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When winter turns to spring, a real estate broker in Maine is anxious to collect images, shoot a video of the property listing without partial snow banks and brown grass in the production.

Last year spring suddenly sprung and no mud season, no drawn out lingering winter before everything popped. Turned green quickly and we were off and running. 

This year there is a please stand by, delay.

The problem is not in your set, the spring arrival has been slow going. Today hoping to collects lots of new images and video loops on properties just listed. But so close to the change of seasons that delays in getting the media have happened. Because of weather that we needed to help the seasonal transition. Some spring rain to wash off the shrubs, the small fine silt covering everything.

To remove the last few snow banks that are full of dirt, debris like tree limbs, twigs. And ah yes. Last falls leaves that blew in from the neighbor up the street who went on raking strike. You rake your lawn again in spring when the house owner up the street never did in the fall like the rest of the neighborhood last October. Strong sunshine makes the lawn green up along with the watering. Some weed and feeding.

This year in particular, the backyard took a heavier beating over winter. So today listing a property at 9am, and even with a little light drizzle. It is not windy and hoping the sunshines, conditions improve for the shoot. Or at least breeze is minimal, light rain stops for a few minutes to capture some loops.

Prefer video pans, not zooming in stills of the outside of the country ranch we are spotlighting.

But have last fall collected images with green grass, blue skies that can be weaved into the intro with aerial maps. Then interior video from all angles. That is the beauty of video, you could have a raging snow storm underway outside. But the early evening shoot with darken windows does not relay that information to the viewer, listener. Which is the idea, to get the results we want. 

When a movie with a million dollar budget has weather set backs or needs to wait for the rain scene or the forecast to change, it is expensive.

Lots of people standing around, drinking coffee, shooting the breeze in the production hold up. In a small Maine real estate operation, you don't stop because of the weather. The buyers need the video to consider the long drive north. The seller expects the video treatment and the property deserves it too. So you like a cook in the kitchen, make it maine moose crossing road photowork with what you have. And work around obstacles. But like farming, you don't get a day off. You don't stop and sit on your hands waiting.

Your have to Johnny On The Spot, quick like a bunny promote the Maine real estate listings completely, quickly.

So online buyers can kick some tires. Try on some shoes...take an open house on demand spin, test drive. That is the power, ease of videos for real estate property listing presentations.

Most of the videos do have sunny weather at the right time of the day to avoid shadows, glare, compression in the light and dark sensor. But one video today on a Grand Lake camp may have a theme of what to do at the waterfront on a rainy day.

Pulling out the cribbage board, listening to the rain on the roof as the new buyer is told about yesterday's sunshine and the owner catching a big lake salmon. Or tomorrow's forecast being sunshine, cloud free skies and in the 80's for temperatures.

The trick is to transport the audience one by one to the property, to feel like they are here with me at the property listing. 

It is fun to think about the story board, the approach to each and every real estate listing video. To convey what the area, the property listing is all about the easy way with show and tell video. Follow our Maine Real Estate Video channel! Shooting and showings...busy busy real estate day in Maine today that won't end until sunset. Hope to see a moose or two along the way..and remember Maine moose always always have the right of way.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • April 20 2013 04:18AM


Good morning, Andy....change of seasons is not unique to Maine....all agents who have changing seasons need to update their photos on recent and lingering listings.... there's nothing worse that a scene in the middle of summer with 3 feet of snow on the ground!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 7 years ago

It's always a good idea to update photos once the seasons have changed and things start turning green and blooming.  We don't have snow where I live but we do have the color change of folage and we just went from brown to green almost over night. Time to start reshooting!

Posted by Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker (ERA Joyner Realty) over 7 years ago

  We are in the brown...not quite green season...not too much eye candy just that Bullwinkle got in on that shot !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 7 years ago

What a great picture, Andrew. We never see those here :). Hope spring has sprung for you.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Barbara ... so true. The images an agent fills the sockets with should also be rotated around, added to as season change allows or better weather happens. Making the property look like a brand new listing...buyers spend a lot of time like roller derby round and round the sites. Know them as well as the agents, brokers and actually spend more time studying all the buffet of properties. They see the difference in the approach and quality of the marketing big time.

Janice ... even with no snow, make it glow. Shine, sparkle and interesting. Fill all 36 holes too otherwise like an empty plane taking off in the marketing to 30,000 feet and flaps up, the inflight movie is "Moving to Maine."

S and D ... In the same boat. A little rain, a lotta sunshine and whoa. You can see the growing and change of seasons like time released photo that elapses quickly.

Toni ... I'll send down a few. Get ready. We have plenty and you don't want to meet them on the road late at night. Too large a hood ornament to add to the family ride.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Hope it shapes up for you really quick!  If it is any condolence we have had a wacky weather year too :)

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 7 years ago
We skipped Spring and went straight to Summer... Trees all leafed out, having to mow the grass, everyone in flip flops and shorts.
Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 7 years ago

It's tough when the weather doesn't cooperate for your videos and photography.  But you are a true professional and know how to deal with it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 7 years ago

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