Snap2Close media services can help you sell your listings faster and for a higher price. Our professional real estate photography, floor plans, videos and virtual tours allow potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your buyers’ home. Our comprehensive marketing materials ensure that you will reach a broader audience. In 2023, Snap2Close performed over 2,000 photoshoots in the Pheonix market. We are now servicing Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas/Fort Worth, Nashville and Las Vegas. Here are some of the benefits of using our services:
Snap2Close is a reputable real estate photography and media business founded in October 2016 by Charlie Taylor. Charlie, a professional photographer and award-winning video producer, established the company with the aim of providing high-quality real estate photography services in the Phoenix market. Over the past six years, Snap2Close has grown significantly, expanding its team to include 14 professional photographers, 8 FAA licensed drone pilots, a dedicated quality assurance and editing department, and a customer service department that has received rave reviews from satisfied clients.
With an impressive portfolio of over 6,000 completed shoots in the Phoenix valley, Snap2Close has established partnerships with more than 1,800 Realtors, agents, and management companies. Their clientele encompasses a wide range of entities, including large commercial clients such as Berkshire Hathaway and Hilton, national home builders, and multifamily management companies. Additionally, we have served all major brokerages in the residential market, catering to diverse assignments that range from high-end estates to properties in less favorable conditions.
With commercial clients asking us to expand to other markets, Snap2Close has just opened offices in Dallas/Fort Worth and Nashville. We plan to begin operations in Tucson and Las Vegas in the very near future and anticipate that Atlanta and Washington DC will open in 2024.
Snap2Close's commitment to innovation has positioned us as trendsetters in the industry. We have been selected as beta testers for new products and services by prominent companies like Zillow and CubiCasa, indicating their involvement in shaping the future of visual media tools for the real estate sector. Notably, Snap2Close has developed an advanced interactive floor plan suite of products and services, further expanding their offerings and setting them apart in the market.
We want to make using Snap2Close as your photographer of choice a totally risk free decision! So if for any reason you choose not to use our photographs, we will issue a full refund and then we'll simply call it a day. After all, if you are not happy then we won't be either.
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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. Plus, we now offer services in Tuscon, Oro Valley, Green Valley and the entire Tuscon metropolitan area, as well as Las Vegas, in Nevada, Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas and Nashville in Tennessee . If you have a special request for a home outside of our coverage area, please contact us to see how we can accommodate you.
Snap2Close prides itself on using only the highest quality professional full-frame cameras and lenses to ensure superior photographic images. By prioritizing shooting interiors at a 22mm to 24mm wide-angle, Snap2Close avoids the use of excessively ultra-wide lens settings that can distort the perception of room sizes. This approach sets them apart from amateur competitors and provides accurate representations of smaller rooms without artificially exaggerating their proportions.
A key aspect of Snap2Close's photography technique is their exclusive use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography. HDR is employed for both exterior and interior shots, resulting in vivid and clear images. While many competitors typically shoot three-shot brackets for HDR, Snap2Close goes the extra mile by capturing seven to ten shot brackets. This wider range of exposures allows for more light variances to be captured, resulting in higher quality photos with enhanced detail and vibrancy.
In addition to exceptional real estate photos, Snap2Close offers a comprehensive range of services. Snap2Close provides the industry's most comprehensive client center and custom dashboard. Designed by industry professionals, this user-friendly system makes it easy to navigate and utilize the client dashboard, ensuring a smooth and efficient workflow. Moreover, every photo package offered by Snap2Close includes a complimentary branded and unbranded MLS compatible website virtual tour, allowing clients to showcase their properties effectively online.
In the case of real estate photography, lifestyle photos can help create a compelling narrative about the property, making it more appealing to potential buyers. These images can showcase the functionality, design, and style of the home, allowing buyers to imagine how they would live in the space and how it fits their lifestyle.
Lifestyle photos in your vacation rental property listings can highlight the unique features and amenities that set your property apart from others. For example, you can capture cozy living areas, inviting bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens, outdoor entertaining spaces, or any other attractive elements of the property that would appeal to potential guests.
By offering lifestyle photos as an add-on to our real estate photography services, we provide an opportunity for our clients to enhance their marketing materials and showcase the unique characteristics of their vacation rental properties or homes for sale.
Below are three examples.
Some real estate agents may feel floor plans are not necessary. Technically, they are right. Floor plans aren’t necessary. But, neither are real estate photos – and you won’t see many listings without those!
The choice between 2D floor plans and 3D floor plans depends on the specific needs and preferences of real estate professionals and potential buyers. Each type of floor plan has its advantages and can effectively convey information about a property's layout. Here are some factors to consider:
2D Floor Plans (included in ALL Packages):
3D Floor Plans (add-on products):
Ultimately, the decision between 2D and 3D floor plans depends on factors such as the target market, the nature of the property, and the specific goals of the real estate professionals. Some properties may benefit from the added visual appeal and depth provided by 3D floor plans, while others may find that clear and concise 2D floor plans are sufficient.
It's worth considering that a combination of both 2D and 3D floor plans can provide a comprehensive marketing package, catering to different buyer preferences. Real estate professionals can assess the needs of their target audience and the specific property being marketed to determine which type of floor plan or a combination thereof would be most effective in showcasing the property and attracting potential buyers.
Interactive floor plans are a great way to showcase properties in the real estate industry. They offer a number of advantages over traditional floor plans, including:
Here are some examples of how interactive floor plans are being used in the real estate industry:
Overall, interactive floor plans are a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways in the real estate industry. By making properties more immersive, engaging, informative, accessible, and cost-effective, interactive floor plans can help to increase the chances of a property selling quickly or a design being approved.
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3D tours can help you sell your listings faster.
A 3D tour allows homebuyers to explore a property from the comfort of their own homes, which can help them make a decision quickly. In fact, a study by Matterport found that listings with 3D tours sell 40% faster than listings without them
3D tours can help you reach a wider audience
Not everyone has the time or ability to visit a property in person, but everyone can view a 3D tour online. This means that you can reach a wider audience of potential buyers by using 3D tours.
3D tours can help you stand out from the competition.
In a competitive real estate market, it's important to stand out from the competition. A 3D tour can help you by providing a unique and immersive experience for potential buyers. Zillow reports listings with 3D Tours receive 68% more views on average than listings without.
3D tours can help you build trust with potential buyers.
When potential buyers can see a property for themselves, they're more likely to trust you and feel comfortable making an offer. A 3D tour can help you build that trust by giving potential buyers a realistic and accurate view of the property. Zillow reports that 70% of sellers are more likely to hire an agent that includes virtual tours on their listings.
Both Matterport 3D Walkthrough Tours and Zillow 360° Virtual Tours offer unique benefits for real estate marketing:
Both Matterport 3D Walkthrough Tours and Zillow 360° Virtual Tours have their own strengths and considerations.
Here is a table that summarizes the pros and cons of each type of virtual tour:
Which is Right for You? The best type of virtual tour for you will depend on your specific needs and budget. If you want to offer your potential buyers the highest level of detail and interactivity, then a Matterport 3D Tour is the best option. However, if you are on a tight budget, then a Zillow 360° Tour is a good alternative.
Having a real estate video can provide several advantages for showcasing a property and attracting potential buyers:
Real estate videos offer visual impact, emotional connection, better property understanding, and the ability to showcase features and differentiate listings. They can increase online engagement and provide a convenient viewing experience. Incorporating real estate videos into your marketing strategy can enhance the overall presentation of the property and attract potential buyers more effectively.
(1) Video Slideshows: automatically turn your property photos and content into an animated slideshow video. Videos are based on the real estate photos taken during your photoshoot.
(2) Walkthrough Videos: Snap2Close is commonly accepted as the leader in real estate walkthrough videos. Our affordable pricing, coupled with outstanding camera movements create some amazing video tours. These videos are most often created with DJI video cameras..
(3) Pro Home Tour Videos: These videos are fully customized and are based upon your needs. The Snap2Close producer will meet with the client to discuss their video vision. A storyboard and budget are then created based upon the client's needs. These videos generally range in cost from $1,000 to $3,000.
(4) Virtual Reality (VR) 3D Walkthrough Videos: These videos are true virtual reality products as they create fully immersive simulated environments based upon a 2D floor plan. The process begins with turning the 2D floor plan into a 3-dimensional floor plan via computer based architectural software. The 3D model is then virtually staged with wall colors and flooring styles added to match the materials electronically captured when the floor plan was created.
The architectural software allows us to electronically place cameras at an elevation of 42" and to then mark the camera's movement as it creates a walkthrough video rendering. This is amazingly affordable technology that is perfect for vacant homes. Many agents and Realtors believe these videos are more powerful than virtual staging.
Snap2Close also offers professional aerial drone photos and videos in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville areas. 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. All of our pilots are FAA licensed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) drone pilots.
Full-time camera control, live camera view, GPS drone stabilization, and precise stabilized gimbals allow us to capture epic low-light imagery. Real-time GPS on-screen display allows us to frame up the perfect shot at the precise height and location you request.
Property websites are used as a virtual tour link and can help a property stand out among competing online listings. According to the National Association of Realtors, 54% of home-buyers will not look at a property unless it has a virtual tour link.
A Tour Property Website link is a property website or webpage that hosts all of your photos, floor plans, interactive floor plans, videos, Matterport or Zillow 3D tours, etc. A property website gives the Realtor the opportunity to use image marketing media that cannot normally be seen without a property website.
For example, real estate listing websites like Zillow and Trulia do not have placeholders to show video slideshows, floor plans, interactive floor plans or Matterport 3D tours because of their websites' designs. However, by allowing Realtors the opportunity to link their own property websites as a virtual tour link, it provides a simple way for them to utilize these powerful marketing tools.
Snap2Close offers free property websites with each photoshoot. We offer 6 different virtual tour property website template layouts that allow Realtors the opportunity to showcase the many marketing media features with a design of their choosing. Additionally, we provide our clients with both an unbranded and a branded property website. The branded website can be used on Realtor.com by Realtors who login to their system directly. Branded property websites can also be posted on social media sites such as Facebook, Linked-In and Twitter. Additionally, each property website can be customized to match your brokerage or company's colors and fonts.
Starting in 2023, Snap2Close also provides you with a special download section so homebuyers viewing your property websites can download floor plans, flyers or other files and documents that you want to share with them. That is a significant enhancement that other companies do not provide.
The bottom line is that property websites are (1) 100% free to our customers, (2) help them get more homebuyers looking at their listings, and (3) help Realtors promote themselves.