aerial shot

Target Field at Night: Leaving a Few — or A LOT — of Lights On

Hosting the Vikings – Packers Game.  Not. “We’ll leave the light on for you.” –Tagline, Motel 6 advertising campaign I’ve heard of people leaving a few lights on when they’re not home, just to give the impression that someone’s there. But, is there some reason now-empty Target Field is lit up like a Roman candle...
Read More

Show > Tell: The Appeal of Aerial/Boom Shots

“Spectacular Estate on Nearly 4 Acres” No, boom shots — aerial shots if they’re taken from a plane (drone??) — aren’t cheap. But, neither are the homes they’re marketing. Which is kind of the point. Instead of merely telling prospective Buyers that this 7 BR/8 Bath home (above) sits on nearly four acres, the photo...
Read More

From Curb Appeal to Roof(?) Appeal

Going to Great Lengths (Literally) For an Exterior Home Shot Normally, I think it’s a mistake to skip an exterior shot of the front of the home. That’s because — however underwhelming the home’s curb appeal may be — prospective Buyers will assume it’s worse when there’s no photo. Every rule has its exception, though,...
Read More

“A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words” –Exhibit #24

  I LOVE aerial shots — and Sellers should, too. Take this especially flattering photo (above) of 9106 Breckinridge, in Eden Prairie’s Bearpath neighborhood. Instead of telling prospective Buyers that this home backs up to the 7th fairway at Bearpath, this photo shows ’em. Edina Realty’s Jack and Missy Vilett have the listing; the asking price is...
Read More

Boom? Or Helicopter?!?

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....
Read More

For Sale Near Interlachen in Edina

Buy the Lot, Get the Home for Free Beautiful property with west views of Highland Lake! Premier lot close to Interlachen golf course! Home is not available for showing. –per MLS “Home for sale, home not available for showing.” Huh?? It turns out that what’s really for sale here is the land:  according to Hennepin...
Read More
1 2