Listing Exposure with HomeJab and Waze

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Who doesn’t want more exposure for their listing? We recently ran a survey to agents not currently using our services to inquire about what they are looking for most in a company. We also have done several past surveys with our current HomeJab customers to gauge what they truly need. It was consistent that listing exposure was on everyone’s mind. We want to make your life easier, so we came up with a solution: advertising with Waze Local.

What is Waze?

Waze is a free mobile GPS driving app and is used by 100 million people monthly. It allows users to update their driving experience with current information such as road delays, traffic, accidents, and more. This has aided in users saying the app is more reliable than Google maps. The average user spends an average of 11 hours per month on the app. This is more engagement than Snapchat and comparable to Instagram.

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What is HomeJab Doing?

For a limited time we are offering free advertising with Waze to new customers. How do you get this? Just sign-up! You don’t need a listing upon sign-up. There is no commitment and the advertising can be used when you are ready. Once you have a listing that you’d like the extra exposure for, simply purchase any package through HomeJab. Once you have purchased a package with us, that listing will be promoted as a gift from us to you. This means 15,000 views in a two week period. That’s 30,000 eyeballs on your listing! We will create the ad and link it back to your HomeJab property page for potential buyers to view.

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Who is Targeted?

Waze is owned by Google. This is an extremely important detail in the role of who is seeing your ad. Waze uses data pulled from the user’s Google searches and analytics, which forms accurate suggestions to the user based on their personal preference and behaviors. This means, anyone searching for a home will have your listing shown to them. The right target audience can make all the difference. Advertising homes to the wrong audience is ineffective and a waste of your time and money.

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What is Seen?

There are several ways someone can spot your listing and several bits of important information we will have on your ad.

  • Your listing is always a ‘pinned ad’, so if someone is just browsing their route without driving or searching the area, your listing will have a small marker where it is located that will show it is a home for sale. The viewer can click this pin for more information. You can see our HomeJab logo pinned below.

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  • When driving, the ad will appear during any red light or stop sign as a banner ad. This banner ad shows your listing address,that the home is for sale, who is selling it, and the property price. They can quickly click this and drive to straight to the home. This banner ad also appears if they click the pin.

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  • Both the pinned ad and the banner ad have a button for more info where you can list even more information such as the property page, contact information, and more.

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Waze Advertising Tips

  • Your open house

Waze advertising is more than a standard advertisement because with a quick tap on your phone you can have immediate and accurate directions to the location. This makes advertising an open house incredibly easy and beneficial. If someone is driving in the area, then your open house will appear on their screen with directions. This is a real buyer looking for a home being informed that at that exact moment, they can tour the listing. An advertisement that brings a buyer right in the door. How can you beat that?

  • Coming Soon

Want to get a jump start on getting your listing out there? Get your upcoming listing to garner some excitement among potential buyers and have a waiting list of tours when your listing goes live. Imagine a potential buyer leaving their preferred neighborhood after seeing a home they hated. They put Waze on to head home and a pin pops up showing them a new listing is about to hit the market and they better act fast!

  • Your listing

You don’t need an open house scheduled to use Waze advertising to its fullest potential. Your listing alone is worth this extra advertising. The Google analytics that are being used to target exactly who you want to see your listing is exactly why you want to get yours on here. This enables someone in the market for a home to have your listing pop up on their screen. They can immediately drive by it and see the perfect exterior, the nearby park, the attached garage, or whatever makes your listing have curb appeal. They will be quick to contact their realtor to schedule a tour.

Waze advertisers stated that they saw “20.4 percent more monthly navigations when they started advertising with Waze Local”. You can receive 20% more business simply for trying HomeJab out. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of before it’s gone.

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Real Estate Photography San Diego: Why it’s Essential

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San Diego home prices are outpacing real estate markets across the country, and it’s causing trouble for agents. The nationwide average increase this year (from 2017-18) was 6.4%. San Diego reached the sixth biggest increase with 7.3%. This, in addition to a lack of single family homes, is causing a small slump in home sales (The San Diego Union-Tribune). It is more important than ever to use professional real estate photography in San Diego. Professional photography and media is the key to getting buyers through the front door.

Why You Need a Professional Photographer

Holiday Magazine states that San Diego is the “only area in the United States with perfect weather” (Why San Diego?). San Diego’s perfect weather naturally lends itself to beautiful real estate photography. It is a county, however, with a diverse landscape. A single family home by the mountains can require different equipment and skill sets than a condo by the ocean. Buyers need to be enticed by photos and video that show off the property’s best features, landscape, and desirable neighborhood. It’s essential to use a photographer with the best equipment to feature your piece of San Diego paradise.

Here at HomeJab, we pride ourselves on providing the latest and most innovative services that will make your listing pop. Take a look at these homes in San Diego captured by HomeJab’s local talent.

 

Best Options for Real Estate Photography San Diego

Drone photography is the best choice to capture San Diego’s ocean side, mountain views, and vibrant downtown. Drone footage is included in our Premium Package at a flat rate cost of $395. This includes 30 standard photos of the interior and exterior, 10 Aerial Photos, and a video walk-through with aerial video.

Real Estate Photography San Diego

In addition to aerial photos, you may want to capture those spectacular views from inside. San Diego’s perfect weather, however, equals bright sunny days that will blow out any window in a photo. Single exposure photography just won’t cut it for a property with beautiful views, you will need HDR photos. HDR photography balances the light inside and outside to create crisp, bright photos. Our Ultimate Luxury package will give you all of the drone footage you need, plus HDR photos to feature those breathtaking views for only $585. 

Real Estate Photography San Diego

There are a few different opinions on the current state of the real estate market in San Diego. Some believe the problems will pass, while others think it is a warning for what’s yet to come. Regardless of where the market is heading, using professional real estate photography in San Diego is the best way to get hesitant buyers in the door.

 

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Emerging Technology Disrupting the Real Estate Industry

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Years ago when the internet and digital technology first began impacting the real estate industry, there were people that feared the impact. Some thought it would be the end to traditional broker-agent-client relationships that the industry was built on. While there’s no question digital technology has changed the industry, many brokers and agents have learned to use it as a tool that actually helps them in providing services. Now, clients often pre-screen properties on their own saving real estate professionals endless hours of time, leads are easier to procure using digital advances, and prospects can choose neighborhoods based on information now easily available.

As the world of technology moves forward, what is emerging that is set to disrupt the real estate industry? How can real estate professionals use them to improve efficiency and productivity?

Virtual Reality

What started in real estate as image galleries, virtual tours, and 3D photography is now expanding into Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual Reality is 3D imagery that interacts with the user, virtually placing them in a room without actually having to make a personal visit. This provides amazing benefits to both sellers and buyers and for real estate agents who won’t have to spend time organizing in-person tours. VR can be experienced to its full potential when wearing a headset. When done properly VR provides an exceptionally realistic ‘in-person’ experience.

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) adds an interactive layer to virtual reality. With AR, virtual objects can be overlaid on top of real physical objects (and vice-versa) in creating the illusion that they are actually in the same space. AR can show a property in various seasons, weather conditions, and even place a potential buyer’s current furniture in a home. AR can be even used to ‘stage’ a home digitally for viewing. It can be utilized through smartphones, laptops, or tablets.

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Transparency in ‘The Cloud’

Transparency has become more important in our choice of employers and even in our choice of consumer goods. Moving ahead, transparency will be even more critical in buying and selling real estate. As sellers become better connected to their agents and agents to buyers, every piece of information regarding a property will be more accessible, generally through cloud-based programs that participants share. This may include recent home improvements, any potential zoning changes proposed for the area, and a better exchange of information between buyer and seller.

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E-Signatures

The growing popularity of digital documents and e-signatures has greatly reduced the amount of paperwork and in-person meetings between real estate professionals and clients. This trend will likely continue, streamlining the process for buyers, sellers, and agents. Today, e-signatures can be simple and easy to complete on any smartphone.

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E-Closings

One of the most time-consuming aspects involved in real estate is the sometimes tedious closing process. It frequently involves multiple parties and vendors, a seemingly endless amount of documents, and even sometimes an actual meeting of the parties involved.
More and more brokers and agencies are discovering the benefit of having all documents available in one secure, online location and making them available to the parties involved. Rather than having clients visit various vendor websites using a number of log-ins, clients have a single resource to rely on, keeping the real estate professional at the center of the transaction.

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Preparing for Disruption in Real Estate

Real estate professionals should be taking steps now to begin to embrace and make preparations for these disruptions to their industry. Each offers exceptional opportunities to position agents and brokers as technological leaders in their region. It is a chance to provide superior, client-focused services that can help reshape and streamline the process. The real estate industry has, at times, had a rocky relationship with change. It has learned, however, to take advantage of its many benefits. Similar benefits await those who are best prepared in the coming years.

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Kris Lindahl is a Minnesota native and owner of Kris Lindahl Real Estate.

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Want to Stage a Vacant Home with Zero Effort? Try Virtual Staging!

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Technology has opened thousands of new doors to help people save money, time, and energy. A lot of new technology has helped improve real estate marketing greatly. Take virtual staging as an example. Read on to learn more about this fabulous technology for realtors!

Staging Vacant Homes: Are the Benefits Worth the Cost?

As a real estate agent you already know the benefits of staging:

  • It makes properties look more appealing in photos, so you can attract more interested buyers.
  • It can play up the best parts of a property and draw the eye away from less desirable parts.
  • It helps buyers picture themselves and their families living in the home.
  • Staging can help sell at a higher price.
  • Homes that are staged sell 75% faster than a home without staging.

But when it comes to staging a vacant home, the time and costs can cancel out the benefits. If it’s a large home with two or more floors, you’re spending a lot of time, energy, and money moving furniture, rugs, and other heavy objects—only to have to do it again in a few days or weeks when you destage.

This process leads to skipping staging entirely in some vacant properties and for good reason. Sometimes, it just isn’t possible to get a home beautifully staged in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Virtual Staging: It’s Less Expensive, Easier, and More Flexible!

Don’t skip the staging next time you’re selling a vacant property! Virtual staging is a new solution. Here’s how it works:

  • First, order professional photos to be taken of the empty rooms you need to stage.
  • Choose from dozens of beautiful templates that include virtual furniture, rugs, lamps, wall art, and more.
  • Receive the completed, fully-staged photos and start using them in your listings, social media posts, flyers, and more.

As long as you have high-quality photos of each space that needs to be staged, you can get started right away from the comfort of your own computer!

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Tips for Successful Virtual Staging

Virtual staging comes with different considerations than traditional staging. Here’s our advice:

  • Start with high-quality professional photographs of each room.
  • The rooms should be completely empty for best results.
  • Know the architectural style of the home so you can choose templates that match. Is the home modern and sleek? Or, is it an old home with traditional elements? Is it a rustic log cabin or a colorful eclectic condo? All these types of homes need different style furnishing, so choose accordingly.
  • Is the home going for a high price point? Choose high-end furnishings. If it’s a modest family home, you might choose to go with a simple but cozy look.
  • Make sure the furnishings look cohesive from room to room. For example, a contemporary bedroom set might look out of place if you’ve chosen antique-style furnishings in the rest of the home.

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Ready to get started? Head over to HomeJab, where you can choose from hundreds of templates to effortlessly stage your next listing. From the time you send in your photos and choose your templates, your home can be fully staged in 24 hours or less. It couldn’t be easier to stage a vacant home with virtual staging.

 

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The Best Lens for Real Estate Photography

Photographing real estate, either commercial or residential can be a challenge, even for photographers who have been working in the field for many years. Playing with composition, lighting, cameras, lenses, photographic accessories and furniture staging all combine to turn a house into a home and a commercial property into a viable purchase. It’s certainly an art form, which is why excellent real estate photographers are always in demand. Previously, we outlined the best camera for real estate photography, and in this article, we will go a bit further to determine the best lens for real estate photography.

Aside from the camera, lens choice is one of the main factors that will determine whether a photo is a keeper or not. It is crucial to get your lens selection right; otherwise, you will end up with photographs that don’t depict reality. Vertical lines may appear diagonal.  Or, even worse, choosing the wrong lens may leave you with only a small section of a room rather than including the entire space.

To select the best lens for real estate photography, first, we must understand what standard terminology best describes a lens and the types of lenses that are available. Some of these terms used to describe a lens include:

Focal length

A focal length is a distance in millimeters between the rear optical element found in the lens and the camera’s sensor. The smaller the focal length (18mm), the wider the lens. The larger the focal length (200mm), the longer the lens which enables you to get closer to a subject.

Zoom lenses

Having a wide angle and a telephoto point in the lens offers more versatility over a prime lens that doesn’t provide a zoom (fixed focal length).

Fixed focal length

These lenses contain no zoom. They have a fixed focal length meaning you physically have to walk forward to zoom in or walk back to put more space between you and your subject.

Fixed aperture

Aperture is critical in a lens. An aperture describes an opening in the lens that can be made larger or smaller to let more light through the lens. The diameter of an aperture is measured as an f-stop. A smaller f-stop number (f2.8) will produce a larger opening resulting in more light entering the lens. Therefore, this makes a smaller number (f1.2 or f2.0) better for low light photography as the lens can let more light through the larger opening.

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Now that we have a basic understanding of lens terminology, let’s focus on what types of lenses are available. Then, we will go on to explain which is the best lens for real estate photography. The list below outlines some of the leading types of lenses you will come across and their photographic benefits.

Kit lenses

Standard lenses are generally included with a camera body at the time of purchase. Most kit lenses offer a zoom functionality and have a range of around 18-55mm and an aperture of around f3.5-5.6. So, based on our new-found knowledge at 18mm the lens will have an aperture of f3.5. The disadvantage of a kit lens is when you decide to zoom in to 55mm. When zooming in, the glass is losing light as the aperture will worsen from f3.5 to f5.6.  Because of this issue,  kit lenses are not ideal for real estate photography.  On a positive note, kit lenses are relatively inexpensive.

Wide angle lenses 

best lens for real estate photography This sort of glass is a favorite among real estate photographers requiring images of large spaces in one photograph. Wide angle lenses can either have a zoom functionality or be a fixed focal length.  The focal length of a wide-angle lens is generally 16mm or lower.

 

Tilt-Shift lenses

If a photographer is looking for a special lens, the tilt-shift would have to be it. These lenses are similar to wide angle lenses as they offer similar wide-angle fixed focal lengths. The difference here though is tilt-shift lenses can move independently vertically or horizontally from the camera body. The reason for this is to counteract and correct the perspective and distortion that wide angle lenses may portray. The disadvantage of these lenses is they are not available for all camera and lens manufacturers, and they, unfortunately, cost more compared to other lenses.

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So, the Best Lens for Real Estate Photography is…

Based on all this information, it is fair to say a wide-angle lens will do the trick for a photographer starting out. Photographers using these lenses will be able to take beautiful photos of real estate. However, they won’t have the distortion control that a tilt-shift lens offers.

A wide angle lens is one of the best starting points if you are progressing from a kit lens. As previously mentioned, these lenses offer a larger field of view, ensuring you capture more in the image. Something of note when using a wide-angle lens is it’s not good to point the camera up or down, instead keep the camera parallel to the ground. If you start pointing the camera up or down, then you will quickly notice significant distortion.

To counteract the distortion and to ensure vertical lines remain straight, it is worth the extra money to purchase a tilt-shift lens if you can afford it. Real estate photography demands attention to detail, and an excellent tilt-shift lens is by far the best lens for real estate photography.

We recommend you do your research to check to see if tilt-shift lenses are available for the brand of your camera you use. We also recommend you do some research on third-party lens brands as many obscure manufacturers make these special lenses as well. Just know that some brands only offer manual focus, instead of automatic focus.

If you use a Canon or Nikon camera, you won’t have any trouble finding a tilt-shift lens. Canon is by far the better choice, due to their extensive tilt-shift lens lineup. Most professional real estate photographers use Canon over the others for this very reason.

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Funny Real Estate Videos You Have to See to Believe

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There is an entire community out there that seeks to find the humor in the fast paced world of real estate. Online, you can find viral real estate tours, gags, parodies and so much more, all in the spirit of spreading laughter. Some are genius, some are lame, and some are accidentally hilarious. We have gathered the best funny real estate videos we could find for your entertainment!

Top Funny Real Estate Videos

Parody Classic

Old Spice is known for its iconic and absurd commercials. Check out this realtor who parodies Old Spice and creates commercial gold.

Top Notch Advertising

Ellen DeGeneres has made her mark in the real estate industry by flipping multi-million dollar homes and producing the popular television show Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV. She shares this passion on The Ellen show in a segment called Really Real Real Estate. Out of all of Ellen’s Real Estate segments, this is definitely her best one yet. No BUTTS about it!

Rinata, the Not Real Realtor!

Do you remember the old reality TV series Candid Camera? Unknowing participants were put in ridiculous situations, and at the end of the stunt the hidden cameras were revealed, much to the relief of the prank victims. The Ellen Show set up a candid camera stunt of its own at an open house with unsuspecting buyers.

Real Estate Video Tour Magic

HomeJab’s number one choice for funny real estate videos may not have hundreds of thousands of views and may not be fancy, but it is absolute magic. Many realtors use comedy to make their video tours go viral and get more views for their property. The Terreri Team created a video tour in an attempt to do just that. It is impossible to describe. Just see for yourself.

There are too many funny real estate videos to choose from, we could easily go on forever. Comment below if you find a funny real estate ad, video tour, meme or prank. We would be happy to share it and continue spreading the laughter!

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The Best Camera for Real Estate Photography

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There are many cameras on the market and each one of them offers slightly different specifications and price points. With so many cameras available, how do you know which is the best camera for real estate photography?

To narrow down the search, there are specific prerequisites which need to be met. Camera specifications, lens compatibility and low light performance are three of these conditions.

When identifying what camera model is best for real estate photography, understanding specifications is key to ensuring you obtain the right piece of technology. To determine what the best camera for real estate photography is, you should ask yourself the following questions.

  • What is the ISO range of the camera and more specifically what is the highest ISO performance?
  • Does the camera have a rear tilting LCD screen to assist with composing images?
  • Is there a Remote Shutter via an app if the camera doesn’t have a rear tilting LCD screen?
  • Will a remote flash be compatible with the camera for wireless interior lighting?
  • Does the camera have a full frame sensor or a crop sensor?
  • Are tilt-shift lenses and fisheye lenses (for VR) available for the camera mount?

Regarding low light performance, a camera’s ISO relates to the sensitivity of the sensor. ISO 100 is almost the standard starting point, but it’s at the higher end of the scale that picture quality starts to look different between cameras. Performance at a higher ISO is particularly crucial for real estate photography as some exterior images are taken at dusk or sunrise.

Best camera for exterior twilight photography

An excellent tool for identifying what higher ISOs look like between cameras is dpreview’s Studio Comparison Tool. Here you can see four different cameras: the Canon 5D MK IV, Nikon D810, Sony Alpha a7R III and Pentax K-1 Mark II. These four cameras are some of the most common cameras used in real estate photography. Looking closely at the comparison images at ISO 1600, it appears the Sony sample is better straight out of the camera than the Canon 5D MK IV. The Nikon and Pentax cameras look slightly blurry in comparison.

So, now that we understand Sony’s sensor performs better in low light, is it the best camera for real estate photography?

Well, we can’t jump to that conclusion yet until we look at a few more things. The next important point to determine is lens compatibility. Real estate photography requires special equipment to ensure vertical lines in photos remain vertical. If you use a wide angle lens to take interior pictures, vertical lines may be distorted and show a different perspective. To combat this effect, professional photographers use tilt-shift lenses. Clients also may request 360-degree photos of interiors, and in this case, fisheye lenses are best.

Tilt-shift lenses can move differently compared to traditional lenses. These special lenses will move vertically or horizontally from the fixed camera. The result is a counteracting perspective control that is void of post-processing. Vertical lines stay as they should be – vertical. Fisheye lenses, on the other hand, contain a broader perspective and can distort an image. When these distorted images come together in the form of a ‘photo stitch’, VR 360 degree images are the result.

Now that we understand lenses and why they are essential, we should consider what tilt-shift and fisheye lenses are available for the Sony A7R III. In Sony’s product range, there is only one third-party tilt-shift lens available, but it is for a different size sensor. This small selection is also the same for fisheye lenses. In this case, the Sony A7R III won’t be able to accept a tilt-shift lens.

If that’s the case, what about the next best high ISO camera in the lineup – the Canon 5D MK IV?

The Best Camera for Real Estate Photography Is…

Excellent news for Canon! The Canon tilt-shift lens and fisheye lens lineup consist of over eight lenses. With the Sony ’s lens compatibility in mind, the A7R III no longer retains a place as the best camera for real estate photography.  Instead, the Canon 5D MK IV is the best contender.

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A few other specs to check against the Canon camera is whether a remote system and a wireless flash system work?

Remote features can especially be handy if photographers find themselves in difficult confined locations. For instance, once the camera and tripod have been set up, will a remote app on a smart device open and can you see how the photo will appear? If so, will the app let you press the screen to obtain autofocus and take the picture?

Again the Canon 5D MK IV camera passes with flying colors thanks to the Canon Connect App, which fulfills everything we just mentioned.

Wireless flash also needs to play a part in real estate photography. Professional photographers use multiple wireless off-camera flash units to obtain better lighting in dimly lit rooms. Most cameras require a master flash to fire on top of a camera, so they can instantaneously fire off the remote flash units.

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Fortunately, the Canon 5D MK IV optional flash units will perform this task. However, many professional real estate photographers prefer third-party offerings over Canon’s due to ease of use.

Finally, when comparing cameras, it is important to compare similar models and price points. The four models represented on dpreview.com’s website are all full frame sensors, meaning that the sensor size is equivalent. If you were comparing cropped sensors to full frame sensors, you would receive different results.

As you would imagine, with so many cameras in the marketplace, choosing the right one for real estate photography can be a technical and challenging process. Hopefully, by the time you have read this article, you will have a greater understanding of the equipment. You can then do your own independent research to find a suitable camera, or take our advice and go with the Canon 5D MK IV as the best camera for real estate photography. The image quality, lens compatibility and low light performance speak for themselves.  Please check out our article Best Lens for Real Estate Photography for more info on choosing the right lens for your camera.

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Drone Real Estate Photography: Pricing

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Drone real estate photography pricing can vary across the board, as some photographers may charge by the hour or by the size of a property. Thumbtack states the average cost for drone photography is $240-$340 per project, citing the above factors as contributors to variations in pricing (2018 Average Aerial Photography Cost). HomeJab’s drone real estate photography pricing is based on flat rate packages that include the amount of time it may take to complete the shoot and the many other factors that go into drone photography.

Drone photography has become immensely popular in residential and commercial real estate, but there are a few different aspects to consider before deciding on a company to hire.

Is it legal?

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Drone Photography can take any listing from ordinary to luxury, but operating and using a drone legally is not as simple. The first commercial drone was made available to the public in 2010 (Vision Online Marketing, The History of Drones in the US). By 2015, millions of drones were being used for recreational and commercial use, causing public controversy over privacy concerns and flight regulations. Then came drone registration and licensing by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Today, all drones must be registered with the FAA, even for hobby or recreational use. For commercial use, such as real estate photography, a Part 107 certification or FAA Exemption is required. A photographer has to take these requirements into consideration before they can begin scheduling and pricing out their drone photography services (FAA, Getting Started).

FAA certification or exemption is a must when shopping around for a drone photographer. You don’t want to run into any legal problems with the FAA. HomeJab has acquired a 333 Exemption from the FAA to fly drones commercially for the real estate industry. This ensures our photographers do not need to worry about this additional exemption, and neither do our customers.

What’s included in Drone Real Estate Photography Pricing?

It can be difficult to know what is included in the initial price tag of a drone photography shoot. Large estates, acres of land, and commercial lots can benefit greatly from drone photography, but how long does it take to shoot listings of that size? Depending on the skills and experience of a photographer, it can take anywhere from one to five hours to complete a shoot (DronesMag). If you’re working with a photographer who charges by the hour, this can blow out your budget. HomeJab offers flat rates on our drone photography, meaning we do not charge by the square foot or by the hour but rather by the service we are providing. This allows you to set a budget and stick to it.

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HomeJab’s most popular drone package includes 15 drone photos and a drone video for a flat rate price of $250. No matter the square footage of the property or the photographer’s amount of time spent at the shoot, the price will still be $250.

In addition to drone photography, you may want to consider the cost of having additional ground level photos and a video tour of the listing. This may not be useful for a commercial lot or bare land but could be a necessity for a residential home. Some photographers may be able to offer additional services as an add-on, but this can bump up the cost significantly. At HomeJab, our drone real estate photography pricing can be packaged with our other services. This gives you a guaranteed price up front, at a better rate.

Photos Plus

Many agents and sellers with smaller residential homes may opt not to have a video of their property at all, but need a complete photo shoot. Drone Photos can be added to our standard photography service (ground level interior and exterior photos) with the Photos Plus package for $295.

Premium Package

Some properties require it all, however. Our Premium package includes interior and exterior photos, drone photos, and a virtual video walk-through of the property with drone video for only $395. This provides a complete tour of the property and is a great option for attracting buyers from across the country or overseas.

Ultimate Luxury

In addition to these affordable drone photography options, we have The Ultimate Luxury package that includes the best of what HomeJab has to offer: HDR photos, drone photos, and a video walk-through with drone video for $585. This is our best option to market your property as top-notch luxury.

How fast will I get the photos back?

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The turnaround time to receive your photos and video can be another worry on your list of factors to consider. Every photographer and company will have different turnaround times. Independent photographers can potentially take 5 days to deliver a final product. Some companies can accommodate 1 or 2 day turnaround times, but may charge an extra fee to have your media expedited. Here at HomeJab, we deliver all media 24 hours after your shoot is complete, no matter the package. It is important to consider the turnaround time to receive your drone photos and video, as this can have an impact on your bottom line.

Drone real estate photography pricing has many moving parts that can contribute to variations across the board. The more you know upfront about a company, the better you will understand the actual cost. HomeJab’s pricing is a flat rate every time, on every package.

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Best Neighborhood Photos

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Since the release of our neighborhood packages we have received an overwhelming amount of excitement. Adding neighborhood photos and video is one of the easiest ways to completely enhance your listing, without any added stress. These packages have really taken off and we have thoroughly enjoyed getting to see neighborhoods that are new to us. These shots really change the way a listing is viewed and leaves a lasting impression. Here are some of our favorite neighborhoods we have had the pleasure of learning more about thanks to you!

1) Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is home to one of the greatest shows of all time – The Wire. Admittedly, we scanned every Baltimore neighborhood shot to spot anything we recognized from the show. Instead, we ended up incredibly impressed with the neighborhood. The town is vibrant and full of energy. Through our clients, we have discovered different neighborhoods in Baltimore such as Hoes Heights and seen how relaxing the Inner Harbor can look. It’s clear why someone would want to include the neighborhood when selling a listing in the Baltimore area. It can offer the best of both worlds, a life in the city but with opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle in some calm waters.

2) Arlington, Virginia

Dogs, dogs, and more dogs. Do we need to write more? There must be a large dog parent community here because it seems a lot of the neighborhood shoots turn into puppy photo-ops and we certainly are not complaining. Arlington is easily accessible to DC, which makes it a prime location for a lot of people who work there. It seems you aren’t sacrificing anything to live outside DC when it comes to Arlington. It is full of non-stop things to do and places to eat. The area also offers outdoor activities such as parks and running trails. Arlington has seemed to find the recipe for a cozy suburb feel with the excitement of a city.

3) Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is already known as a great destination to visit and we weren’t surprised at how awesome the neighborhood photos came out. The architecture on some of the buildings is outstanding and a must-see. Really, take some time to look at these architectural beauties. We truly love how our clients mixed in the big city feel with local parks. This helps show that the area can be for anybody. They also mixed in impressive statues and funky looking restaurants. Our clients really knew how to pick locations well and exactly how to not only market the listing, but market the neighborhood too. These photos have us itching for a trip!

Keep in mind that when marketing a listing you should include everything about that home. Why leave out the desirable neighborhood? Taking the step to include these shots in your listings not only entices a potential buyer, but impresses clients too. Interested in purchasing a neighborhood package? Click the button below.

 

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Top 4 Room Transformation Ideas

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There are some homes out there that are made of dreams. They are more than bedrooms and bathrooms. These homes have rooms in it we only dream of! Our photographers have experience with all kinds of real estate from extreme fixer-uppers to luxury real estate. We gathered a list of some of the most impressive luxury rooms we had the pleasure of shooting.

1) Theater Room

Seeing a movie is a classic date night, but with raising ticket prices sometimes staying home and browsing Netflix is a better option. Well, what if you could do that but feel like you were at the movies? A theater room is the perfect way to combine the two. Enjoy the comfort of your own sofa or armchairs, without the gum stuck under it! Watch a movie on the projector, but without the rude talkers. If you’re a movie buff, a theater room is luxury worth having.

2) Private Gym

There are too many excuses that keep us from going to the gym. Such as, too far of a drive, don’t want to go when it’s busy, you hate working out in front of people, and so many more. If a gym were in your house, what excuse would you have then? Imagine throwing on some work out clothes and simply walking downstairs. You would never have to worry about embarrassing yourself and the best part is nobody will ever know if you want to take that extra long break.

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home gym

3) Wine Cellar or Bar Room

With all that working out, you won’t have to worry about those extra calories in a few drinks. What better way to wind down from a long day in the comfort of your home? What an even better way to wind down from a long day in the comfort of your own bar. Skip the lines and ditch any rude bartenders! Invite over a few friends and enjoy your private bar space. Into wine? Then why not have your own wine cellar? Imagine never ending and perfectly aged wine whenever you want. Check out the great choices these homeowners made.

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bar room

wine cellar

4) Game Room

Game night is always a fun family night of bonding or can be a great way for adults to unwind. Everyone enjoys different games, but what if you could have a full room of selections to choose from? What games would you choose? A game room is a major stress escape! If you prefer outdoor games, then opt for some lawn games or fully commit and install some rounds of mini golf.

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mini golf

game room

What would you build in your home? Tell us in the comments!

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