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. Plus, we provide you with next business day delivery!!
Snap2Close is dedicated to helping Phoenix area 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 Ultra 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.
Snap2Close provides each of our clients with two custom single real estate property/listing webpages, one being branded so you can upload your head-shot, 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 webpages 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 Phoenix area 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 competitive advantages. Best of all, these two webpages are absolutely free.
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.
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.
Realtor.com reports that listings with virtual tours receive 87% more views that listings without one.
The rise of technology and the use of the Internet has definitely moved us towards a visually-based culture. This can be clearly seen in the real estate industry. As a matter of fact, Realtor.com statistics report that listings with virtual tours receive 87% more views than listings without tours (including those with still photos alone).
Video Virtual tours make a property stand out among online listings. According to the National Association of Realtors 54% of home-buyers will not even look at a property unless it has a virtual tour. This tells you that if you don't have a video virtual tour, you will automatically be losing more than half of your potential customers.
What these statistics don’t tell you is the definition of a virtual tour. Historically a virtual tour is a video slideshow with text graphics and music. However, today it also includes walkthrough videos and/or 3D Matterport tours. Walkthrough Videos are certainly more entertaining and take much less effort than than 3D tours. As a matter of fact, Zillow reports that listings with walkthrough videos get 300% more views than those without. That’s not surprising, given the information density and memorability of video. You’ve heard that a picture is worth 1,000 words? 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.
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 four Video Virtual Tour templates. Note: To see the videos at full resolution please click on the title of the Video Virtual Tour. This action will open a new tab and take you directly to our Vimeo channel.
The secret that only a few successful Realtors know is that the playing field is not level when it comes to Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and others listing sites. So it is vitally important for all Realtors to understand how to maximize the benefits of using video to achieve an increase in the number of potential buyer inquires. 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. Note: Snap2Close's unbranded Mls-compliant webpages includes space for Video Virtual Tours, Walkthrough and Pro Videos, Drone Videos, Panoramas, and Matterport 3D Tours. To our knowledge, no other real estate photography or video service in Phoenix area provide you with such a comprehensive Mls-compliant webpage.
Conversely, Zillow and Trulia do not allow Realtors to use Virtual Tours or webpage links 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, allows Zillow Premier Agents 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 videoed by Zillow Premier Agents who do not use any type of stabilization equipment and the resulting videos can be pretty jerky and difficult to watch. However, any true walkthrough video, whether from their mobile app or a more professional video, will receive improved sort order ranking in the Zillow search results. This means many times more clicks and therefore more inquiries. However, it is important to note that Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Videos cannot be used on MLS, Realtor.com or any other IDX website using MLS.
Snap2Close offers three types of Real Estate Walkthrough or Pro Tour Videos, all of which use professional 3 or 4-Axis Gimbal stabilizers, including the Zillow App video. Below are samples and descriptions of the three different types of videos offered.
Snap2Close offers Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Videos utilizing a 3-Gimbal DJI OSMO Mobile 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer, which holds and balances the cell phone thereby creating a much smoother video. Also, since we shoot a great many videos each week, we are very experienced at creating Zilliow videos 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 or IDX system and cannot be used on Realtor.com, nor can they be used on social Media sites like Facebook or YouTuble. Nor can they can not they be used on Snap2Close custom single property listing webpages. This is a significant limitation for Realtors and Agents trying to market their listings.
While we only charge $25 for a Zillow Mobile App Walkthrough Video, the limitations of it's use and it's "boring" factor must be kept in mind.
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 and 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 our Enhanced Video Walkthroughs directly to Zillow thereby giving you improved sort order rankings in 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 both the DJI Ronin-M and Ronin-S 4-Axis Gimbal Stabilizers which provides ultra smooth pan and tilt video clips. Plus the Ronin family of camera stabilizers are standard equipment in the film industry thereby allowing for much smoother walkthrough videos, and motorized pans and tilts. Pro-Video Tours are typically professional appearing 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. Additionally, Pro Video Home Tours are automatically uploaded to Zillow improving your listing's location inf the search results.
Snap2Close also offers professional aerial drone photos and videos in the Phoenix area. Our sophisticated radio controlled quadcopters 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 V2.0 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.
We use existing Google Earth Pro imagery to create customized 30 second video renderings that show views of the entire property as well as nearby schools, green spaces, transportation links, housing density and nearby amenities at a glance. While not a good as professional drone videos, these virtual flyovers using Google Earth imagery is perfect for locations are in FAA restricted no-fly zones, as well as for those Realtors who have a tight budget.
If you listing is close to a park, golf course, schools or important shopping areas then this is a very nice add-on service.
360 Panoramas are becoming very popular again with Realtors as an affordable alternative to Matterport 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 where potential home buyers 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 few weeks.
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 Phoenix area 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 floor plan.
Our scans are done using the Matterport® PRO 2 4K 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.
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.
We need to point out to our customers that Zillow, and Trulia which is owned by Zillow will not show Matterport, iGuide, or any other types of Panorama photos except the ones generated by their own mobile app designed for iPhones. Their mobile app is currently in a beta test and once the beta test has been completed, will be offered by Snap2Close. However, Matterport has partnered with Realtor.com and given special recognition on listings.
We currently service Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Cave Creek, Glendale, Surprise, Sun City and the rest of the Valley of the Sun.
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