The Ultimate Aerial Shot

For an average home, you take 10 photos.

For a more expensive home, you take 18 photos (the maximum number allowed on MLS).

For an expensive home in an especially gorgeous setting or with a stunning view (or both), you take 18 photos, plus use a boom to show the home’s context.

Finally, for the truly exquisite home in a one-of-a-kind location, you don’t use a boom — you use a helicopter?!?

300′ Boom?

That — or a 300 foot boom — are my only theories to explain the extraordinary perspective on the photo (above) of this $2 million Georgian Colonial on the southeast corner of Minneapolis’ Cedar Lake.

David Pritchett of RE/MAX Results, the listing agent, is also presumably responsible for the terrific shot.

By contrast, a boom shot looks more like the one below, of a home just off the west side of Cedar Lake (note the Minneapolis skyline in the upper left corner, across the lake).

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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