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May 06 2015
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder
Project Location: Dallas, Texas

When you're advertising your newest property, whether it's a single dwelling or an entire neighborhood, you want the best value possible for your dollar.  Your advertising package is already reaching a number of people; why consider custom high-end virtual tours along with the rest?  

Custom high-end virtual tours present a number of advantages, many of which you might not have considered.  For example:

Virtual tours allow you to show the property in its best light.  Sometimes, weather concerns, construction, or other difficulties prevent you from showing potential buyers the best the property can be.  When you put together a virtual tour, you have the ability to present everything at its best.  

Virtual tours are a convenient, always-available open house.  With tours that are available on mobile devices or full-screen on a computer, potential customers can view the listing any time they want.  Allowing customers to interact with the listing--including checking out such details as floor plans--can help increase traffic to each listing.   

Virtual tours show the highest standard of quality.  Technological engagement and attention to detail throughout the virtual tour will help engage your client base and increase the odds that they'll think favorably of your new location.  

Virtual tours are an always-available alternative that can be viewed by anyone, anywhere.  In today's busy, driven society, people don't always have the time to come by in person to walk through each property that they're considering.  With a custom virtual tour, they can walk through the property from the comfort of their own home or office, which makes it more convenient for everyone concerned.  

Ready to get started with your own virtual tour?  Contact us to discuss rates and ask any questions you might have.

Apr 29 2015
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder
Project :JBM- Mandalay on 4th

Aerial Photography is an incredible way to document and showcase architecture and landscape. One of the first applications of the airplane was aerial photography; in fact it was the main reason development of the airplane took off! Even though the classic image of World War One aviation is a massed dogfight between nimble scouts, most aerial combat revolved around reconnaissance flights. In fact, most of the early aces of the war were attached to reconnaissance units before transferring to fighters. Combat would usually consist of aircraft equipped with cameras making an intrusion into enemy airspace, and the resulting fracas between them, escorts, and interceptors. In World War II, reconnaissance became an essential part of battlefield operations. Stripped-down fighters souped up for high altitude were fitted with large, intricate cameras that allowed them to rocket through enemy territory. The photos they t ook were crucial to commanders making informed decisions.

When humans turned their attention to the vast reaches of the Arctic and Antarctic, airplanes provided the surest method of exploring these vast and inhospitable regions. British Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott made the first flyover of Antarctica in 1902. Nine years later Ernest Shackleton took the first aerial photographs of the continent, and in 1929, U.S. Navy Commander Richard Byrd and crew became the first to fly over both poles, taking fantastic pictures all the way. These pictures helped connect the public from the world over to the exploration of these distant unknown regions.   

These days, in more peaceful times, aerial photography has become a hot hobby among licensed pilots and drone enthusiasts. As drones become more popular, they offer a cheaper alternative to owning your own airplane. With a good screen, you can see the view from on high in real-time while safely on the ground. Many pilots offer aerial tours and work with photographers to capture images of professional buildings and private residences.

Grey Street Studios, Inc. is a great example of a business that focuses on architectural work for completed model homes for the new home construction industry and master-planned communities for developers.

Contact them to learn how they can help you explore the visual reaches of your property! Whatever method you use to get up there, aerial photography can help you share the excitement and unique perspective of seeing everyday places from a high vantage point.   

Apr 14 2015
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder
Project Location:

Your listings photo is the first image an eventual buyer will see of their future home. You want it to be a captivating and memorable experience. You want them to see a home that they can picture themselves living in. Here are a few reasons why you should use architectural photography to capture that image.

Architectural photographers are professional visionaries.

They have the artistic capacity to show your home conveniently and convincingly through pictures. Which most real estate listings fail to accomplish successfully, often leaving potential buyers with less visual representation than desired. With the popularity of online real estate research, professional high quality pictures truly stand out. This also means that the potential buyers will have a better concept of how the house appears before they ever set foot in the door.

The truth is, quality photography sells.

Architectural photographers have the experience to show your houses features in the best way possible. They have crafted their art for years and know just how each type of feature looks most desirable. Professional photos of this quality will also give potential buyers a realistic idea of what your property truly has to offer them. The quality of your photos will also automatically give you an advantage against other homes listings, especially those that contain photos that fall short.

The best represented homes sell for the best prices.

Everyone wants to sell at the highest prices, but can you actually do that if you don't represent your home at its absolute best? You're home need to look amazing from every angle, even online, in order to make the top dollar sales. Paying to have an architectural photographer ensure your home looks fabulous is an easy way to maximize the value of your sale. 

Don't let your home listing photos fall short, it is important that your home always looks amazing especially online. Contact us for more information on how you can use architectural photography to maximize your home listing!

Mar 18 2015
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder

 As a successful home builder, you’ve mainly focused on tract, or production, homes. Now, you’re about to complete your first custom home. Realizing how much more you have tied up in a single home like this high-end house, you are anxious to market it.

To start with, you though you’d use the same marketing ‘formula’ that worked when selling the ‘production’ homes: price it right, add a lot of photos on the listing page and watch the dollars come in.

But now, the stakes are higher, even though you’ve achieved a new level of construction, one that will require you to be more savvy about marketing it.

But by collaborating with an experienced architectural photography firm, like Grey Street Studios, you quickly learned just how much you didn’t know about taking interior shots. Closing the drapes to make your camera ‘work’ was simply a newbie move. Now, your gallery is filled with vibrant photos capturing dynamic angles inside with a hint of the outside landscaping as well.

What was really impressive was how Grey Street took the time to plan their shots to capture the home’s Wow! features, something that never stood out with your point-and-shoot photos.

Setting the mood, the right atmosphere and truly making your custom home a special place could only be achieved through the eyes of an architectural photographer of Grey Street’s reputation.

Contact us to learn more. We work with developers, and residential builders in showcasing their properties to sell.