FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I shoot a home with an iPhone?

You can, and many people do. And, under right circumstances, your iPhone can produce an acceptable image, but it will be severely limited in scope and lighting. To shoot an entire home, inside and out, and capture color range, details or special angles requires a robust professional camera with specialized wide-angle lens and expertise in shooting techniques like flash/fusion. 

 

Can you Photoshop out that crack in the wall of my client’s property?

I sure can. But I won’t. For obvious legal and ethical reasons I cannot and will not use photography to erase a permanent physical feature of the property, including outside items like a telephone pole. Buyers expect photography of the home and the actual home to match. Misrepresentation is a slippery slope. Your brokerage manager or the local real estate association are excellent sources for guidelines, if you have questions.

 

How do I get my photos?

Your high resolution photos will be delivered electronically via Google Drive. We offer at least 25-35 photos for each shoot depend on the size of you property, you will often receive more than 50 photos for larger property. Typically, you will receive photos in 48 hours.

How should we prepare the home for the shoot?

At a minimum, the house should look clean and organized. De-cluttering mantles and counter tops of personal items go a long way to making a home look open and inviting. Smaller things like removing visible garbage cans can also make the house look cleaner. Bright, artificially colored packaging, like on cereal boxes and shampoo bottles are also very distracting to the eye. Perhaps most important, check to ensure every (and I mean EVERY) light fixture in the home turns on with a working light bulb. It can make a huge difference. The following is a basic guideline to prepare a home for photography:

Interior

  • Turn on all interior lights

  • De-clutter or organize mantles, shelves and tabletops

  • Remove or minimize personal item, frame

  • Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas

  • Make all beds and tidy bathrooms

  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight

 

Exterior

  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and from in front of the house

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers Mow and rake yard

  • Move garbage cans out of sight

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios