But it looks way more inviting when you aren't being blinded by a glare.

3.Youd probably give this bedroom a fake number if you met it in a bar

You'd probably give this bedroom a fake number if you met it in a bar...

But surprise its totally a place where youd like to wake up!

But surprise — it's totally a place where you'd like to wake up!

4.This family room is dece

This family room is dece...

But wouldnt you rather host your next gathering here?

But wouldn't you rather host your next gathering here?

5.You wouldnt hate this kitchen if it were yours

You wouldn't hate this kitchen if it were yours...

But hot damn, youd LOVE this one.

But hot damn, you'd LOVE this one.

6.This is a very respectable dining room

This is a very respectable dining room...

But this version is classy AF.

But this version is classy AF.

7.You might look at this bathroom and think,Yeah, I could totally take a pee in there.

You might look at this bathroom and think, Yeah, I could totally take a pee in there.

But this photo leaves you thinking,Golly, Id LOVE to take a pee in there!

But this photo leaves you thinking, Golly, I'd LOVE to take a pee in there!

8.Is this really the ideal backdrop for those unsolicited dick pics you keep sending me?

Is this really the ideal backdrop for those unsolicited dick pics you keep sending me?

Maybe if you had a bedroom like this, Id actually respond for once.

Maybe if you had a bedroom like this, I'd actually respond for once.

9.This pool isnt necessarily abadplace to go for a swim

This pool isn't necessarily a bad place to go for a swim...

But its nothing compared to this gorgeous oasis.

But it's nothing compared to this gorgeous oasis.

10.This one looks aight compared to a lot of real estate photos

This one looks aight compared to a lot of real estate photos...

But this one makes you feel like youre looking at a fancy hotels website.

But this one makes you feel like you're looking at a fancy hotel's website.

11.A photo like this may leave prospective tenants thinking,Yeah, I could live there.

A photo like this may leave prospective tenants thinking, Yeah, I could live there.

But making them WANT to live there is really ideal.

But making them WANT to live there is really ideal.

12.So its totally worth thinking about how youre presenting your space

So it's totally worth thinking about how you're presenting your space...

And budgeting for a real estate photographer who will help you put your homes best face forward.

And budgeting for a real estate photographer who will help you put your home's best face forward.

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