Spotlight Tour- Week #26

Spotlight Tour- Week #26

Enjoy summer days & nights with outstanding outdoor living!

Redmond, WA

See The Story of This Home

Flowing floor plan with three sets of French doors leading to the romantic backyard setting. Enjoy summer days & nights with outstanding outdoor living. Large refinished deck, relaxing hot tub, & beautifully landscaped grounds. Updated thru-out with poetic archways, sprawling hardwoods, granite in kitchen and stylish baths. Huge lower level bonus room. Enjoy all Tam O’Shanter has to offer golf, tennis, pool, clubhouse with restaurant, and park all included!

Professional HDR photography & Matterport provider by Patrick H.L

 

If you are interested in listing your home or have questions, please contact:

 

 

 

Windermere Real Estate

Denny Hancock

14405 SE 36th Street Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98006

Drone Shots Made Easy

Adding aerial images and video can really add a wow factor to a normal listing.  In this post I detail some of the tips and tricks I use in drone shooting.  Hopefully it can help you too.

I am flying with a Mavic Pro2 with the Hasselblad camera.  The thing I like about the Mavic is it is small, easy to maneuver, stable and the camera lens and sensor are great.  I also have a Phantom 3 Advanced, and I find it a bit harder to use, and less stable.  So if you are still using a Phantom, you might think of upgrading.  

Creating an aerial video is not hard.  The FloorPlanOnline production department will take your video clips and make a custom video.  All we need is raw footage to help us tell the story.  You can check out the FPO Air doc on some key moves you should have for each video.  I also have compiled a few videos from YouTube that explain some of the modes that help make it easier.  The Mavic has more but the Phantoms also have various flight modes.  Just search YouTube for your specific model and modes.  

At the end of the day, we just need some stable, well exposed clips to put in a video.  These are generally 2-5 second clips.  All you need to do is fly and record and FPO Production will extract the clips out of the footage.  Just follow the shots in the FPO Air doc.  

 

 

Staff Photographer Positions

Staff Photographer Positions

Our Growing Real Estate Photography and FloorPlan Company is currently looking to add Real Estate Photographers / FAA Certified Drone Pilots to the team in multiple locations.  We may also consider you for an area manager position which entails a deeper relationship with FloorPlanOnline as a licensee of our system.  Locations include:

  • Seattle, WA (to work with our area manager)
  • Portland, OR
  • Southern California (to work with our area manager)
  • Chicago ((to work with our area manager)
  • Denver, CO
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bay Area, CA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Spokane, WA
  • Boise, ID
  • Bend, OR
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Boston, MA
  • Carleston, SC
  • Florida (all areas)
  • Houston, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Washington, DC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Rhode Island
  • Upstate NY
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cincinnati, OH

As a Real Estate Photographer, you will be responsible for providing a series of creative, high quality HDR photographs of the home and neighborhood amenities, as well as Drone Photos & Video for Residential and Commercial Properties.  No editing or HDR processing is required as we use our centralized production team to process the photos.

You will also be required to use a Matterport camera to create 360 visuals and floor plans for properties (leveraging the FloorPlanOnline system that converts Matterport into a floor plan).  Having an existing Matterport camera is a plus, but not a requirement.

Equipment needed:

  • DSLR Camera (full frame preferred)
  • Wide Angle Lens for equivalent of 10 to 16 mm
  • Heavy Duty Tripod
  • External Flash
  • Drone with Photo and Video capacity
  • Reliable vehicle and valid license, with current insurance
  • Computer with Internet access.
  • Laser measuring device (preferred)
  • Matterport 3D camera and/or 360 Camera (Theta V or Z1)

You must have all of the items above (or be willing to procure them) to be considered for this position.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills
  • Flexible Schedule to work during normal business hours with some later nights a possibility
  • Resourceful, Helpful, and a Self Starter
  • Leader / Team Player
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • FAA Part 107 Certification (or pilot license)
  • Samples or website link of recent work

We would love to hear from you:

If you meet all the requirements above, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, like to meet new people, and like working in a different setting everyday, this could be the right fit for you.

Please provide samples of your work with your resume when applying for this position.

Job Type: Contract position, possibly market manager potential.

Salary: $50.00 to $75.00 /hour based on a per job payout.  The average payout will vary based on the job and location.

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Is a FloorPlan worth a thousand pictures?

Is a FloorPlan worth a thousand pictures?

There was an interesting article published by RETechnology about the importance of floor plans for listings. See the article here.  In this article, they reference a Rightmove study out of the UK that indicated 20% of browsers would not even look at a property that did not have a floor plan, and the users ranked floor plans as more important than the listing photos and property info!  Wow.  Now, floor plans have been more prevalent in Europe, but the National Association of Realtors also does their own study each year of buyers and sellers, and guess what, floor plans were in the top 3 in terms of very helpful info, right behind photos and detailed property info.  See the NAR Study here.

As a FloorPlanOnline customer, you probably know this great info and present it as part of your listing presentation.  If not, take this as an opportunity to differentiate at the listing appointment to Wow your seller with how you will market their home.  After all, a seller was once a buyer, so what you present as to how you will attract buyers to the listing will just solidify your expertise regarding the right marketing strategy for the listing.  The seller will see the difference and likely select you!

Our tour platform is the most robust out there, hands down. First we are the only tour company in the US that owns their own 2D/3D floor plan tool.  This has great strategic importance for us, not only for tours, but for our HomeDiary platform as well. Our tours are also secure, which means you can not only embed the whole tour into a blog post or a website, like you see below, it helps us automatically convert the unbranded tour pulled from the MLS data feed to the branded tour on sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Redfin and even your company website and your personal one. Just configure your Brandkeepr settings under the profile.

Try this embedded tour – all content works, including on any mobile device.  Just start clicking!

Suggested action item for you.  Each time you have a listing, write a blog post describing the home, what is special about it or the location, and embed the tour into the page.  Then leverage social media channels to post the blog post link and get people coming to your site.  This is great content for Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and more.