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Is your "professional" real estate photographer REALLY a professional? - 01/31/09 08:58 AM
How important to you are great photographic images for marketing your listings? Are ‘okay', somewhat blurred or dark images acceptable to you? Would you like to have better images of your real estate listing? Over the past few years we have seen dramatic changes that the digital age has brought to the Real Estate industry. With this recent technology, a real estate listing can be photographed, images transferred to a web page on the internet, and flyers printed all within hours. Sadly, we have also seen a rise of people "claiming" to offer professional photography, however when you get your images back, (3 comments)
It is crucial these days to save as much money as you can, but at the same time you want to offer your clients the best when it comes to marketing and eventually selling their homes. You also want to get top dollar because that will benefit everyone involved in the selling process. Showhomes Orange County is now offering their staging services at 50% off when you stage with a home manager! Some restrictions apply, so be sure to review the ad below.
Showhomes is America's largest home staging company and helps homeowners and their Realtors sell their vacant listings for TOP DOLLAR. They are continually making headlines as being a front runner among companies that are still helping people sell homes (for a profit!) in this market. Check them out at: www.showhomesminneapolis.com (0 comments)
I'll be in New Orleans on Wednesday, 01.28.2009. ***REDUCED RATES*** on photography services - 01/20/09 01:25 PM
Avera Design is one of the Gulf Coast's only affordable, "immersive" 360° virtual tour providers. We offer innovative solutions to the real estate marketing needs of our clients. For one day only, we will be reducing the cost of a standar 4 scene tour from 119.00 to 89.00. These virtual tours are posted to national sites like Realtor.com, Homes.com and Homeseekers.com. We also provide a MLS ready link to be uploaded to your web site or MLS system. Our still photography rates have been permanently reduced from 65.00 to 45.00 PER PROPERY! These are professionally shot images that you will retain all (0 comments)
We are offering NEW SERVICES - 01/19/09 11:16 AM
As the New Year begins, we at Avera Design have changed a few things. First we have a new look. Please feel free to visit www.averadesign.com to check it out. Secondly we have added to and modified the services we offer. Please find all information below. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, PLEASE let me know.
CLICK HERE FOR A DEMO: VIDEO Thank you, James Avera (0 comments)
JOB FAIR - Showhomes Denver needs your professional skills to grow! - 01/18/09 09:49 PM
Please find below an e-campaign I recently designed for Showhomes, Americas largest home staging company. This particular office is located in Denver and they are hosting a job fair this week. If you are in Denver or the surrounding area, please sign up by clicking the link below. It will be held Wednesday January 21, 2009.
New Home Staging business in St. Petersburg FL - 01/18/09 09:03 AM
I would like to introduce you to a new, innovative home staging company in the St. Petersburg area. Showhomes, Americas largest home staging company is gearing up to "Set the stage to sell!". I currently manage all of their E-Marketing (nationwide) and below is one of their first e-flyers. Please feel free to check out their website at www.showhomesstpetersburg.com. If you would like more information regarding my services, please check out my profile or visit www.averadesign.com. Thanks, James
I'll be in New Orleans on Wednesday January 14, 2009 and will be DISCOUNTING RATES!!!! - 01/09/09 10:40 AM
For one day only I will be reducing FULL 360 degree virtual tour rates from 119.00 to 89.00 and still photography rates to 45.00 PER PROPERTY! We are now offering video tours that combine still photos with the 36o degree movie. Our rates for the video tours vary depending on the package you choose and I'd be happy to provide anyone with a breakdown. To see an example of the video tour, please visit:
360 tour visit: http://media.homestore.com/HW2ZDEYW.htm
You may also visit my website to view my entire portfolio: www.averadesign.com
THANK YOU and Happy New Year! (0 comments)
Hiring a professional photographer will benefit you TREMENDOUSLY - 01/08/09 09:05 AM
Every broker and every agent needs to know a professional real estate photographer who can deliver high-end photography at a fair price. With all of the technological advances in the industry, its a wise idea to hire someone who makes it their job to keep up with the times...so YOU DONT HAVE TO.
I've come up with a "Top 10" reasons to hire a pro:
#10 - Great images are the cornerstone of marketing real estate today. Websites, print media and online listings are ineffectual without great images! Plus, editors love using professional images prominently (3 comments)
Care about your image? Hire a graphic designer - 01/08/09 08:29 AM
First impressions are everything, especially in business. The moment you meet a prospective client, you are judged in every category: hair, make-up (for women), accessories, clothes, shoes, your handshake, the expression on your face, and your business card. Your business card is the first most important piece of information you give to your new potential client, and it says a lot about who you are as a professional businessperson. However, your logo identity and business card can either make or break that new deal with your prospective client. All to often, in order to "save a little money", people try to (2 comments)
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