Fixer-Upper Before and After Photos

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Here at HomeJab we love viewing the listings we get the pleasure to photograph. We really enjoy seeing the hard work our customers put into each listing, especially when the home is a fixer-upper. We cannot stress enough what an eye for style most of our customers have and we have the photographic evidence! Check out some of our absolute favorite before and after photos of seriously desirable listings. We’re honored to get to be a part of the process and document the amazing transformation. Contact us if you have a before and after coming up!

1) Red Rowhome

Philadelphia rowhomes are near and dear to our heart so we could not help but swoon over this red rowhome rehab. It went from unlivable to enviable. The home features 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. We’re crazy over the new hardwood floors and the new doors. There is a serious attention to detail in this rehab and we’re all for it. Philadelphia is a rapidly growing market and with rehabs like this, it becomes very clear why these homes are quick to sell.

Listing Agent: Lorenzo Jackson

2) Exposed Beam Dream

This fixer-upper transformed from outdated to trendy in a flash. This home clearly had potential from the start and becomes obvious when you first see the exposed beams. This house is also spacious and inviting, just begging to become your family’s home. With some elbow grease and an eye for design this quickly became one of the most desirable homes on the block. Personally, we adore this and are ready to move in anytime!

Listing Agents: Barbara and Bud Silcox

3) Transformation Goals

This might be one of the biggest transformations on this list. From the before pictures, you would never think this home is fixable, but this agent certainly proved us wrong! Not only was this home completely redone, but it turned out gorgeous! Our favorite transformation is the kitchen. The before photo shows a shell of what used to be a place for cooking and conversation. The after photo shows it has become the warm and inviting spot we call a kitchen again. Just incredible!

Listing Agent: Takeisha Jones

4) Texas Charmer

This home it’s easy to see the potential, but there sure is a lot of of work left to be done. We’re especially happy a decision was made to cover all the brightly painted walls in most of the rooms. We’re all for a great accent wall, or a beautiful color to compliment a room, but these walls were especially unattractive to the eye. The entrance shot is an exciting side by side comparison to see. You can tell right from the start that this house has been created into a stunning and warm home.

Listing Agent: Takeisha Jones

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Introducing: Virtual Dusk Interior

Here at HomeJab we have always included a free exterior virtual dusk into all our luxury packages. This is for being a great customer, but also because we believe in the appeal of using a virtual dusk photo for your advertising. We even conducted a test to measure the difference a virtual dusk can make when marketing your listing. When we tested this, we took a standard exterior photo and a virtual dusk then ran two ads. The two ads were identical except for the photo used. The virtual dusk came back with a result of 3x more clicks for half the cost. 

A virtual dusk is when our editing team edits in the effect and look of twilight into the photo. This not only more cost effective, but it’s fast too. It’s a very simple and easy way to get your listing noticed.

Since this test, we have been big supporters of this simple photo improving the curb appeal of listings. So we thought, what else can we do with our editing team‘s talent?

Introducing, Virtual Dusk Interiors!

 

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Interior at Night

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Virtual Dusk Interiors are only $40 or order any luxury package and request your free virtual dusk to be an interior shot!

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Top Summer Vacation Ideas

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Summer officially begins on June 21st.

Are you ready for trips to the beach, dips in the pool, and backyard parties? Here are HomeJab’s top four summer vacation ideas to start the season off right with plenty of HomeJab photos to inspire those summer vibes!

#1 – The Vacation Home

One look at these images and you are instantly transported to the ultimate beach vacation. The HDR photos make you feel as if you are standing in the room and enjoying amazing beach views through the floor to ceiling windows. Never mind the deck view overlooking an untouched beach and clear sky; it’s a splendid way to watch the sunrise with your morning coffee.HDR Photo of ocean view in beach home

 

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PHOTOS BY RYAN SCHENK

#2 – Fun in the Sun

A rooftop deck is made for sunny days! The photo below captures the ideal outdoor setup: comfortable chairs, a table for the whole family, and a bright blue sky. This is great for having lunch, getting that pre-tan going or throwing a late night party!

Roof Deck with a Bright Blue Sky

PHOTO BY DAVE NIZIOLEK

If you enjoy quiet gatherings and need to relax this summer then check out these images for your backyard staycation. Imagine enjoying Piña Coladas with friends in the cool shade or reading a new book under magnificent Palm trees — you don’t need to book a plane ticket to do all of that! Take a look at the HomeJab photos of this Tropical Getaway for ideas to create your own personal oasis.

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PHOTOS BY TYLER MAXWELL

#3 – Boat Life

Is the Nautical life more your style? Aerial shots like these will make you wish you were a sailor. You can see each and every boat dock in the community and the view of the bay goes out for miles! Just imagine sitting on the dock or cruising down the bay with the sea breeze blowing by all day long. It’s a sailor’s dream.

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PHOTOS BY RYAN SCHENK

#4 – Hanging by the Pool

An Aerial Photo is an excellent way to show off a property’s best feature, and this one is begging you to jump into the pool! Sitting poolside can be a great way to enjoy the summer sun, take some inspiration from this natural beauty. The stacked boulders on the side of this pool make it feel as if you are swimming in a secluded pond, just maybe without the company of the fish.

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PHOTOS BY TONY BARIL

HomeJab’s top pick for Summer Inspiration is pictured here, in a Twilight Shoot of a gorgeous Arizona home. Whether you need a romantic getaway or time to decompress, a location like this will have you covered! Complete with aerial views of the stunning mountains and terrain, there is no better time of day to take a dip in the pool. The light hits a home perfectly at sunset, capturing the utter beauty of the property and its surroundings.

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PHOTOS BY CHRIS SMITH

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HomeJab Introduces Neighborhood Packages

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HomeJab is proud to announce new packages that help real estate professionals highlight the listing’s neighborhood. In an NAR survey, 78% of people responded that neighborhood quality was more important than the size of the home. Additionally, in a survey completed by Trulia, 84% of millennials are willing to forgo key home features to live in their ideal neighborhood. It became essential to help real estate professionals market all the best features of their listing, and this means the community too. The solution was clear: offer neighborhood photos and video.

Make Your Listing Unique

When potential homebuyers are searching for a home it can become an overwhelming amount of identical photos and videos. A difficult task when selling a home is ensuring it stands out among the rest. Including not only the listing, but the neighborhood as well, is a way to guarantee this. There are only so many close-ups of hardwood floors a person can look at. Make yours the more desirable listing that stands out among the rest, stays on the minds of potential buyers, and excites them all at the same time. There are so many different ways you can customize what to show off. The possibilities are endless.

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Show Off Outdoor Activities

Everyone will have separate hopes for what they see in a neighborhood, which is what makes these packages so diverse. Showing off the community can work anywhere. Perhaps, your listing is in an area where outdoor activities are most popular. Well, show it off then! Some people will strive to find an area that has nearby parks, hiking trails, dog parks, and more. Knowing that there is a great trail nearby might be the difference of a potential buyer requesting to see the home or simply passing over it online. Pair the hiking trails with some shots of a park for their dog or a fun nearby children’s playground and you have a recipe to win.

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Win Listings and Gain Leads

There are a lot of different ways to show you are the best choice to list a potential sellers home, and using neighborhood footage and photos is a great one. This not only shows you are extremely familiar with the area, but that you are up on savvy ways to attract buyers. Anyone can offer the standard listing pitch, but show you are a community local. You live here and you understand exactly how to sell a home in your personal neighborhood. This not only will help win listings, but you will quickly become the local realtor. This can help build your brand and spread your name to others in the area looking to sell. Word of mouth can be the biggest way to gain clients. Become that ‘local agent’.

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Highlight Desirable Entertainment

Is the neighborhood home to some top rated restaurants? Maybe the neighborhood is known for the best breweries around. Either way, things like this are too huge to not mention and feature. Showing off all the fun and entertaining things to do can really help a homebuyer envision themselves settling into the neighborhood. It suddenly makes your listing that much more desirable and better than the rest. It can help stir excitement in the buyer and get things moving. How can a home around all these great things last long?

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Feature Nearby Schools

Restaurants and bars are fun for adults, but what about families and couples looking for a community that is best for their future or current family? Featuring the nearby schools, especially if they are highly recommended, will help homeowners see the listing as a home they can start or continue their lives in. As we stated above, the combination of what to feature is entirely yours. Make it family friendly and feature the nearby school, but also show off that restaurant they have just been dying to get into.

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Why 360 Interactive Video?

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HomeJab consistently stays on top of the newest technology available. We are always brewing up new ideas to help your listings stand out among the rest. That is why we are now offering 360 interactive videos. 360 video combines the best of both worlds. It is the baby of 3D and a standard walk-through. Our 360 videos give you the ability to click play and take the tour of the home free of interaction. Though, for those that prefer the video to be interactive and like to study each nook and cranny of the home, it provides this ability as well. Click and look around the room while the tour plays or pause it and take a peek at everything. The best part? It’s way affordable.

Multiple Viewing Choices

First, the most obvious benefit of a 360 video tour is the ability to fit multiple needs of potential homebuyers. This widens the amount of potential views and interested homebuyers. Our 360 tour can be played without any interaction whatsoever. If the viewer prefers to let a video play, then they can simply hit play and watch. No interaction is required. Though, a viewer also has the choice to stop the video at any time to pan around the room. That’s not the only time you can interact though, the viewer can pan around the room as the video plays. The 360 video is giving you two different options, but for only one price.

Watch the user experience below:

User Friendly

Since the person viewing has two choices, it makes it a lot easier for less technology inclined viewers to watch. The interaction is not required and a viewer can simply press play. This differs from tours that are made for VR or require interaction. VR can be hard for some people, as it requires a headset most of the time. Headsets are not widely used in homes yet. Additionally, if a tour is only interactive it may become confusing and overwhelming. Choosing an interactive video can please a much larger audience than only one of the counterparts and more people viewing your listing is always beneficial.

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Newest Technology

Staying on top of the newest technology out there not only gives you leverage on your competition, but helps build your brand as well. Potential clients will notice your listings and can see who stands out. This would make your name memorable and lead to more clients. Your homeowners will be impressed when they see their home in 360 views and will know they are in expert hands. Additionally, this would look great during a listing presentation. It would be something other agents have not shown them yet.

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Quick Appointment

Asking a homeowner to clear their entire schedule can be both tricky and inconvenient. The homeowner already has to find time to prep their home, so when the appointment time comes the last thing you want to do is make it long and stressful. There may be certain situations where leaving the house is close to impossible or they can only for a very short amount of time. 360 video is one of the quickest appointments you can have. A 360 scan can take minutes as opposed to a 3D scan, which takes several hours. You can have the photographer in and out with barely any bother to you and the homeowner. We understand that life is still going on when someone is selling their home, and want to make your appointment quick, professional, friendly, and of course easy.

Save Time

Affordable

3D scans are based on the square footage of the listing. The larger the property, the more money you have to pay for a 3D scan. When it comes to 360 real estate videos, it is one flat price. The price never changes based on the size of the home. This can help you manage your budget and always stay on top of it. No listing will ever put you in a position where you have to choose between your wallet and listing the home properly. Don’t change the fantastic way you list because of pricing. Choosing 360 video guarantees to put your listing in the best light possible.

 

 

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3D Virtual Tour or 360 Interactive Video?

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The real estate industry has seen some big changes over the past few years.  New technology including aerial drones, 3D virtual tours and most recently, 360 Interactive Video, has made the home buying process more efficient.  Today, one out of three buyers in the Unite States places an offer without even seeing the home in person.

The key to bringing real estate transactions completely online is making the production method cost effective for sellers and user-friendly for buyers.

Right now, the two leading technologies for presenting homes online are 3D virtual tours and 360 video.  Please check out the examples below and cast your vote!

3D Virtual Tours

Virtual tours are produced by stitching together panoramic photos in various locations throughout the home.  The user then points and clicks to the next location and is able to explore in all directions.

360 Interactive Video

The newest method for presenting homes online is 360 interactive video which can be played as a standard video, but offers the viewer the option to interact by clicking and moving around to view the entire room.

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HomeJab Photographers Gone Wild

Haunted House

Working as a real estate photographer can certainly lead you into some strange situations. I mean, what could possibly go wrong when walking into an unfamiliar home? We asked our HomeJab photographers for their best stories. Some stories are cringeworthy, creepy, or just plain weird. If you’re a real estate photographer, perhaps there are some you can relate to.

Powerful Enemies

“It was a really nice neighborhood with it’s own private airport. I was getting drone footage of the private airport and I had the airfield manager right next to me monitoring my flight. One of the residents of the neighborhood noticed my drone and pulled up on us in a really aggressive manner. He was driving fast straight at us, slamming on breaks right before he reaches us and revving his engine before getting out. He went straight at me after getting out of his car and his face was as red as his car. He demanded that I land the drone immediately and that’s when the airfield manager stepped up to him.

He didn’t care that it was a monitored flight and that we took all the safety precautions, he wanted me to land it anyways. The angry resident and the airfield manager were face to face noses almost touching yelling at each other. It reminded me of a weigh-in for a boxing match. Eventually the angry resident leaves and that’s when he told me “you’ve made a powerful enemy today.” I never saw him again after that.”

Maybe he is busy making more enemies?

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Bao Nguyen, Tucson AZ

Awkward Affair

“While photographing a house in which the tenants were present, the lady of the house decided to show me nude and semi-nude modeling pictures of herself on her cell phone while her husband cleaned dog poop out of the backyard.”

The dog wants it to be known he had nothing to do with it.

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Mickey Newman, Philadelphia PA

The Jackhammer Fiasco

“I met up with my agent and started taking photos inside for a while and I thought I heard some construction happening outside (like a jack hammer or something). I didn’t remember seeing anyone doing construction outside as I came in, but I didn’t think much of it. I went outside for a moment and saw the agent working hard on something like hammering on something that sounded like metal. I went back inside to continue shooting photos and eventually made my way to the beautiful balcony view that the house had to offer. I began framing up my balcony shot that overlooked the touristy village and noticed a large stream of water flowing down the street way out there in front of me and it was kind of breaking my concentration.

I tilted my eye line down, followed the stream back all the way up to just below the balcony I was standing on. I saw the agent working really hard with the water as it was flowing out of the ground and he was attempting to open the a sewer lid on the side walk. To me it look like he was doing some really good important work fixing part of the house. I go back inside for more shooting and curiously look back out as two cop cars are showing up, two plumbers and a man from the local water district. Now I was really wondering what the heck was going on. So I tried to finish up quick inside and when I came out, I realized the agent was attempting to hammer the listing sign into the ground and had broken a water pipe. Can’t blame him though! How could he have known that? What a crazy situation”

Oops?

David Leys, San Jose CA

Hot Pants

“I had a lady offer to sew my pants that I had just ripped loading my truck. Literally said oh just take em off. Sewing is a hobby of mine. Her husband had just relocated to North Carolina and she didn’t want to move.”

Well, at least your pants would have been fixed.

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Dave Apple, Philadelphia PA

Parkour Skills 

“I was on a lockbox shoot. I was photographing one of the bedrooms when I went out on a tiny balcony to see if there were any notable shots worth taking from it, but before I realized it, the door had shut behind me…and locked. The front door key I had with me wouldn’t open the door and so I thought I was stuck. A few minutes later, along came an old man walking toward the house. I called out to him, hoping he could come through the front door and let me back in, but there was a slight language barrier. He attempted to explain from the street that it was his son’s house and proceeded to walk around the corner to the front door and out of sight. I wasn’t quite sure what he was doing, but I thought he was going to let me in.

Instead, about a minute later, he came back around the corner and told me he planned on selling his house next year and asked if I could help photograph it. I told him the company I worked for, HomeJab, and with that he continued walking before I could get his attention. At that point, I realized my best opportunity was gone and decided I would need to get down myself. Luckily, I had a background in parkour and was familiar with scaling walls and climbing, so I was able to drop down from the balcony onto the pavement with relative ease and re-enter the house through the front door to grab my camera from the balcony and continue shooting.”

Does your resume include parkour skills?

Parkour Skills

Sam Howells, Chicago IL

Less Parkour Skills

“While out on a recent shoot in which the homeowner and the agent were not present, I got trapped on the 2nd floor porch balcony when a wooden bar attached to the porch’s sliding door fell and held the door shut from inside. After speaking to the agent on the phone and learning that both she and the homeowner would not be able to assist me for at least an hour, I decided to jump off the porch. Or rather, I climbed down the side and hung onto the floor of the porch before dropping a good seven feet down onto the ground below.”

Maybe some parkour can be learned from the photographer above.

Skydiving

Mickey Newman, Philadelphia PA

Where’s the House?

“When I arrived at the property I had to shoot, the house was burned down. Seemed like it had been for a while, but they didn’t know.”

Maybe they can market it as a ‘hot’ new listing?

Burned Down

Anonymous

Faith in Humanity Restored

“I had my drone fly off on a shoot and it never came back. I purchased a new drone and went back to the property and re shot for the agent and all was good. About a week or two later the agent called me and said someone found my drone to give them a call. I met with the guy and he found the drone. At the time I didn’t have any contact info on the drone and didn’t know how he knew who to call. He said he downloaded the SD card and saw the footage of the house I was shooting and drove over to the house and got the agents # off the realty sign and called them. Needless to say I got the drone back and it was crashed and worthless but the GoPro and SD card were in working condition and they sat out in the rain and weather for a couple weeks. I was mad at the time I lost my drone but when I got the new drone glad it had crashed and made me upgrade because the new one is so much better.”

How could we not include this feel-good story?

Jump for Joy

Dan Dennis, Orlando FL

Intruder

“This was a dilapidated old house in Morrisville that had apparently been on the market for a couple of years and gone through many different realtors. I show up to a broken lock box. I call the realtor to let them know…no answer…I leave a message. The door is open so I go in a start the shoot. As I finish up the second floor I hear a bit of commotion out front so I go and check it out. As I’m making my way down the steps half a dozen cops start screaming at me to freeze and get on the floor. I did while explaining the situation in a panic. Everything worked out”

It’s just photos, not a robbery!

Police

Party Down

“I think it was an old house outside New Hope that got subdivided into apartments so a weird shoot to begin with. As I made my way through it just got worse and worse and worse. Trash everywhere, cat litter everywhere, dirty dishes piled in the sink, boxes of random crap blocking the stairs….the works. But the kicker was the master bedroom with a guy passed out, face down, naked in the bed and a little pile of, what I’m assuming, was cocaine on the nightstand. I didn’t take pictures of that room”

Well, maybe they just needed a nap?

Hangover

Federico Ferreri, New Hope PA

Leatherface Fixer Upper

“Had a job out in the countryside in Plantersville, TX. Thinking might be a quaint country estate.. as I drive through the piney woods I arrive at a property that looks clearly abandoned.. overgrown super long grass/weeds.. vines connecting the trees.. the house was probably very nice when first built, cute style with large front porch.. but now the paint was peeling away, screen door hanging off it’s hinges, all power was cut off as it was ‘winterized’.. inside was musty, creaky stairs, mismatched peeling wall paper, BULLET HOLES IN KITCHEN WINDOWS.. and a strong sense that Leatherface was about to pop out at any minute with his handy chainsaw…”

No HomeJab photographers were harmed in the making of this photo.

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DeAnna Villalobos, Houston TX
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February’s Most ‘Liked’ Homes

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Check out the best of the best from February! We had some seriously impressive listings this month and it would have been hard to choose ourselves. We let the likes on social media talk and here are the top listings:

1)  The French Romantic

This Clementon, New Jersey home is all about the staging. Every room is perfected to a tee to fit right into a French style decor dream. The subtle pink hues, the multiple chandeliers, the French style furniture, and the delicately placed details leaves no interior designer wanting more. This townhome has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and proves decor can go a long way. All our previous months, the top listing was a larger than life home with luxurious amenities. This is the first townhome to take the lead and we credit it’s dedication to design. This listing has an oversized kitchen and features dark espresso cabinets to suit all your cooking desires. The top floor has a master bedroom with an attached upgraded bathroom. This townhome also has a garage and plenty of room for entertaining. Lastly, there is an attached deck large enough to fit plenty of guests. It’s the townhome of our dreams.

Listing Agent: JoAnne Paxson

2) Loft Life

Lofts were created for photo shoots. They somehow are always camera ready and oh so charming. This one in Orlando Florida is especially photogenic. From it’s unbelievably large windows to the mid-century decor, this loft is not something you want to miss out on seeing. This particular unit is located on the 12th floor and is a two level 1-bedroom loft. The windows look out to Lake Eola and certainly don’t leave anything to imagine. Really, check out the size of the windows! The ceilings are an impressive 20′ high and, if for any reason, you ever need to step out of this gorgeous place a large balcony is attached. This loft also has power solar shades, a generous walk-in closet and a full bathroom with a garden tub. Additionally, this unit is made to ensure it produces minimal sound transfer. Can we change our mind from the listing above to this outrageously dreamy loft?

Listing Agent:Brad Fletcher

3) Pennsylvania Paradise

This custom built beauty can be found in Schwenksville, PA. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and certainly offers a ton of space. This listing has no shortage of large window views and skylights. When you step inside this enviable listing, you are warmly greeted by a massive 2-story foyer entry. This home has a spacious study, a kitchen that has two pantry cabinets and a ton of counter space. Get this, one pantry in the kitchen is a walk-in! This listing was made for entertaining. Speaking of entertaining, there is a second level deck and a lower patio. This is perfect for warm summer nights with friends and family. The family room has a gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace and is a must-see! What’s better than a fireplace? Two fireplaces. Walk down to the finished basement and you will find another fireplace. What’s better than two fireplaces? Three fireplaces. Check out the master bedroom and you will find a double sided fireplace and a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. This really is a slice of home paradise.

Listing Agent: Nicole Bauder

4) Lake Life

This New Jersey home is just steps away from Newtown Lake. That means, you can wake up every single day to a view of the lake. Enjoy the views even more outside with a cup of your morning coffee on the patio, or on the wrap around deck. This home screams ‘relaxation’. The listing features an open floor plan with a large kitchen. The kitchen has an oversized island and glass doors leading to the deck. This makes enjoying a meal outside effortless! The lower level also has a spacious pantry, powder room, and an office. Check out the upstairs and you will find a master bedroom that includes a giant walk-in closet, spa quality bathroom, and of course access to the balcony. The second level also offers two more bedrooms and another full bathroom. This is a great home for a family! Check out the pictures and see what your future lake life could look like.

Listing Agent: Donna McHugh

5) A Diamond on Diamond Drive

The more listings we see in Arizona, the more we contemplate moving there. The views are impossible to compete with and so is the unique aesthetic of the real estate. This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom is absolutely stunning. This listing sits on a private cul-de-sac and features mountain and city views. Seriously, wait until you see these mountain views. You will be itching to move too. When it comes to the home, we don’t even know where to start. It is wall-to-wall perfection. Actually, let’s just start with the spectacular outside. Step out into the courtyard and immediately be impressed by the artfully structured pool with heated spa, fountain, double sided fireplace, outdoor BBQ with cooking area AND an outdoor shower area. I mean, you could just live in the backyard. The inside of the home is extremely spacious and full of classic design details. Each room leaves you speechless! The master bathroom is fit for royalty and the walk-in closet is large enough to be another room. We’re not sure words do this listing any justice, so just check out these pictures!

Listing Agent: Jeannie Olsen
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Photographer Feature: Jordan Bond, Austin TX

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Jordan Bond has been a photographer for HomeJab for over three years now and has quickly become one of our most requested. He goes beyond what is expected of him and never fails in delivering the best photos, video, and aerials possible. Our customers love him for his great demeanor, quality of work, and his strong work ethic. We dove into Jordan’s brain to see what got him into this industry, why he loves working for HomeJab, and what makes him so great!

Who is Jordan?

Jordan grew up in Arlington Texas and moved to Austin when he was freshly 18 years old. His love for Austin grew quickly and he has been there for 10 years now. For roughly 5 years Jordan has been pursuing his love and talent for photography and videography. When Jordan is not holding a camera you can find him participating in a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding or enjoying his local swimming holes. Jordan also enjoys playing music with friends and fiddling around on the guitar, drums and keyboard as music was his first passion prior to the photography field.

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Jordan did not plan to end up in the photography field, but quickly became a natural. He originally moved to Austin to pursue a career in music and hoped to write for movies, TV shows, and more. After a friend invited him onto a movie set, Jordan’s interest increased. He had the thought to grab a camera, make his own movies and then use his music in them. This led to taking more photos and video and Jordan realizing his passion for this new hobby. Jordan learned a lot from online tutorials and took a semester of fundamentals of photography at ACC, to nail down the basics. Jordan’s drive to learn is clear from looking at his work. He has an extreme talent and creative eye necessary for this industry.

Professional Life

Jordan works for HomeJab as well as a wedding company on the weekends. He keeps himself busy with professional work, but still makes time for personal projects. A project he enjoyed was one holiday he created a mini family documentary. He documented his whole family during the holiday experience and even set up interviews with lighting and pro audio. Can we say, jealous? We’d love to pay someone to create a lasting family memory like what Jordan created for his!

When we asked Jordan what made him unique from other people in this field, he wrote us:

“I really care about the quality of work that I deliver and I really want the client to be happy with the end product. It’s very easy to go to a real estate shoot and feel that this shoot isn’t very important, it’s just a dumb house, it’s not like it’s a million dollar blockbuster hit I’m working on.”

“I feel I try to treat all my jobs with the same amount of importance as a big time director would working on his next big hit. I think a lot of this kind of mentality comes from wanting to do everything I do well.”

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More on what sets Jordan apart:

“Another thing that might set me apart is my attitude towards people. I really enjoy meeting new people and find most people have something important or at least interesting to offer if you are willing to interact and listen to them. I actually enjoy working with the clients and I think this helps me as a HomeJab shooter. Good customer service really goes a long way in this industry and I’ve noticed that most clients want to work with a photographer that they feel not only does a good technical job, but also creates a solid working relationship. They want to work with someone they trust and someone who makes them feel comfortable.”

Jordan is absolutely right and has proved this time and time again. His friendliness combined with his superior talent has been the perfect mixture to gain a regular and new customer base.

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What do you like about HomeJab?

Jordan enjoys working for HomeJab because it is a workplace where he gets paid to create his passion daily.

“There is such a huge difference in working a job that you have no passion for and a job that you do have passion for.”

He continues, “The odd jobs that I used to work when I was younger would always eventually whittle me down. You get to a point where you don’t want to go in anymore, or when you do go in all you can think about is ‘how much longer do I have to be here?’ These jobs weren’t even terrible jobs, but I had no passion for them. With HomeJab I never think about how much longer is this day going to be. Each shoot is viewed as a project that I want to deliver my best work on.”

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Jordan also enjoys working for HomeJab because he loves to meet new people and the excitement of seeing new and unique listings: “One of the other things that I really like about working for HomeJab [are] the clients. I’ve met so many great people (real estate agents and homeowners). I’ve been able to develop solid relationships with many of HomeJab’s clients, it makes doing my job so much more fun and relaxing.”

He writes, “I can’t tell you how many great conversations I’ve had with homeowners over the past few years. I meet so many interesting people. I also like being out in the field. The fact that I’m not going to the same place every single day really helps keep the job fun and interesting. I get to go to so many great places in and around Austin. I work in the suburbs, the city, and sometimes out in the middle of nowhere on a 100 acre farm house. I’ve shot cookie cutter homes, trendy downtown lofts, farm houses, mobile homes, mansions and sometimes just really bizarre places. I did a shoot the other day where the homeowner had built an entire 18 hole mini golf course in the backyard. I had never seen anything like it before.”

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His Future?

Jordan will continue his career in the photography world because he enjoys it so much. He still finds it to be a fun job. It has become a real passion of his and he enjoys when learning something new. He wants to participate in new technology with HomeJab and outside of it. He expands, “Just a few years ago I had never even flown a drone and now I’ve owned multiple drones and have flown them all over Texas.”

HomeJab is proud of the talent we have. We are confident in our quality of work thanks to the great people we have hired. We strive to ensure our customers are in experienced and professional hands, always.

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HomeJabPhotographer Feature: Jordan Bond, Austin TX

January’s Most ‘Liked’ Homes

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Another month, another round-up of our most “liked” listings! Has your listing made it to the top yet? Don’t miss out on seeing the best of the best. Some of these listings feature unbelievable water views, colossal windows, private balconies and so much more.

1) Beach House Goals

This 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom is close to the beach and bay without the nautical touch. Located in Mantoloking, NJ, it is a modern lover’s dream home near the beach,  minus standard anchor and seashell decor. We love a great shore home, but not everyone is on the same page when it comes to a nautical design. This open floor plan paired with beach and bay views has us scrambling to see more. This property is also only steps to a private beach. This new construction means brand new everything. Check out the kitchen’s sleek and modern design. The bathroom features marble detailing and a large jet tub that is perfect for soaking in after a long, sandy day at the beach. When living here,  you’ll be asking “what is stress?” in no time. The biggest WOW of this home? There is an elevator that gives access to every floor. AN ELEVATOR!

Listing Agent: Lawrence Greenberg

2) Captivating California Condo

Located in Carlsbad, California this listing tied with the beach house goals above. It’s clear why these two were so hard to choose from. This updated condo features 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This listing has ocean views that can be seen from the master suite private balcony. That’s right, we said master suite balcony. You can roll out of bed and literally walk to your balcony and greet the morning sunrise over the ocean. Did we just describe your dreams? If that was not enough to sell you on this condo, it also features a fireplace in the living room, a walk-in closet, rooftop deck and it is located in a gated community.

Listing Agent: John Conlon

3) Presidential Home on Presidential Drive

Sitting at a whopping 4,282 square feet this Horsham, PA listing leaves nothing to be desired. Containing 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this custom colonial greets anyone who enters with a 2-story foyer. Since there is a 2-story foyer, that means 2-story windows. This creates a ton of natural sunlight to spill into this home and fill it with bright sunshine. The large windows do not stop there. Enter into the breakfast room where you will see floor to ceiling windows and then take a peek into the family room and, that’s right, find more windows highlighting the backyard views. We have yet to even discuss the master bedroom! This master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a relaxing attached master bathroom. The bathroom contains a jetted tub, dual vanities, and even a sunlight. Basically, this listing is move-in ready for royalty.

Listing Agent: Ron and Carol Young

4) Bathroom Dreams

This Austin, Texas home has a lot to offer, but what stole the show was the incredible bathroom. Simple and elegant, but containing spa-quality luxury this bathroom has it all. It features 2 separate sinks while one has an attached vanity. The lighting above the vanity is set for a movie star. The bathroom has a spacious and inviting tub that faces a large window to peer at the beautiful sky. Let’s step outside the bathroom, if you would ever want to leave, and the home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen possesses a ton of counter space and there is a front deck perfect for lounging around during a warm summer night and watching the sunset. This is enough for us itching to check out Austin!

Listing Agent: Ashley Stucki

5) Waterfront Oasis

Take a peek at this Jacksonville, Florida townhome and you will not be let down. That is, if you ever want to go inside. This townhome is located waterfront with an open patio overlooking Intracoastal Waterways. If this is not enough to keep you and your guests happy in the outdoors, this property also comes with a private floating dock. We aren’t too sure why you would ever have to go inside, but let’s take a peek indoors. This townhome has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. When walking in, you take your first steps into an open concept family room. The kitchen features a large island, white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The bedrooms offer space and the bathrooms offer relaxation. This Florida townhome certainly has it all.

Listing Agent: Lindsay Della Porta
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