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21 Tips For The Best Real Estate Photography



Judy Peterson Real Estate PhotographerJudy’s 21 Tips For Real Estate Photography

So here we are at another day of clouds and drizzle, not our most auspicious weather for those who have asked me to photograph their listings. However, since almost every cloud has a silver lining, it’s a great day to talk a little about Staging for Real Estate Photography and share my favorite 21 Tips For Real Estate Photography.

These are some of my best tips to guarantee that you have an awesome photo shoot for your real estate listing.

My 21 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Your Real Estate Photo Shoot are divided into Exterior  and Interior Photography  Tips.

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1105 Brynlawn Rd Villanova Pa 19085



1105 Brynlawn Rd Villanova Pa 19085Premier Philadelphia Main Line North Side Villanova Location!

Do you love “old house, old world charm” PLUS distinctive custom architectural design? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to live in one of the Philadelphia Main Line areas most distinctive neighborhoods, while enjoying old house charm PLUS modern design features!

Custom Architectural Design With a Touch of “Wow”!

As you can see in our slide show, 1105 Brynlawn Rd in Villanova Pa 19085 offers a wonderful location and charm galore!

Architect Helena van Vliet implemented the conversion of the open Carriage area into a dramatic new Entry Hall, Family Room addition and Master Bedroom Suite, featuring hardwood floors, a unique floor to ceiling stone fireplace, matching stone pillars, new windows, custom lighting and a charming circular staircase.

Built in 1850 and featuring a charming and authentic Ludowici clay tile roof, the property is rich in the history of Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and The Philadelphia Main Line area, having once been a part of the original Red Rose Farm and Mitchell Estates.

Historic Home Property Features-Offers some Wow Factor!

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Tredyffrin Easttown PA Real Estate Market 11/30/11



Tredyffrin Judy Peterson 11/11/11– Easttown Township Real Estate Market Report as of November 30, 2011

Median Sold and For Sale Prices Tredyffrin/Easttown Township: 

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Winning At Old Forge Crossing Devon Pa 19333



Old Forge Crossing Condo Community Open House

161 Old Forge Crossing Devon Pa CondoFive Realtors will present a Progressive Luncheon Open House Tour featuring 9 Listings in the Old Forge Crossing Condominium Community on Tuesday 8/23/11 from 11am – 2pm. Stop By for light refreshments. I’ll be serving yummy Chocolate Brownies at my listing at 161 Old Forge Crossing in Devon, Pa 19333.

161 Old Forge Crossing on Devon State Rd, first entrance from Rt 202 is a delightful first floor Condominium Home featuring real Hardwood Floors, new upgraded Gas Stove and fresh decorating. The location is ideal with private views, located adjacent to the Tennis Courts, the private Clubhouse and the community Pool. From the 202 entrance, drive straight back past the Clubhouse to “Old Glory” Building #11 on the left.

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Smile You Are On Real Estate Photography



Begin With Good Real Estate Photography

I have always enjoyed photography. In fact I can well remember the Christmas morning excitement as a kid when I got my first “Brownie” Camera and three rolls of film.Judy Peterson Real Estate Photography

I do my own Real Estate Photography and also sometimes do photography work for other Realtors®. Good Real Estate Marketing begins with good Real Estate Photography.

Real estate photography has become increasingly important with the growth of social media sharing sites like Twitter and Facebook and property search portals like Realtor. com, Trulia and Zillow. 98% of all home buyers begin their home search online. Home buyers browse for homes on the internet using mobile devices like  iPhones and other smart phones.

My Best Real Estate Photography Tips:

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3 Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid



Keeping The Right Stuff!

It was Shakespeare who said, “All the worlds a stage…”, aSellers Home Staging Tips pretty good metaphor for real estate in this market. Setting the stage, lights camera action- it should all be done before the curtain goes up. A good Professional Home Stager,  is worth their weight in gold.

The ASP, Association of Staging Professionals reports on the top 12 Home Improvements for Sellers as shown in a national Home Gain Survey including the potential return on investment.

3  Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid:

  1. Not Having a Plan – As a Realtor,  I offer staging tips to my Seller in a Pre-listing Consultation, but a Professional Staging Plan includes a written evaluation, and estimates within your budget. Please, always have a contract with any sub-contractors for your protection. Read the rest of this entry »
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Photography For Real Estate Listings



Real Estate Photography

Hello Digital Photography Goodby MLS Books. Get Over It!

The Real Estate Listing Photograph was a very lonely creature when I first began my Real Estate Career. There was only one black and white real estate photograph that lived in the MLS Books. The MLS Books were about the size of the Yellow Pages Telephone Directory.

Today our Trend MLS and other search portals can feature up to 25 color property photos. This is a brochure showing photos of a pending sale in Chesterbrook that drew numerous showings, open house visitors and offers to purchase.

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3 Ways Real Estate Is Like Scrabble



Scrabble and Real Estate

Scrabble rules of real estate

Perhaps you love to play Scrabble AND you have a penchant for the world of real estate like me. As a child I spent many happy Summer days playing marathon games of Monopoly with family and friends. And even today, a few running games of Scrabble on my iPhone helps keep the mental juices flowing. Now I would be the first person to acknowledge that I cringe whenever I hear someone refer to the “game of real estate”. Somehow it always makes me think of those sleazy get rich quick guys on late night TV.

We never want to think about buying or selling a home as a game, since it’s one of the most important financial and emotional events in our lives. But here are some similarities to both events that might give a little insight by way of comparison:

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Home Buyer Tax Credit Done When Obama Signs



Expanded Home Buyers Tax Credit Voted Up By Senate and House Today

Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended to April 30 2010Just today the United States House of Representatives voted 403-12 to extend and expand the Home Buyers Tax Credit.

The National Association of Realtors has provided this helpful document summarizing the details of the new Home Buyers Tax Credit.

Following the 48-0 vote by the United States Senate yesterday, and remembering our civics lessons, the Home Buyer Tax Credit will become law effective on the date that President Obama signs the bill. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Cliff Hanger



First Time Home Buyer Credit Cliff Hanger .  .  .  To Be Continued!

First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Cliff HangerThe Senate is working on approving  The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Extension. Part of the proposal is to Expand The Home Buyers Credit for existing home sellers/home buyers but so far there is no Senate Vote. Possibly next week there may be a vote ready to go to the House and from there who knows?

From Soap Operas like Days of Our Lives  (“tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode”), to Dallas, we’re drawn to cliff hangers. Who didn’t tune in  to find out, Who Shot JR? Read the rest of this entry »

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