real estate: Marketing Luxury Real Estate - 03/05/18 08:39 AM
Marketing Luxury Real Estate
In the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, the luxury real estate market is a booming market, from McLean to Loudoun County to Clifton, this area has some of the highest priced luxury estates on the east coast. Usually defined as the top 10% of the market in your area, the actual home value for luxury properties varies widely depending on where you are in the United States. The Washington, D.C. area, being a draw for many, offers some of the most beautiful luxury homes in the country. 
Selling a luxury home requires a unique approach that differs from … (0 comments)

real estate: Why you need to add video to your photography package - 01/23/18 10:30 AM
While you may be well aware of the importance of professional photography to your real estate listings, you have another valuable tool that should be considered as a supplement to your photography: video.
When preparing to list a property, professional photography is something that has been established as a clear necessity, not just a luxury. Home buyers spend more time researching properties online than ever before and most do this research before ever contacting a realtor to look at a listing. This means that pictures that are done professionally are imperative to getting buyers into your homes. However, many real estate agents … (4 comments)

real estate: Effective Real Estate Marketing for Realtors - 01/07/18 11:58 AM
With over 1.1 million members in the National Association of Realtors, competition for real estate business is fierce. What’s a realtor to do when trying to build their business in this type of crowded marketplace? The short answer is stand out from the crowd. How do you that? Through marketing and top-notch service to your clients.
 
 
Make sure your online presence is strong
Studies show that 92% of buyers use the internet to begin their new home search. Gone are the days where clients had to call the realtor to access the MLS listing. Now anyone and everyone can log onto their computer … (0 comments)

real estate: The right Photographer for the right Job - 06/19/17 02:33 PM

 
If you were hiring a portrait painter, you would want an artist that specializes in portraits, not architectural renderings, right?
 
If you have a chronic sore throat, you would want to see a doctor that specializes in ear, nose, and throat issues, not a doctor that specializes in foot disorders.
 
If you’re looking to redo your kitchen, you’re not going to hire a carpet installation expert to manage the job.
 
In this same way, you’re not going to want to hire just any photographer to take pictures of your real estate listing. You want a photographer that has experience in real estate photography.
 
There’s a … (4 comments)

real estate: Virtual Staging and How it Can Help Sell Your Vacant Listing - 04/22/17 11:25 AM
 
Virtual Staging and How it Can Help Sell Your Vacant Listing
Presentation is everything in real estate, especially when most potential buyers check properties out online before they even consider seeing the property in person.
As realtors, we’re all familiar with staging – where a professional comes into a home, decorates and fills it with their own furniture and accessories to make the home more appealing to potential buyers. Traditional staging is a highly effective practice. However, it can be costly and time-consuming. A professional stager needs to have access to the home to move in their furniture and a sufficient amount of … (8 comments)

real estate: Community Spotlight - Montebello Condominiums - Alexandria, Virginia - 03/11/17 07:30 AM
Montebello Condominiums in Alexandria, Virginia
 
Perched high on a hill in the heart of Alexandria, sits the Montebello Condominium community. A gated community with a park-like setting, surrounded by trees, woodlands, hiking trails and more.
 
If you’re looking for a place to live, that feels more like a resort setting than a typical condo community; this may be your next home.
 
If the natural walking trails and outdoor tennis courts don’t provide what you’re looking for to keep physically active, then maybe one of the three pools ( indoor pool, outdoor pool, and children’s pool) will. Separate indoor gyms for men and women … (2 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Marketing 101 for REALTORS - 03/04/17 09:42 AM
Marketing 101 for Real Estate Agents
 
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’ve just started in a new career selling homes, one thing that will be on the top of your daily list is marketing. Real estate agents have to be strategic in their marketing plans and consider a variety of factors as they look for homeowners that want to sell their home and list with them. Many agencies will provide their agents with step-by-step plans and systems that you can plug into to help build your business. In case you don’t have that, or you’d like some extra marketing advice we’re … (0 comments)

real estate: Why You Should Use a Real Estate Photographer for your Listings - 12/30/16 02:12 PM
Why You Should Use a Real Estate Photographer for your Listings
 
 
A picture says a thousand words, right? According to Realtor.org, 92% of homebuyers use the internet for their new home search. They browse listings when and where it's convenient for them, using laptops, tablets, and phones. This means you need to capture their interest immediately because they will not linger on a photo longer than 20 seconds before they move on to the next listing. If the image that you're presenting as the main image of your property is not professional, appealing, and intriguing, they will move on.
Your listing photographs create … (0 comments)

real estate: Why You Need a Floor Plan With Your Home Listing - 10/17/16 05:21 AM

 
It's standard practice when selling a home in Northern VA and Washington, DC that you would never list a home without high-quality photographs of the home, including the interior rooms and features. However, many don't realize the importance of providing professional floor plans with their home listing. A floor plan can truly mean the difference between a quick sale and a longer, drawn-out process.
Rightmove.co.uk, the UK's leading property listing website, has researched this subject and found that 1/3 of buyers were less likely to express interest in a property that did not have floor plans included in it's listing. It's the … (4 comments)

real estate: Virtual Tour 1657 Knicely Drive, Culpeper VA 22701 - 04/18/16 12:07 AM

 
a Beautiful well mantained, one-owner home we shot in Culpeper, VA. last week.
 
Virtual Tour
 
For all your Real Estate Photography and Marketing needs please call us first. We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, 24-48 hour turn around time on most projects, unrivaled customer service and all the leading edge marketing tools for your Real Estate Business.
© 2016 Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography. All Rights Reserved. www.novarealestatephoto.com Please feel free to share and tag yourself, but please do not alter in any way including cropping to remove watermark.
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real estate: "Hero Shot" for your MLS Listing - 04/10/16 07:30 AM

We just recently added Day to Dusk conversions to our Real Estate Marketing services. When you really need that "Hero Shot" for your listing and don't have the time or budget for a Twilight Shoot of your property we can do a Day to Dusk conversion of your exterior image to really make your listing stand out on the MLS. Contact us for more information.
 
Below is the original image of this beautiful property we shot recently in Marshall, VA.
 
For all your Real Estate Photography and Marketing needs please call us first. We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, 24-48 hour … (2 comments)

real estate: Virtual Tour 10206 Wesley Chapel Rd Warrenton, VA - 03/30/16 11:35 AM
Virtual Tour we just built for Michele Noel.
http://tours.novarealestatephoto.com/496755
For all your Real Estate Photography and Marketing needs please call us first. We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, 24-48 hour turn around time on most projects, unrivaled customer service and all the leading edge marketing tools for your Real Estate Business.
© 2016 Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography. All Rights Reserved. www.novarealestatephoto.com Please feel free to share and tag yourself, but please do not alter in any way including cropping to remove watermark.
 
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real estate: Virtual Tour 14385 Surrydale Dr. Woodbridge - 03/28/16 01:16 PM
Virtual Tour we just built for Michael Sheridan. www.youonlyneedmichael.com
 
http://tours.novarealestatephoto.com/public/vtour/display/494462
 
For all your Real Estate Photography and Marketing needs please call us first. We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, 24-48 hour turn around time on most projects, unrivaled customer service and all the leading edge marketing tools for your Real Estate Business. © 2016 Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography. All Rights Reserved. www.novarealestatephoto.com Please feel free to share and tag yourself, but please do not alter in any way including cropping to remove watermark.
 
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real estate: Virtual Tour 43121 Fling Ct. Ashburn VA - 03/26/16 11:49 AM
Virtual Tour we just built for Michael Sheridan. www.youonlyneedmichael.com
http://tours.novarealestatephoto.com/public/vtour/display/494625
 
For all your Real Estate Photography and Marketing needs please call us first. We offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, 24-48 hour turn around time on most projects, unrivaled customer service and all the leading edge marketing tools for your Real Estate Business.
 
© 2016 Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography. All Rights Reserved. www.novarealestatephoto.com Please feel free to share and tag yourself, but please do not alter in any way including cropping to remove watermark.
 
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real estate: Who Relies on Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography? - 03/15/16 02:51 AM
Some people appreciate quality and style, and they recognize the value in spending a little more to achieve a better end result.
 
They don’t just purchase the cheapest item they can find, but rather they educate themselves and source the ‘thing’ (whether it’s a product or a service) that will deliver them the highest value. Maybe the ‘thing’ will last longer, or look better, depreciate less, or provide a better return on investment.
 
When it comes to real estate agents choosing a photographer to work with them on creating the perfect marketing campaign, the type of agents who use Northern Virginia Real Estate … (0 comments)

real estate: Before & After Mid Century Modern Holmes Run - 03/05/16 01:26 AM
 
Before & After Mid Century Modern Holmes Run
 
 
Lat year we had the unique opportunity to shoot a property that was being offered in Historic Holmes Run, our 10th shoot in this neighborhood, that was being offered to investors as a complete renovation. The property sold and several months passed. The REALTOR representing the investor loved the images I shot of this home even in its less than best presentaion, and called me to shoot the home after it's renovation! I loved being able to see the before and after of this beautiful Mid Century Modern in Falls Church. The investors and … (0 comments)

real estate: Holmes Run Acres - Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - 12/31/15 02:58 AM
Holmes Run Acres - Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography
Holmes Run Drive - Renovation
Jenny Ko Martin - Weichert Realtors.
 
This past year I've shot 8 properties in Holmes Run Acres for various REALTORS and I love each and every Mid-Century Modern that I've been lucky enough to help with the marketing of these beautiful historic properties. This property was unique in that I first shot it when it was originally listed by one REALTOR and bought by a Real Estate Investor. Then I received a call several months later to reshoot the completly renovated property for another REALTOR. The transformation of this property was … (2 comments)

real estate: First attempt using Photomatix to create an HDR image - 06/28/08 09:36 AM
This is my first attempt at using Photomatix and creating a HDR image. For this image I combined 3 images with a bracketed exposure of +/- 2 stops. I used a Canon EOS 5d on a tripod with available light to create the 3 images and to eliminate ghosting in Photomatix. Any comment or critiques would be greatly appreciated. I have seen some incredible HDR images in the Blogs and would appreciate any insight on how to improve my craft. Thanks and have a great day!

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real estate: First attempt at photo stitching to creat a panoramic image - 06/28/08 12:41 AM
My studio has recently expanded into Real Estate Photography and Virtual Tours. Below is one of my first attempts at creating a panoramic image using photo stitching software, any comments or critiques would be greatly appreciated! I shoot with a Canon EOS 5d and used Adobe Lightroom and Canon Photo-Stitch for post processing.
 

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden

Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography

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