Whether you are an agent representing a client or are a home owner wanting quality pictures of your home in preparation to sell here are some hints and tips you might find useful.

 

 

Whether you are an agent representing a seller of a used home or a builder of a new home you will want quality images that represent the home at it’s very best. Let’s start with the outside. As shown in this picture an elevated view makes all the difference than that standard street level photo. This picture was taken at just 20′, lower than a street lamp yet it gives a very pleasing and attractive view of the house.

 A great way to start showcasing your listing is that first impression but there’s more as you can see in the lower image. The advantage of a small drone is that i can fly over the house and take pictures showing the rear of the property and any features that it may have including any nearby parks or schools (note park across from this particular property). An elevated perspective gives a unique view that you just cant replicate from traditional ground based photography.

Somethings need to be photographed from the ground like a water feature for example or a cozy BBQ corner, hot tub etc but for a general overall view of the property I think you will agree that the elevated view is a winner.

 

 

Let’s move indoors to a friend of mine who is selling his home and allowed me to share with you some of the photographs I took. This is Shane Pocock’s home of Stranville Living. As I walk you through the home I’ll also give you some tips on preparing the home prior to me coming over for the photo shoot. The very first thing you will notice is that the home is spotless, completely de-cluttered, and very welcoming and that the potential buyers will imagine living in the home.

 

 

Oh, did you spot my mistake? Yep, I left my bright runners by the front closet. Sure I could have cloned them out but I like to see if you were looking :).

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to pay attention to details. I didn’t catch it at first but i did after i took the shot. Do you see it? One of the light bulbs over the sink is burnt out. It’s not a big deal and just an oversight but still you want to present the home in the “best light”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some addition tips that I recommend to my customers on the day of the photo shoot:
Empty all garbages
Close all toilet lids
Make sure bathtubs/showers/sinks are clean!
Clean & clear the kitchen area of all dishes (you’d be surprised!).

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing is below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing
Aerials $120
Interior $199
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