The Professional Real Estate Photography and Real Estate Video Service in Arizona
Snap2Close is the #1 professional real estate and property photography business in Phoenix metro area and exclusively dedicated to helping Realtors and agents professionally market their properties by providing them with ultra high quality HDR photographic images, Video Virtual Tours, Zillow and Professional Walkthrough Videos, Pro Home Tour Videos, Aerial Drone Photography and Videos, Matterport 3D tours, custom single property branded and unbranded webpages, and drag and drop flyer generator tools. Our clients' listings get more views, sell faster and at a greater price.
Our Realistic and Ultra High Quality Real Estate & Property Photography
Snap2Close is dedicated to helping Realtors market their listings. We use only the highest quality professional full frame Canon 5D Mark IV cameras and lenses with supported speedlights, wireless controllers and tripods with geared heads to capture the highest quality photographic images in the industry. Snap2Close also uses its proprietary image processing system which uses over 35 million calculations per photo to deliver your professional real estate photos with unsurpassed clarity, tonal range and realism. In addition to providing superior HDR real estate photography, we also offer a wide assortment of real estate videos to increase your inquires by more than 400%.
Amazing professional real estate photos and videos are just one part of our powerful package. Snap2Close also provides you with the Real Estate Photography industry’s most comprehensive Client Center and Custom Dashboard. Our system had been designed by industry professionals to assure that your Dashboard is easy to use and navigate.
However the real power is in the visual marketing tools that have been designed to help you sell your listings faster and for more money!! Every client automatically receives a branded and non-branded webpage and powerful analytic tools, plus and an easy to use"drag-and-drop" flyer generator which use very high resolution print quality photos and has a QR Code link to your branded webpage.
With Snap2Close you get:
- Professional and Very Realistic HDR Photos
- Beautiful Virtual Tours
- Professional Videos with 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilization
- Zillow Walkthrough Video
- Enhanced Video Walkthroughs
- Pro-Video Home Tours
- Drone Videos and Photography
- 360 Degree Panorama Tours
- Matterport 3D Virtual Tours
- Custom web pages built for your listings plus free Hosting
- Mobile & Tablet Optimized
- Full Screen Views of your Real Estate Photos
- Host all of your videos, 360s & Matterport 3D Tours
- Easy to use as a Virtual Tour link on ARMLS & Realtor.com
- Interactive PDF Flyer Generator with QR Code Link to your branded web page.
Accredited, Certified and Professional
Our clients agree that we are the preferred real estate photography service in the Phoenix area.
Facts about Real Estate Photography
FACT: Listings having professional photographs sell 50% faster and 39% closer to the asking price.
A study compared 350 listings using professional photography against 350 self listings in the same ZIP code. Those having used professional photography sold 50% faster and 39% closer to the original listing price than the homes without professional photos.
FACT: Listings with professional photographs get 61% more views.
The National Association of Realtors reports that listings using professional photography get 61% more views online. In fact, many buyers say they won't even consider visiting a home in person if the photos online are not of professional quality.
Custom Branded and Unbranded Webpages
Snap2Close provides each of our clients with two custom single property webpages, one being branded so you can upload your headshot, brokerage logo and contact information for sharing on social media sites such as Facebook and one unbranded with can be used as a virtual tour link on ARMLS and Realtor.com. Each of these webapges include higher resolution listing photographs than allowed my ARMLS and can be viewed in full screen mode. The webpages can also host your Video Virtual Tours, Enhanced Video Walkthroughs, Pro Video Home Tours, Drone Videos, 360 degree panoramas, and Matterport 3D Tours. Each webpage also includes a Google Map and a map and list of nearby places, such as schools, restaurants and shopping centers. We even provide you with a webpage analytics tools so your can track how many times your webpages have been clicked on. Please click HERE to see a sample.
Savvy Realtors use these webpages as tools to show potential listing clients how they are going to market their homes. This gives them a decidedly increased compititive advantages. Best of all, these two webpages are absolutely free.
Real Estate Videos Help Sell Your Listings Even Faster
Successful Realtors know that professional photos is only the start to quickly selling their listings quicker and for more money. They also know that to be even more successful on ARMLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and other branded MLS and IDX sites that they need an extra competitive advantage that drives potential home buyers to click on and view their online listings before others. One study by international listing website Domain.com found that videos increased listing inquiries by 403 percent. That’s inquiries, not just views. In other words, properties listed with some type of video generated four times the number of quality leads. That’s not surprising, given the information density and memorability of video. You’ve heard that a picture is worth 1,000 words? Well, Forrester Research found that just one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words — that’s the same as roughly 3,600 Web pages of text. And according to the Online Publishers Association, 80 percent of viewers remember what they’ve seen in online videos. Video Virtual Tours, Walkthrough Videos and Professional Property Videos factually accomplish that goal.
Snap2Close offers four different video and video combination solutions to help you sell your listings even faster and for more money. These are Video Virtual Tours, Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Videos, Enhanced Walkthrough Videos and Professional Home Tour Videos. Each of these is detailed below.
Video Virtual Tours
It’s common to hear “video tours” and “virtual tours” lumped together in the same category, as if they’re the same thing. In reality, video tours and virtual tours are worlds apart in what they offer sellers, buyers and agents. A Video Virtual Tour is a slideshow of your professional photographs with "Ken Burns-Effects" (also known as "pan-and-scan"), background music and motion graphics. Video Virtual Tours generate an emotional and entertaining viewing experience for the potential home buyers as well as giving the Realtor an excellent piece of media to help the engage future clients. ARMLS and Realtor.com gives special recognition to listings that have a video virtual tour. The advantage for Realtors is that Virtual tours are easy to create and as such are inexpensive.
Snap2Close video virtual tours are template based and created using Adobe After Effects software. Each Virtual Tour is produced twice - one unbranded for your custom unbranded webpage and ARMLS and one branded for you to share on multimedia. We currently offer the following three Video Virtual Tour templates:
Classic Never Fails - Unbranded Sample
Won't Stop Dreaming - Branded Sample
Larger Than Life - Branded Sample
Understanding How to Use Real Estate Videos
The secret that most successful Realtors know is that the playing field is not level when it comes to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and others listing sites. For example, Realtor.com accepts Video Virtual Tours and places the following icon on top of the first image on the listings webpage: Whereas Zillow and Trulia do not accept Video Virtual Tours. However, Realtor.com does not provide an icon indicating that the listing has a walkthrough video or other professional video. As a matter of fact, Realtor.com does not even show walkthrough or professional videos on their website. However, savvy Realtors know that placing their videos along side their Video Virtual Tours on the VR Tour link solves that problem. Snap2Close is the only company that provides that solution in the greater Phoenix area.
Conversely, Zillow and Trulia do not allow Realtors to use virtual tours on their websites, yet they will display an icon for a walkthroughs video or other professional video. Zillow displays an icon on the first photo and Trulia simply displays a icon on listings with a video. Zillow, which also owns Trulia, allow Realtors and Zillow Certified Photographers to record a 2 minute video using their Zillow Mobile App. While these videos are proven to create many more listing clicks (potential home buyers clicking on the listing) they can also be very boring because they do not include any background music, graphics, titles, or professional editing. To better learn about the typical quality of a Zillow Walkthrough Video then simply visit their website at Zillow.com and look at several of their videos. Most of these are done by Realtors who do not use any type of stabilization equipmemt and the resulting videos can be pretty jerky and difficult to watch.
Snap2Close offers three types of Walkthrought or Pro Tour Videos, all of which use professionl 3-Axis Gimbal stabilizers, including the Zillow App video. Below are samples and descriptions of the three different types of videos offered.
Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Video
Enhanced Walkthrough Video
Pro Video Home Tour
Snap2Close offers Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Videos utilizing a 3-Gimbal DJI OSMO Mobile 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer, which holds the cell phone thereby creating a much smoother video. Also, since we shoot a great many videos each week, we are very experienced at createding Zilliow videos that are capture our vidoes in a logical order and that are much smoother and easier to watch.
The most significant drawback with a Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Video is that it cannot be used on ARMLS or any other MLS system and does not automatically appear on Realtor.com, nor can they be used on social Media sits like Facebook or YouTuble. Nor can they can not they be used on Snap2Close custom single property lising webpages. This is a significant limiation for Realtors and Agents trying to market their listings.
Snap2Close offers a unique Enhanced Video Walkthrough as a very affordable alternative to the limited Zillow walkthrough video. These videos can be up to 6 minutes long, are recorded with an DJI Osmo' Zenmuse X3 Camera with a built in 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer stabilizer. The Zenmuse X3 camera records video at 1080p is a much higher quality camera than your typical Apple or Android mobile phone. However, the OSMO+ does use a mobile phone as a monitor so that the user can see what is actually being recorded. Our Enhanced Video Walkthroughs are professionally edited using Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects software, and include motion graphics, and background music. The resulting quality is perhaps a 1,000% better, more entertaining and comprehensive than a limited Zillow App video.
The great advantage of a Snap2Close Enhanced Video Walkthrough for your listing is that it can be embedded in ARMLS, used on multiple MLS systems, Realtor.com, and your listing's custom webpages, as well as be published on Facebook and other social media sites. Plus, since Snap2Close is a Zillow Certified Photographer we can upload the our Enhanced Video Walkthroughs to Zillow thereby giving you the same advantage of moving your listing to or near the top of the their search results.
The Pro Video Home Tour a totally different type of video and is recorded with a very high quality Canon 5D Mark IV full sensor camera and utilizes a DJI Ronin-M stabilizer which provides smooth pan and tilt video clips. Plus the Ronin family of camera stabilizers are standard equipment in the film industry allow for a much smoother walkthrough videos, and motorized pans and tilts. Pro-Video Tours are typically shorter in length than our Enhanced Video Walkthroughs, but are more entertaining and enticing to potential home buyers. Our Pro Video Home Tours are professionally edited using Adobe's Premiere Pro and After Effects software, and include motion graphics, and background music.
The Snap2Close Pro Video Home Tour is also compatible with all MLS systems and can viewed on Realtor.com as a part of a video virtual tour and can be used on any custom webpage a listing may have and can be posted on Facebook and other social media sites. Additinally, Pro Video Home Tours are automatically uploaded to Zillow thereby putting your listing at or near the top of the search results.
Drone Photos and Videos
Snap2Close also offers professional aerial drone photos and videos. Our sophisticated radio controlled helicopters are specially equipped with industry exclusive hardware and high end 4K Ultra HD cameras needed to create exceptional drone videos every time. And, our pilots are FAA licensed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) drone pilots.
Our DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus drones allow us to capture beautiful high resolution aerial photography that can't be acquired with other aerial platforms. Full-time camera control, live camera view, GPS drone stabilization, and precise stabilized gimbals allow us to capture epic low-light imagery never thought possible on a flying platform. Real-time GPS on-screen display allow us to frame up the perfect shot at the precise height and location you request. Here are two sample drone videos.
Aerial drone videos captures unique, high-altitude perspectives of properties in a way that no other image- or video-capture technology can. Aerial drone videos help convey the complete spatial view of a property and present a true lifestyle view. From proximity to parks, topographic features such as mountains, valleys and lakes and in some cases vast acreage aerial drone videos highlights benefits that can't be captured through ground-based photography and video.
360 Degree Panorama Tours
360 Panoramas are becoming very popular again with Realtors as an affordable alternative to Matteport 3D Tours. This is in part to the higher quality 360 cameras, which are also becoming popular with the general population. While we are not yet to the point were potential homebuyers are expecting it, it is becoming a sought after feature to help them explore the listed property. Just think about it, do 360-degree views of rooms help your customer make a more informed buying decision? The answer is obviously yes. If a photo says a thousand words, then a 360 photo is the whole book. There is no better way to visualize the internal area of any real estate than with 360 photos. Snap2Close now offers 360 Panorama Tours. Our website will have samples for you to view within the next two weeks.
State-of-the-Art Matterport® PRO 3D Virtual Tours
While 360 Panorama Tours can clearly show each and every room of your listing, the Matterport 3D Virtual Tours is a way to take the potential buyer to the next level. On average, potential buys spend three times more time viewing a listing with immersive 3d tours than listings with photos alone. Plus, showing your new potential listing client that your professional marketing efforts includes three dimensional virtual tours is a way to set yourself apart from other agents.
So if a picture is a worth a thousand words, the best way to explain the Matterport 3D Tour is to demonstrate it. Click the 'Play' button (triangle) in the center of the Matterport Tour below to start. When the tour starts, the lower left-hand corner of the screen will contain a series of icons. The walking symbol takes you to the virtual 3D walkthrough (default). There are also icons for 'Dollhouse View' and a photo-realistic top-down floorplan.
How does Matterport work?
Our scans are done using the Matterport® PRO 3D Camera. This unique device allows us to 'walk' your home, taking a series of detailed, Hi-Res 360 degree scans along the way. After the entire property has been 'mapped', the culmination of all images is merged and configured into an immersive 3D world that visitors can interact with on any device including PC's, tablets, cell phones, and virtual reality headsets such as Google Cardboard or Samsung
Imagine having potential buyers from just about anywhere in the world being able to walk the interior of your listing just like they were there! The detail and immersiveness of this unique tool will keep potential buyers engaged and interested.
Matterport Floor Plans
As a by-product of the Matterport scans we also have the capability of providing you with amazingly detailed floor plans as can be see below.