photography

Why is Real Estate Photography so Expensive?

We hear it asked fairly frequently, “Why is real estate photography so expensive?  All you have to do is push the button!”  As professional photographers, some days we all wish it were that easy.  Let’s take a brief look at just what goes into a “typical” real estate shoot: So the next time you might wonder why your photographer’s prices …

Columbia MD vacant room

How Can Virtual Staging Help Sell a Property?

What, exactly, is virtual staging? As defined by Wikipedia, it is a type of home staging which is created through the use of graphic editors.  In other words, furniture and accessory pieces are created in a specific program and then those pieces are inserted into a photograph.  These items may consist of tables, chairs, sofas, rugs, plants, artwork, bedroom sets, patio …

Reisterstown Md main exterior with snow

Snow? Bah Humbug!

Snow? Rain? It happens and sometimes unexpectedly.  Today was one of those days.  The photoshoot was scheduled for first thing in the morning and we were hoping to beat the snow/rain and then snow that was forecast.  No such luck – before backing out of the driveway the rain turned to snow.  So what’s an architectural/real estate photographer to do? …

Halethorpe MD Living Room

The Importance of Photography as a part of Branding

Photography is but a small part of branding for any real estate agent.  What is meant by ‘branding’?  According to the Small Business Encyclopedia at entrepreneur.com: “Simply put, your brand is your promise to your customer.  It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from that of your competitors.  Your brand …

Upperco MD Exterior

Transparency and Real Estate Sales

Yesterday I had an interesting (and thought provoking) conversation with one of my clients about transparency in real estate marketing and how it can affect home sales.  I had recently photographed a listing for her and she took the time to provide me with some of the backstory… Her clients (the sellers) had purchased the home just a few months …

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2017 – Are You Ready?

2017 is starting off with a bang at Charm City Virtual Tours! We began our business in the fall of 2008 – just as the housing market was crashing around us! Since then we’ve photographed thousands of properties – residential real estate, commercial real estate, and those things in-between. It doesn’t look like this year will be an exception, and …