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 work 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.