Taming the Sun

Jul 18, 2012 in | 0 comments

Living in the Northwest, we love, love, love the sun when it finally shines on us. And what property doesn’t look better in the sunshine? Properly exposing exterior photos in full bright sunshine, however, can be tricky but worth the effort. When photpographing in bright sunchine, be careful to hold detail in both the shadows and the highlights areas of your image.

Does Clutter Really Matter. You Be the Judge?

May 14, 2012 in | 0 comments

You’ve heard it many times before but it’s worth saying again. Decluttering a home before taking photos and putting it on the market is the least expensive and most effective tool in your arsenal. Take a look and judge for yourself.

Removing the extraneous plants and furniture allows potential buyers to focus their attention on the sunroom itself and the wonderful views beyond. It only takes a little effort and results are so worthwhile.

Let the Light In

May 8, 2012 in | 0 comments

If you live in a part of the country, like Oregon, that is “light challenged”, it’s essential to bring as much light into your home as possible. Buyer’s are always assessing the amount of light in a home and it’s the rare buyer indeed who’s isn’t looking for “light and bright”.  Two simple fixes can make a world of difference. First, wash your windows. You’d be amazed how much light is blocked by even a subtle film of dirt on a window.   Second, uncover your windows.  If you have draperies or shades on your windows, pull them up and out of the way. Buyer’s will understand they can pull the shades when they want privacy but creating a first impression of light filled rooms is invaluable.

PDX Realty Photo Launches New Service

Apr 23, 2012 in | 0 comments

For the past 6 years I’ve been quietly relishing one particular aspect of my work as a real estate broker; taking great looking listing photos that help sell homes.  And now I’ve decided to come out of the closet and share my skill and passion with other agents and home sellers.

With the exception of pricing your home correctly, nothing helps you get buyers through the front door more than great listing photos.  My previous experience in photography and design, a degree in fine art, and experience working with both sellers and buyers give me a skill set uniquely suited to creating quality listing photos. 

I’m excited to start using that expertise to help agents, developers and private home owners market their listings more effectively.

A small tax deductable investment in professional photography more than pays for itself in increased showings, a quicker sale and, most importantly, satisfied clients.