This home has the most remarkable views from upstairs of the Hallett Cove coast and therefore we had come to show off the beautiful sunsets you would discover from these upstairs living areas. However, unfortunately the evening was extremely overcast and looked particularly dire from the point of view of a photographer there to get a fabulous multicoloured seaside sunset.
Fortunately though I was there in time for some amazing magic the evening had in store. The clouds opened for a brief moment and let the sun shine through onto the sparkling ocean creating a stunning effect from the upstairs windows.
It lasted only a few minutes but that was enough to do a quick whip around from each room and get the shots required.
You do not get much luckier than that on an evening threatening to be extremely disappointing.
For sale with Ray White
Recently photographed in St Peters, this wonderful old Adelaide home is in need of someone to come in and freshen it up. With some fantastic original features including beautiful lead-light windows, tessellated tiles on entry, ornate ceilings and functioning fireplaces in every room. It is a place you could bring in your own style and modern twist while highlighting the gorgeous existing features creating many interesting focal and talking pieces. On the market with ParkTrent,http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-st+peters-116862859
The market is still very active even as we enter into the colder weather. Here are a few properties we have recently photographed which have their own charm and different practical aspects. This home is relatively new and is within walking distance to Marion shopping centre. With a small, easy to maintain yard this could easily accommodate a small family or couple. Close to Brighton beach too. On sale with Ray White.
To have a closer look: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-seacombe+gardens-116616379
Very cute home in Belair with the most gorgeous outlook off the balcony and out your main living area. I was quite disappointed that we missed out on getting the opportunity to photograph a beautiful sunset with this one. I am sure on a less drizzly day, it would be spectacular to sit on the balcony and watch the sun go down at this home. Check it out at: http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-sa-belair-116670895
Beautifully maintained townhouse in Wattle Street, Fullarton. A rental property that is now for sale in one of the most beautiful streets in Adelaide. Opposite the Wattle Street Pop Up market that was on this weekend. If you need to downsize or looking to enter the market into one of the most lovely spots in Adelaide then you should check it out.
Beautiful Queen Anne Villa in Prospect on the market with Alder and Co. If you are looking for a special property with original classy features then this might be for you. With high ceilings and gorgeous original fireplaces throughout this place has tonnes of style and charm. The owners have decorated in keeping with it's period style. Want to see more visit:
Looking to Downsize?
Recently we have photographed quite a few Units around Adelaide and thought we should share some. For those of you interested in something a little smaller.
They are all on the market now and I will share the links for each below.
Beautifully decorated 2 Bedroom unit at number 78/3 Noblet Street, Findon SA. On the market with Jenny Watson from Century 21 Mastacorp.
Two bedroom Unit in Greenacres also on the market with Jenny Watson from Century 21 Mastacorp.
Ground level unit at 2/3 Rosella St, Payneham, ready to just move on in. on the market with James Smith from Ray White Blackwood.
This home is a perfect entertainer with its very own home theatre room. So wonderful to be able to do twilight photos on this gorgeous home in Coromandel Valley. On the market with Ray White Blackwood.
To check it out have a look here, but be quick:
This circa 1910 railway cottage was a joy to photograph. Situated centrally in Blackwood, it is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It has some lovely stained glass windows steeped in Adelaide history, gorgeous jarrah floorboards and fireplaces. So many wonderful aspects to focus on, I was spoiled for choice for angles and beautiful shots. I love it when I get given such a property to photograph. So if anyone is looking for a place they can just move into with nothing to do, with original charm, check it out. http://raywhiteblackwood.com.au/sa/blackwood/1064678/ If you want to see a video:
This home is a great example of how to present your home for photographing and Open Inspections. With flowers placed strategically adding bursts of colour here and there, the photographer did not even need to make adjustments. Although a little bit of work and tidying was going on last minute behind the scenes, you would not be able to tell. We wish them all the best selling this lovely home in Brightview Ave, Blackwood. On the Market with Ray White Blackwood.
I just found this article and found it had some useful tips if you want to create that "Wow" factor. I find that in a lot of homes we are photographing lately many are taking these elements on. It certainly is raising the bar and if you want to get more people interested in coming out and becoming enthusiastic about your property there are a few easily achievable ideas in this article. For instance, the part about coordinating your fixtures. Simply replacing old door knobs with the same sort throughout a home, or updating taps in a bathroom. It won't break the bank and is an easy way to update your property. Here's the link to the full article, http://www.news.com.au/realestate/selling/tips-to-make-home-buyers-bite/story or feel free to read on below the cut and paste version.
Tips to make home buyers bite
Having spent the last few weekends out and about looking at houses in an attempt to upgrade from mini to massive (I wish) I have come to realize even more the importance of good property photographs. On the whole most photographers do a great job representing a property allowing the buyer to get a good idea of what it is like before they view it. Keeping in mind, it is often up to the agent to select the photos to be used in the advertising.
As a photographer myself, I am reasonably good at interpreting what a house is going to be like from the photos. I understand just how and what a photographer has done to capture a particular shot and can get a fair idea of what a property will be like before I view it in the flesh. But today a few things leapt out at me. Particularly in one instance when I viewed a property and was shocked to find that the view overlooking the pool of Glenelg and the City as a backdrop had not been captured or shown on the internet. I was not entirely sure how it was overlooked because to me it was a huge selling point of the property -indeed many at the open were marveling at the view also.
Missing a vital aspect of a property is certainly not ideal.Of course it is also important to remember that "less is more". I am not saying that it is a good idea to misrepresent and hide aspects of a property, but sometimes using a better angle can work marvels for that tired shag pile carpet or that orange and green seventies wall paper. Having searched the internet and saved the open times to my calendar I had prepared myself well. I was even ready to act maturely when it came to viewing the overwhelming 80’s tiled bathroom I had spotted. However, when confronted by it in person I was surprised to realize that it was not nearly as bad as the photo had made out. Sometimes it is better to use a well thought out angle and capture the essence of something rather than try and contain the whole in the small frame that the camera has to offer. In doing this you give the viewer an idea to expect certain furnishings without overwhelming them and exasperating an otherwise reasonable room.
Real Estate photography requires a fine balance. When photographing a home I like to capture the best aspects of a property as well as give a realistic impression to the buyers. While it is important to get people interested in a property there is little point if they come along expecting something very different. I often like to ask the owners which aspects they love about their home. Often they can point out an angle that I may miss due to the time constraints of a shoot. Afterall, it is the owners that bought it to begin with and have spent many years there so you would expect them to know the sweet spots.
But of course there are particular properties that just scream creativity. It is these homes that can take advantage of those arty shoots which create a mystery and lure in potential buyers by not telling the whole story. Architecturally designed homes or those homes a little out of the ordinary can benefit from photos a little off base with a creative edge to attract potential buyers who are intrigued to find out more and surprise and delight people upon inspection. Often it takes a courageous vendor and agent to use this sales technique, and my it’s fun for the photographer.
So, if you are putting your home on the market, please remember that good, well thought out photos are important.