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What Real Estate Photography Footage Do I Need?

Real-Estate-Photography-Package-Choices
Real-Estate-Photography-Package-Choices

In this post we would like to share some of our experiences from working with our extensive network of realtors as we continue to film real estate properties from the ground, interior, and from the air all over the Tampa Bay area.

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is what photography package do we recommend for their listing. Obviously not all listings are created equal, but we do have some loose recommendations we follow when working with most of our customers.

For example, paying for a full interior, exterior, and aerial video real estate package does not make sense if the property is going to list for $350K. Just like selecting an interior and exterior only package does not make sense when the house is going to list for over $1M.

So below is a table which shows what we typically recommend to our customers:

Real Estate Property Value: $100 – $150,000

Recommended Photography Package: None
Explanation: Properties in this range usually will not benefit from professional photography at all

Real Estate Property Value: $160,000 – $300,000

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior Only
Explanation: Properties in this range primarily just need high quality interior and exterior pictures. If the property has a lot of land, waterfront, or a great community, we may recommend aerial as well

Real Estate Property Value: $300,000 – $500,000

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial
Explanation: Properties in this range will usually benefit from aerial pictures as well as interior and exterior pictures.  Also at the higher end of this price range we start recommending virtual tours of the property.

Real Estate Property Value: $500,000 – $1M

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial / Virtual Tour
Explanation: Properties in this range we recommend interior, exterior, aerial, and a virtual tour. For the higher end of this range we recommend our enhanced virtual tours which include exterior video in addition to interior and exterior pictures

Real Estate Property Value: $1M+

Recommended Photography Package: Interior / Exterior / Aerial / Aerial Video / Exterior Video /Interior Video
Explanation: Properties in this range we recommend everything to make your listing stand out and to show your customer that you will stop at nothing to sell their exquisite home as quickly as possible.

Exceptions

Keep in mind that these are very loose guidelines and we frequently adjust our recommendations based on the customer’s requirements. Sometimes the real estate agent only won the seller’s business by guaranteeing certain services such as a virtual tour or aerial footage. In those cases we are happy to oblige since we are a full service aerial, traditional, and video provider.  But we are in the business to ensure our customer’s get the most value for their footage which is why we make these recommendations.

More Information

Aerial Photography Gallery

Exterior Photography Gallery

Interior Photography Gallery

We look forward to continuing to work with real estate professionals, construction companies, and other customers needing only the best footage from around the Tampa Bay area.

Aerial Real Estate Video Tour of The Waterchase Community

In this video we take you on an aerial drone tour of  the prestigious community of WATERCHASE.

The Community

Waterchase offers active residents exceptional luxury, convenient services, and engaging activity programs within our resort-style community.

Waterchase boasts eight (8) distinct neighborhoods: Mar Azul, Savona, Alicante, Aberdeen, Astoria, Ashton, Baleares, and Provence. The neighborhoods are harmoniously situated throughout 475 acres that include miles of walking paths interlaced through the professionally landscaped tropical gardens, perfectly manicured lawns, and past protected natural woodlands, freshwater lakes, and streams. Our community features 633 family and estate homes and 132 townhomes. Waterchase has both single and multi-story homes, townhomes, and estate homes reflecting Mediterranean, Ranch Hacienda, and Craftsman style architecture.

The Waterchase Mediterranean-style clubhouse is the social center and heart of our active community. The clubhouse grounds include four (4) lighted tennis courts, a multi-use activities field, two (2) Olympic size pools, one sporting a fabulously popular two-story waterslide, lighted basketball courts, and children’s playground. The clubhouse contains a fitness center, activities room, meeting rooms, property management offices, and two-story fireplace-anchored great room.

Our 24-hour manned guard gated family-friendly community is located within a top-rated school district; close proximity to numerous shopping malls, excellent restaurants, and golf courses; 30 minutes from downtown Tampa; 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport; and 20 minutes from popular Gulf beaches.

Waterchase – enjoy world-class amenities and a resort lifestyle every day of the year.

(Source: The Waterchase website)

Aerial Real Estate Video

At DroneVU Studios we went on location to film this prestigious community to show potential homebuyers and existing homeowners the community in ways that were not possible less than a few years ago.

We specialize in aerial real estate videos, traditional real estate slideshows, and aerial real estate photography. Contact us today to let us help you showcase your prestigious community to your future homeowners.

Aerial Drone Video of Saint Augustine, FL

In this video we went on location to Saint Augustine, Florida to film the historic city from the ground and from the air.

St. Augustine (Spanish: San Agustín) is a city in northeast Florida and the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States.[6] The county seat of St. Johns County,[7] it is part of Florida’s First Coast region and the Jacksonville metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 12,975. The United States Census Bureau’s 2013 estimate of the city’s population was 13,679, while the urban area had a population of 69,173 in 2012.

Saint Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral and Florida’s first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. He named the settlement “San Agustín”, as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida on August 28, 1565, the feast day of St. Augustine. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years, and remained the capital of East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain. It was designated the capital of the Florida Territory until Tallahassee was made the capital in 1824. Since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinct historical character has made the city a major tourist attraction. It is also the headquarters for the Florida National Guard.

The city is a popular travel destination for its Spanish colonial-era buildings as well as elite 19th-century architecture. The city’s historic center is anchored by St. George Street, which is lined with historic houses from various periods. Most of these houses are reconstructions of buildings that had been burned or demolished over the years, though a few of them are original.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Stay tuned, because we are not done! The still photography and aerial photography album will be out soon.  At DroneVU Studios we specialize in aerial real estate videos, traditional real estate slideshows, and aerial real estate photography.

Aerial Drone Pictures of Lake Dan Preserve

Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve
Aerial Drone Picture of Lake Dan / Lake Frances Preserve

Located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556 Lake Frances Preserve is home to more than 1600 acres of wet pine flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. Brooker Creek and Lake Frances are the primary water features.

This 1100-acre preserve contains a 17-acre lake, dry pine and oak woods, freshwater marshes, seasonally wet pine flatwoods, and cypress swamps.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves, together, span nearly 3,000 acres, and contains natural habitats such as mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, hardwood hammock, basin swamps, freshwater marshes, and cypress domes.

The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves are owned and managed by the
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

The Lake Dan Preserve purchased with funding from Hillsborough County’s Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program and joint funding from the Florida Communities Trust.

Access

Trailer parking for the equestrian trail is located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road.     The lot is open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Sunday; gates will be locked after that time.   The remainder of the Preserve is open to foot traffic during daylight hours.

(Source: Hillsborough County)

Check out the aerial and terrestrial album by clicking the link below or the picture above, and stay tuned as we bring you even more aerial and terrestrial pictures of natural real estate, commercial real estate, and construction real estate around the Tampa Bay area.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/113

Bok Tower Gardens Photography Album Published

Aerial Drone Photography Album of Bok Tower Gardens
Aerial Drone Photography Album of Bok Tower Gardens

DroneVU Studios went on location to the Bok Tower Gardens located at 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 to film the Bok Tower Gardens from the air and using traditional photography.

Bok Tower Gardens (also known as Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower) is a National Historic Landmark, contemplative garden, and bird sanctuary located north of Lake Wales, Florida, United States. It consists of a 250-acre garden, the 205 foot tall Singing Tower with its carillon bells, Pine Ridge Trail, Pinewood Estate, and a visitor center. The tower is built upon Iron Mountain, one of the highest points in Florida, estimated to be 295 feet above sea level. It is a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Singing Tower is the centerpiece of the gardens. The tower was built at the highest elevation of the site, south of a reflection pool that allows the water to reflect its full image. A 60-bell carillon set within the 205-foot tall, Gothic Revival and Art Deco tower that was designed by architect Milton B. Medary. Construction on the tower began in 1927 and was completed for the dedication of the gardens in 1929, when it was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge. The tower is 51 feet square at its base, changing form at 150 feet high to an octagon with 37 foot sides that include sculptures designed by Lee Lawrie. The tower is surrounded by a 15-foot moat that serves as a Koi pond. It is built of pink Etowah marble and gray Creole marble, mined in Tate, Georgia, and Florida native coquina stone, from Daytona Beach, Florida.

Although the tower’s interior is not open to the public, it contains the Anton Brees Carillon Library, said to be the largest carillon library in the world. It also is home to the Chao Research Center Archives which keeps various institutional records related to Bok Tower.

(Source: wikipedia.org)

DroneVU Studios took what is perhaps the first ever aerial drone photographs of the Bok Tower,  showing how modern technology can show ancient landmarks in ways never seen before.

The aerial photo album of the Bok Tower Gardens is now available. Click the following link or the picture above to view the album.

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/88

Bok Tower Gardens Aerial Drone Video

DroneVU Studios went on location to the Bok Tower Gardens located at 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853 to film the Bok Tower Gardens from the air and using traditional photography.

Bok Tower Gardens (also known as Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower) is a National Historic Landmark, contemplative garden, and bird sanctuary located north of Lake Wales, Florida, United States. It consists of a 250-acre garden, the 205 foot tall Singing Tower with its carillon bells, Pine Ridge Trail, Pinewood Estate, and a visitor center. The tower is built upon Iron Mountain, one of the highest points in Florida, estimated to be 295 feet above sea level. It is a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Singing Tower is the centerpiece of the gardens. The tower was built at the highest elevation of the site, south of a reflection pool that allows the water to reflect its full image. A 60-bell carillon set within the 205-foot tall, Gothic Revival and Art Deco tower that was designed by architect Milton B. Medary. Construction on the tower began in 1927 and was completed for the dedication of the gardens in 1929, when it was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge. The tower is 51 feet square at its base, changing form at 150 feet high to an octagon with 37 foot sides that include sculptures designed by Lee Lawrie. The tower is surrounded by a 15-foot moat that serves as a Koi pond. It is built of pink Etowah marble and gray Creole marble, mined in Tate, Georgia, and Florida native coquina stone, from Daytona Beach, Florida.

Although the tower’s interior is not open to the public, it contains the Anton Brees Carillon Library, said to be the largest carillon library in the world. It also is home to the Chao Research Center Archives which keeps various institutional records related to Bok Tower.

(Source: wikipedia.org)

DroneVU Studios took what is perhaps the first ever aerial drone photographs of the Bok Tower,  showing how modern technology can show ancient landmarks in ways never seen before.

But we are not done yet, stay tuned, the aerial photography album and traditional still photography album will be posted soon.

Skyway Bridge – Album Published

Aerial Drone Photograph of the Skyway Bridge
Aerial Drone Photograph of the Skyway Bridge

DroneVU Studios went on location to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to create an aerial photography album of the bridge.

The Travel Channel rated the Sunshine Skyway number 3 in its special on the Top 10 Bridges in the World.

The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge is a bridge spanning Tampa Bay, Florida, with a cable-stayed main span, and a total length of 4.1 miles. It is part of I-275 and connects St. Petersburg in Pinellas County and Terra Ceia in Manatee County, Florida, passing through Hillsborough County waters. Construction of the current bridge began in 1982, and the completed bridge was dedicated on February 7, 1987. The new bridge cost $244 million to build, and was opened to traffic on April 20, 1987. It replaced an older bridge constructed in 1954, which was partly destroyed in a collision in 1980.

Click the following link to see the full album or click the picture above:

http://dronevustudios.com/gallery/index.php?/category/54

 

Additional Details

Total length 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Width 94 feet (29 m)
Height 431 feet (131 m)
Longest span 1,200 feet (366 m)
Vertical clearance 193 feet (59 m)
Clearance below 175 feet (53 m)