Brian England Photography Before & After in Gilbert, AZ

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Brian England Photography Before & After in Gilbert, AZ

 

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This is a very cool contest and got me thinking back to when I first started doing real estate.  I didn't really have the money to invest in a professional photographer, so I made a go of it myself with my first few listings.  I soon learned, that whether I had the money or not, hiring a professional photographer was the way to go!

 

The photo above is a shot that I took myself without any editing.  I actually think it turned out pretty good.  Below is the same photo that I just went back and edited some.  It looks a little bit better, but I defintiely don't have the editing skills that professional photographers do.

After 6 days on market without any offers, the wife (seller) started to freak out, haha.  She felt we were priced too high and we needed to drop it.  I felt confident that we were priced well, even though at the top of the market and the husband was comfortable too.  Since she was freaked out, I felt that if I got professional photos, it would help sell the listing better and quicker, so I scheduled it.

 

Above is the photo from the professional photographer.  Of course, we got a full price offer before I could even upload the professional photos to the MLS, but I did so anyways, haha.  For me, I don't love this photo, as I feel it cut out part of the home since the side gate isn't showing.  Maybe it's because the listing photos that I use today are so much better, haha.  What do you think, which picture do you find most appealing?

  

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Brian England
MBA, GRI, REALTOR®
Arizona Focus Realty
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brian@bke12.com
www.realestateineastvalleyaz.com

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Brian. I think you are pretty good with your photo improvement but I agree it pays to use a professional.

May 13, 2017 09:52 AM #23
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Kasey & John Boles
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Hi Brian, I see why the pro did what they did too - highlights the little rock bed, tree and front landscaping and doesn't show as much of the neighbor house, but I actually do like your photo in the middle better too.  Congrats on the full price offer! -Kasey

May 13, 2017 11:07 AM #24
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good morning Sheila Anderson , the photos I struggle the most with are the interior photos, which is where a pro thrives!

May 13, 2017 11:18 AM #25
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, that makes complete sense Kasey & John Boles , not wanting to show the neigboring home, while showcasing the landscaping for this home.  The sale was many years ago.  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed!

May 13, 2017 11:19 AM #26
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Brian- Even though I think I understand what the professional photographer was attempting, I like your middle effort!  

May 13, 2017 02:32 PM #27
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Lou Ludwig
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Brian

Photo number three is a great photo and get the job done.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 13, 2017 06:12 PM #28
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Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
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Your photo came out great Brian! Quite frankly the pro photo needs some enhancing. LOL~ A little dark!

Just saying...

Lauren Selinsky

May 14, 2017 03:13 AM #29
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanks Kathy Streib , these were very early on in my career, luckily I found Trish not long after!

May 14, 2017 06:13 AM #30
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Thanks Lou Ludwig , I appreciate your feedback and I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

May 14, 2017 06:14 AM #31
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Thanks Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS , I feel that way as well, haha.  I was impressed how well my own photo turned out.

May 14, 2017 06:15 AM #32
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I like your enhanced photo, Brian and know that is what brought in the offer. Have a great week. 

May 15, 2017 07:04 PM #33
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Thanks Debbie Reynolds , it likely did, but I paid the pro photographer anyways, haha.  I hope that you will have a great week too!

May 15, 2017 07:48 PM #34
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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While the top photo certainly wasn't bad, your editing added significant definition and improvement to the picture, Brian.

May 16, 2017 05:34 AM #35
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat , Windows 10 has a decent editor that is fairly easy to use as well.  I hope that your day will be enjoyed my friend!

May 16, 2017 05:36 AM #36
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Brian - I like the composition of your photo better than the one the pro shot, and your edits did a very nice job of making it pop. Thanks for your entry!

May 17, 2017 01:47 PM #37
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Thanks Dick Greenberg , I feel the same way and that also seems to be the consensus!

May 17, 2017 08:40 PM #38
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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I like the middle photo, Brian. Like you, I do a better job now on my photos and I also use a professional sometimes.

May 23, 2017 07:47 PM #39
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Thanks Rebecca Gaujot , it seems as if we are all in agreement on the middle photo being the best.  I hope that your day is being enjoyed!

May 24, 2017 05:55 AM #40
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I like the middle photo also - I think the picture with the gate is more balanced

Mar 15, 2018 05:33 AM #41
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I agree Lise Howe , the balance is what I liked most about the middle picture too!

Mar 15, 2018 06:28 AM #42
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