Tag: photos

The Difference Real Estate Photography Makes

This is a tale of two homes; or, more specifically, the commercial brokers. I’ve written about how great real estate photography can make the difference in the way a home is presented when it’s for sale – I firmly believe it’s a crucial component to the process of selling your home. In fact, starting in 2009 I was the first real estate agent in the New River Valley to use a professional photographer on all of my listings, and Nest Realty believes so much in professional real estate photography that we use it on every home we list – including foreclosures. Sean Shannon …

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How To Sell A Home This Fall Or Winter

Like it or not, the season here in the New River Valley is getting ready to change from summer to fall, and then winter. Like death and taxes, the seasons here in Blacksburg are guaranteed. While it’s hard to think about winter when it’s bright and sunny outside, humor me. It’s likely your house looks so much better with green grass, full leaves on the trees, and colorful flowers in the flower beds, than it does with gray cloudy skies, scraggly trees, and patches of snow on the ground. If you’re expecting to sell this fall or winter, go ahead …

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Get Your Photos Before The Weather Turns

This is a repost from August of 2012 … Like it or not, the season here in the New River Valley is getting ready to change from summer to fall, and then winter. Like death and taxes, the seasons here in Blacksburg are guaranteed. While it’s hard to think about winter when it’s nearly 90 degrees outside, try. It’s likely your house looks much better with green grass, full leaves, and colorful flowers than it does with gray cloudy skies, scraggly trees, and patches of snow on the ground … maybe I’m wrong, maybe your house is different, but I …

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Perspective Is Everything

This was sent to me by two separate people today – including our real estate photographer – with the caption “perspective is everything”. Reminds me of how people talk about how photos of houses can be deceiving – “wow, no wonder they didn’t show that whole room – it’s missing the floor!”. You can see the image here, as well.

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Selling A Home This Fall Or Winter? Take Your Photos Now.

Like it or not, the season here in the New River Valley is getting ready to change from summer to fall, and then winter. Like death and taxes, the seasons here in Blacksburg are guaranteed. While it’s hard to think about winter when it’s nearly 90 degrees outside, try. It’s likely your house looks much better with green grass, full leaves, and colorful flowers than it does with gray cloudy skies, scraggly trees, and patches of snow on the ground … maybe I’m wrong, maybe your house is different, but I doubt it … the vast majority of homes fall …

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When Selling Your Home, GREAT Photos Matter

Several months ago, I started hiring Sean Shannon Photography to take high-quality photos of the real estate properties.  I was finding that while my camera certainly takes good photos, it couldn’t show the house off quite as well as a professional could.  I talked with Sean about my problem, and he immediately showed me what I was missing. Now, my properties stand out.  They pop.  And they turn heads.  I use Sean’s photos everywhere I run an ad, and everyone comments on how they look.  I don’t have a Before and After for you, but look at some of the …

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A New Look For NRVLiving Real Estate Listings

I’m working on a new program for listing real estate here in the New River Valley, and Phase I of the program is now ready!  I’m really excited to share this, as I think it’s going to make listings stand out even more. The idea is pretty simple, and one that I am not ashamed to say that I copied from The Bloodhounds, as well as Mariana and Jim.  Real estate signs traditionally all look the same, and too often are used as reasons to call the agent to find out anything of value about the house.  Sure, we can say …

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