Archive for the ‘Realtors’ Category

Here’s Mike shooting a marketing video for a new listing of his in Gastown. The roof of the unit was unfinished, so we had to go up on the neighbour’s roof and climb over. That’s how hard this guy works to sell a listing.

Staging Revisited

May 21, 2011

A couple of months ago I wrote about the virtues of staging. Just the other day I received a call from Keith Roy. I shot a staged condo last week for him. As he told it, this listing had been sitting on MLS for months with no action. After staging it and uploading my photos, he sold it within a few days. So if you find yourself with a languishing listing, staging might be your solution!

A Silk Purse…

May 14, 2011

It’s hard to believe that this beautiful home is inside a 100 year old building that used to be a BC Hydro Substation. But this East Vancouver beauty is one of twelve units in the unique structure, and makes the most of its high ceilings and spacious rooms. Of course, it helps to have great taste in interior design as well. If you’re interested, Lorne Goldman has the details.

Not a bad view

April 19, 2011

I just completed this shoot last night for Clive Benjafield. It’s a combo townhouse/office on West 8th in the False Creek area. I think this is the best vantage point for views in the city. You can see the densely packed downtown Vancouver core as well as the mountains behind it, and a 180 degree view to boot. And the inside of this place ain’t bad either….

North of Fourth

April 1, 2011

Those are magic words in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, because if you’re going to live there, you might as well be near the water! Vancouver realtor Debbie Custock has another restored character home on the market, featuring the best of both worlds: original fir paneling, oak floors, and solid brick fireplace, and a fully modern chef’s kitchen.

North Shore realtor Daryl Hoffman called me to shoot this unique home on the Seymour River in North Vancouver. It had a big, beautiful outdoor fireplace on the river side of the house. Not something you see every day. The tricky part of this shoot was to show the proximity of the home to the river itself. I finally found a suitable vantage point, and stitched a number of images into a panorama to show the big picture.

Shaughnessy Stunner

March 12, 2011

Another beautiful home just listed by Monique Badun and her team. This one is in Shaughnessy, and features a huge built-in wine cooler, media room, pool, gourmet kitchen, and a grand entry that will knock your socks off.

The Horsehoe Bay Way

March 11, 2011

I thought this house epitomized the Horseshoe Bay lifestyle perfectly. Huge open plan, lots of skylights to let in the western sun, cedar beams and earth tones throughout. And of course, a stunning view from just about every room in the house. If you can handle the commute (better yet, if you don’t have to commute) you will fall in love with this place. West Vancouver realtor Eric Christiansen has all the details.

Personal space

March 7, 2011

The owners of this home in Richmond’s Quilchena Green really wanted to make it their own, so they decked it out in vibrant colours, murals on the walls, and a toy train running through the kitchen. Here are a few shots of this unique home. Contact Dave Hutchinson for more information.

City Lights

February 5, 2011

Twilight shoots seem to be the rage right now. I just did another one of a downtown Vancouver condo. I love these floor to ceiling windows. You can get vertigo standing right against them and looking down. This home is in the Flatiron Building at 1277 Melville Street, on the 28th floor.

You just have to be patient to get these shots, and wait until almost all the daylight has left the sky. I generally shoot a number of frames with the interior lights on, then a couple with the lights off and blend them together to get rid of the reflections in the glass. One big cost savings with homes like these: you don’t need a TV. You can just stare out the window and watch the world go by.

If you like downtown living this place is ideal. Dodi Thorhaug has the details.