Saturday, October 24, 2015

Professional Photographer brings great benefits to real estate listings

From redfin.com

What Professional Listing Photographers Brings to the Table.

According to a 2010 Redfin study (redfin.com), homes that are professionally photographed sell for at least $934 and as much as $18,819 more than homes photographed by an amateur. The study also shows that homes photographed by a professional garner 61 percent more online views.

The key to getting these results is in creating inspiration, according to real estate photographer Jay Groccia. Effective marketing photos are inspirational. If homebuyers perusing the Internet get inspired by a photo, “they’ll click through to the agent’s website. If they don’t, they click “back” to view the next result in the search list,” Groccia explains.
“That was it – right there – that was your opportunity to grab that buyer’s attention, and if they clicked back, you’ve lost them forever,” he cautions.

“But I Own a Really Good Camera … “

Many agents fancy themselves photographers merely because they bought a high-end camera and taught themselves how to use it. There is an art, however, to good photography. The skilled professional knows how to use composition, color and lighting to make a photo more appealing. Owning a great camera makes one no more a professional photographer than owning a Wolf range makes one a professional chef.
To illustrate this further, real estate photographer John Becker tells a story about a blues fan who attended a B.B. King concert and was able to meet him in person after the show.
“Backstage, he thanked Mr. King and said, ‘I’ve always admired that particular guitar – it sounds so good!’ Mr. King’s response was to take the guitar off his shoulder, lay it on a table, and ask, ‘How does it sound now?’”
How Much do Professional Listing Photographers Cost?
In an online real estate forum, the question of whether to use a professional photographer for listing photos was met mainly with the lament that photographers “cost too much.”
Although we can’t find a study on the average fees that a real estate photographer charges, we do know that they vary across the country, with photographers in New York being the priciest.

Hiring a professional listing photographer costs 0.09% of the median U.S. home price.

Photographers who hang out at Digital Photography Review claim that $300 to photograph the whole house – interior and exterior – is the going rate. A photographer in Montana offers a menu of options in different price ranges according to the home’s square footage. His prices start at $125 and top out at $300.
Let’s assume that you’re an average agent, working in an average market where the median sales price is the same as the national median, about $222,275, and you take one of those average listings.
If you spend just 1/10 of 1 percent of the list price to advertise the home, it would cost you $222.
Considering your commission will be $6,668 and change, $222 seems paltry, doesn’t it? Kick down just a bit more and you can hire a professional photographer.
The extra money spent to adequately market your listing pays off even after the sale. An additional benefit of drop-dead gorgeous photos is that you’ll be viewed as more professional and get more listings, hopefully with a higher price tag.

Be the Agent – Not the Photographer

Deep down inside agents understand that they can’t wear all the hats in their real estate practice and still adequately serve their clients – especially while simultaneously trying to grow their businesses. It’s the agents who delegate that typically move to the next level.
Even if you fancy yourself a budding photographer and have all the high-end equipment necessary, your time is better spent drumming up new listings and growing your business.

Real estate agents are hired to sell homes, not take photos.

“I used to believe that a good product sold itself,” admitted Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc.
Lots of real estate agents fall into the same trap. A good house will not sell itself without your assistance. Even in the best of markets, advertising your listings is essential. Your clients expect it and they’re paying you to do it right.
The next time you’re tempted to pull out your iPhone to snap listing photos, ask yourself this: Would Phil Knight whip out his point-and-shoot and snap random photos of a pile of athletic shoes to be used in Nike’s print advertising?
Your main objective is to “make them dream.” Jaw-dropping photos do that.

Jacob
Skyline Productions
208•277•8584
CDAAerial@gmail.com
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Professional Photographer brings great benefits to real estate listings. Skyline Productions

From redfin.com



What Professional Listing Photographers Brings to the Table


According to a 2010 Redfin study (redfin.com), homes that are professionally photographed sell for at least $934 and as much as $18,819 more than homes photographed by an amateur. The study also shows that homes photographed by a professional garner 61 percent more online views.

The key to getting these results is in creating inspiration, according to real estate photographer Jay Groccia. Effective marketing photos are inspirational. If homebuyers perusing the Internet get inspired by a photo, “they’ll click through to the agent’s website. If they don’t, they click “back” to view the next result in the search list,” Groccia explains.
That was it – right there – that was your opportunity to grab that buyer’s attention, and if they clicked back, you’ve lost them forever,” he cautions.

But I Own a Really Good Camera … “


Many agents fancy themselves photographers merely because they bought a high-end camera and taught themselves how to use it. There is an art, however, to good photography. The skilled professional knows how to use composition, color and lighting to make a photo more appealing. Owning a great camera makes one no more a professional photographer than owning a Wolf range makes one a professional chef.
To illustrate this further, real estate photographer John Becker tells a story about a blues fan who attended a B.B. King concert and was able to meet him in person after the show.
Backstage, he thanked Mr. King and said, ‘I’ve always admired that particular guitar – it sounds so good!’ Mr. King’s response was to take the guitar off his shoulder, lay it on a table, and ask, ‘How does it sound now?’”

How Much do Professional Listing Photographers Cost?

In an online real estate forum, the question of whether to use a professional photographer for listing photos was met mainly with the lament that photographers “cost too much.”
Although we can’t find a study on the average fees that a real estate photographer charges, we do know that they vary across the country, with photographers in New York being the priciest.
Hiring a professional listing photographer costs 0.09% of the median U.S. home price.
Photographers who hang out at Digital Photography Review claim that $300 to photograph the whole house – interior and exterior – is the going rate. A photographer in Montana offers a menu of options in different price ranges according to the home’s square footage. His prices start at $125 and top out at $300.
Let’s assume that you’re an average agent, working in an average market where the median sales price is the same as the national median, about $222,275, and you take one of those average listings.
If you spend just 1/10 of 1 percent of the list price to advertise the home, it would cost you $222.
Considering your commission will be $6,668 and change, $222 seems paltry, doesn’t it? Kick down just a bit more and you can hire a professional photographer.
The extra money spent to adequately market your listing pays off even after the sale. An additional benefit of drop-dead gorgeous photos is that you’ll be viewed as more professional and get more listings, hopefully with a higher price tag.

Be the Agent – Not the Photographer


Deep down inside agents understand that they can’t wear all the hats in their real estate practice and still adequately serve their clients – especially while simultaneously trying to grow their businesses. It’s the agents who delegate that typically move to the next level.
Even if you fancy yourself a budding photographer and have all the high-end equipment necessary, your time is better spent drumming up new listings and growing your business.
Real estate agents are hired to sell homes, not take photos.
I used to believe that a good product sold itself,” admitted Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc.
Lots of real estate agents fall into the same trap. A good house will not sell itself without your assistance. Even in the best of markets, advertising your listings is essential. Your clients expect it and they’re paying you to do it right.
The next time you’re tempted to pull out your iPhone to snap listing photos, ask yourself this: Would Phil Knight whip out his point-and-shoot and snap random photos of a pile of athletic shoes to be used in Nike’s print advertising?
Your main objective is to “make them dream.” Jaw-dropping photos do that.

Jacob
Skyline Productions
208•277•8584
CDAAerial@gmail.com


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Timeless barbwire fence

Timeless barbwire fence

Sometimes when wondering around whether in the city or out in the country it is the little things that catch your eye and my creative mind goes into gear of ways  to make it look different than you would normally look at it.  Here it was a barbwire fence during a light rain with a water drop hanging on one barb.



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Evidence • Book Cover mock-up • portrait photography

Portrait Photography fun turned into a book cover

   At times I get to take random pictures no fancy flash or light just raw light on-board camera flash and get what I get.  
   Here Model Monica Milem Poses on the pebble beach of Lake Coeur d'Alene for a portrait with the Lake and Tubbs Hill for landscape.
   I took the first image then added in the spaceship.  Then created an old effect and added text for a book cover with the results being a book cover mock-up indicating aliens are here.









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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Watchers, Book Cover Mock-up

Watchers

Book Cover Mock-up

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography

Another portrait photography shoot where I used a fun picture to create this book cover mock-up.





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Friday, April 10, 2015

Out of the Fire Volume I, II and III Book Cover Mock-Up

Out of the Fire Volume I, II and III 

Book Cover Mock-Up

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography


Out of the Fire series book cover mock up










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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Portal, Gateway to the Heavens • Book Cover Mock-Up • portrait photography, event photography, creative photography


Portal, Gateway to the Heavens 

Book Cover Mock-Up

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography

Night portrait photography with rock turned into a portal control with Photoshop




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Monday, April 6, 2015

Reflections • Book Cover Mock-up • portrait photography, event photography, creative photography

Reflections

Book Cover Mock-up 

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography


Creating the illusion of nudity and vulnerability to create this book cover mock-up







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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Darkness Within and Darkness Within Demon Hunter • Book Cover Mock-up

Darkness Within and Darkness Within Demon Hunter 

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography


Did some portrait photography and did some fun shots afterward that I made these book cover mock-ups with.



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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Little Fog on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Little Fog on Lake Coeur d'Alene

portrait photography, event photography, creative photography


This year the end of winter had more fog than normal.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Woman From Venus book cover mock-up • Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography

Woman From Venus

Book Cover Mock-Up
Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography

This portrait was taken during a "Killer Red Riding Hood" Photography TFP shoot.  The gun is a toy Nerf type gun.  Couldn't resist turning this photograph into this book cover idea.




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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jaymie Portrait Photography Shoot on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Jaymie Portrait Photography Shoot on Lake Coeur d'Alene


Portrait Photography and Creative Photography Photo-shoot


Quick portrait photography session on Lake Coeur d'Alene by the roots of a tree.








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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Undiscovered; The Way Home. Book cover mock-up. Portrait Photography, Event Photography and Creative Photography

Undiscovered; The Way Home


Book cover mock-up.  Portrait Photography, Event Photography and Creative Photography


Another book cover idea doing some quick portrait photography down by the lake.







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Monday, March 23, 2015

Dysphoria Transcended book cover mock-up, Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography

Dysphoria Transcended book cover mock-up


Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography


Playing around on a walk along the beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene I took some different mood portrait photography pictures and used one for this mock-up.  Was using natural light and on camera flash for a little fill.







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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Violin pictures, Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography

Violin

Portrait Photography, Event Photography, Creative Photography


After doing a portrait photography shoot I took some pictures of the violin used just to see what I could see.






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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Case of the Violin Book Cover Mock-Up. Portrait, Event and Creative Photography

Case of the Violin

Book Cover Mock-Up

Portrait, Event and Creative Photography


Had the Violin for another portrait photography shoot and took some pictures of it afterwards.










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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Game, Book Cover Mock-Up, Portrait Photography, Event Photography and Creative Photography

The Game, Book Cover Mock-Up


Book Cover Mock-Up

Portrait Photography, Event Photography and Creative Photography


Another picture whit the chess set in it and a revolver with shells to create a kind of detective feel.






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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Think Tank: Book Cover Mock-up and idea Portrait Photography, Event Photography and Creative Photography

Think Tank: Book Cover Mock-up and idea

Chess set Book Cover Mock-up


Chess pieces from Zambia Africa many years ago.  The board was custom made back in the 1960's.
I liked the chess pieces being creative and different.  The wooden board was lighter than the board that came with the chess pieces and I felt helped bring out the pieces.





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Cover Mock-up: Hearts Dream Vintage photography, Portrait Photography Event Photography

Book Cover Mock-up: Hearts Dream

Vintage photography, Portrait Photography Event Photography

Model: Amy Sherman
Book Cover ideas for 1900's styling covering romance, vintage and music.



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