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May 27 2015
Article by: Tampa Architectural Photographer Brian Swartzwelder
Project Location: North Carolina

An aerial view isn't just a perk for the birds. In fact, using aerial photography to display your newly built model home is not just a nice feature—it is essential if you wish to build a stronger foundation between your homes and your clients. There is as much benefit for you as for your client to use aerial photography.

1. Convenience

Consumers typically want to know everything about their product before purchasing it. Having features for your online consumers, especially aerial photographs, take away one typically necessary step for many buyers. If they wanted to know what the house looked like fully, and you only had a typical, lower angle view of it, they would have to come to the building or house and peruse it themselves. That might stop them from buying at all!

2. Quality

If building homes is your passion, and you believe in your product, then you should also want to show your work off! You want to show your customers what they will be purchasing. Using aerial photography will better display your work, giving consumers who may have once unknowingly overlooked their perfect fit the chance to see what you are offering.

3. Trust

If you watch Law and Order you know that the more evidence the prosecution has, the more likely they are to catch the right perp. That same concept applies to your homes. The more you show of your product, the more likely the customer will trust that you have the right product and that you are the right person to help them.

Aerial photographs of your buildings are not just an additional feature, they can become a staple in your business. It is important to rise above the plain, typical options and give your customers they quality they want. After all, you want to show them that you and your product are worth it.

If you wish to learn more about aerial photography or how it can benefit you, contact us here.

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!