Are you getting what you are paying for?

Lately, I've been spending more time on the MLS and checking out new homes coming on the market (mostly checking on the comps for houses in our area) as well as looking at what agents are doing to market their properties from a photographic perspective.

Are agents gravitating more toward the natural light look or the additionally lit look? Are they looking for more of a minimalist feel or the "lived in" feel? Do they care if there are personal effects in the photos or are they looking for a clean look? 

These are things we look at to improve our photography and better tailor our work to our client's needs.

There is one thing that always bothers us when looking at professional real estate photography - the bathroom mirror!!  

In agent photography, there are many cameras or flashes in the mirror and there are two reasons for it - 1) most agents are not trained in Photoshop to get the camera out; and 2) agents are busy - too busy to worry about the camera being in the mirror.  Those are reasons that we, as real estate photographers, get paid to worry about.

It's very hard to see that agents are paying for photos such as these:

When what you should be receiving is this:

One of the things our clients are paying for when they hire Photo-tecture to shoot a listing is to make our clients look good by the photos they get for their listing.  We work hard to make each photo look the way it is if you were standing right there.

So remember, when you are looking at your photos, do those photos represent you, your business and your listing accurately? Are you getting what you are paying for? 

Cute & Cozy Reno Home

We recently photographed a cute Reno home that, if we didn't have one already, we would consider buying as a perfect starter home.  It has a modern feel to it while still maintaining its warmth and charm - plus it's in a great in-town location!!  Where was this house when we were looking?!?

This property is listed with Amanda Alfaro with Ferrari-Lund Real Estate

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If you're going to live in Downtown Reno, where better?

Upon arriving to the 14th floor of The Palladio, we were greeted with an amazing view of downtown living.  Towering over the hustle and bustle of downtown Reno, it makes this modern living space even more inviting.  What is even more amazing is the view of the majestic landscape which makes the Reno/Sparks area such a wonderful place to live.

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Quite possibly the most amazing view of Reno

We recently photographed a property that we have been trying to get on the calendar since November.  This property has gorgeous views of almost the entirety of the Reno/Sparks area and the weather just had not been cooperating for the last two months.

Finally with a break in the weather, we were able to get this property shot - and it was definitely worth the wait.  And no matter what time of day, the views from this property were astonishing!!

This property is currently be listed by Caren Christen with Chase International.

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