Guest post by architecture photographer Harry Lim: After Nearly 8 Months, Photos Help Sell Home in 8 Days

4/16/2015 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


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Harry Lim ( website | blog ) is an Orlando area photographer specializing in interior and architecture photography. Days ago we read his post about how important can be real state photography to sold a house in record time. We were so impressed  that we contacted with him to share his post and this is the result. Thanks Harry for your time:

See this house? It languished on the Orlando market for 224 days.

It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A new realtor took over – one who understands the importance of professional photography for his listings. I shot it on February 28 and delivered the images the next day on March 1. On March 10 he told me a buyer had made an offer. So by my calculation, I believe the contract came in sometime between March 1 and March 9. To put it another way, after almost 8 months on the market, the home was under contract within 8 days after I took new photos.

Now I can’t say the photos alone sold the home; credit must be given to the Realtor. But I have no doubt the photos helped. Take a look at some before and after shots:
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Living Room Before
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Living Room-1
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For the living room shot, my original composition was a little tighter. The realtor asked me to pull back a little to show the hallway. I took his suggestion and I like it. It opens up the room and gives you an idea of the space.
Before shot of kitchen
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Dining Before
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This is the second angle of the dining room. The first was a head on shot but this one shows the foyer and room off to the left.
Master Bed Before
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Master Bed 1
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Bathroom Before
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Bedroom 2 Before
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Bedroom 2
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Isn’t it clear how having good images can attract more potential buyers? I am always amazed how most Realtors refuse to pay for professional photos. It’s something I’ll be writing about more in a future post.





About the author: Harry Lim

I am an Orlando area photographer specializing in interior and architecture photography.
On my blog I will mostly discuss recent photoshoots and projects as well as observations and discussion in the photography industry and community.
I am as passionate about teaching and sharing what I’ve learned about photography as I am about making amazing images. I hope to offer something in this blog for photographers and non-photographers alike.

To learn more about Harry Lim and see more of his work, please visit www.harrylimphotography.com | harrylimphotoblog.com


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