Before and After real estate pictures on the run

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I don't pretend to be a good photographer or even a decent one. I use a professional for everything now except photos on the run. What I mean be that is I sell primarily new construction in the dirt phase to out of state investors and i want to give them periodic updates to let them know where we are in the process. The point is not to give them pro pictures but to inform, but when you use an iPhone you are going to get some poor pictures. Here is an example of taking a duplex living and dining. The duplex is long rather than wide and does not have much light with no windows on the long walls or in the back. Here is the before picture which is very dim:

By using what is on the iPhone I can enhance just a bit to at least let them see that the flooring is in as well as granite, electrical fixtures, and blinds. On this visit I took ictures of the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms also. At the duplex I checked the pictures and then sent them in small size to the investor who was expecting them and email replied, thank you. Doing something with photography in real time is not about incredible pictures, it is about communication. At this I can be effective and make the investor-cleint happy. I just wanted to do a variation on business photography for the rank amatuer who can still be a hero to the client. Here is the after photo.


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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Our iPhones have actually come a long way.  We can enhance and crop just like in a photo editing software.  There is always a need for photos on the Run and the iPhone provides a quick and easy fix for that.  Not so bad!

Jun 11, 2017 01:38 PM #1
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Technology has made our life a lot easier. Docu sign, i-phones, scanning rather than faxing! Have a good Sunday!

Jun 11, 2017 02:39 PM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Nice illustration of the photo enhancement.  We wish you a great week.  A

Jun 11, 2017 04:42 PM #3
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

You did a great job.

Jun 11, 2017 06:08 PM #4
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.


Great before and after pictures.

Good week.

Jun 11, 2017 06:40 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Joe.  If it were I who took that first photo sadly, that is what would appear in the listing.  Sigh

Jun 12, 2017 01:27 AM #6
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am like you, not a great photographer and I have found that some simple editing makes a world of difference!  Your edited picture definitely looks better than the unedited version!

Jun 12, 2017 08:58 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Joe - That's a nice simple edit that makes the photo a lot more useful for your purpose. Thanks for the entry!

Jun 12, 2017 09:04 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joe,

You hit it... It is about communication with the client. A quick enhancement and your client gets a good look at what you are communicating to them. 

Jun 12, 2017 12:25 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have a good camera on my phone and with my Camera+ app it makes the photos look fantastic. Your approach is very smart, Joe.

Jun 13, 2017 07:44 PM #10
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Joe the enhancement made a difference.   The things we can do now on the run.

Jun 13, 2017 11:33 PM #11
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Joe Pryor What a difference photo software makes.  The second photo is far better than the first.  Sadly, too often I see photos in MLS like the first.

Jun 14, 2017 12:25 AM #12
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Well done, Joe. One of the most difficult things to do is balance the exterior light with the interior.

Jun 23, 2017 04:48 AM #13
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