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Real Services makes your listings Picture Perfect!

Our products help you list more, sell faster, and help your clients in the purchasing/selling process.

Making Listings Stand Out

In today’s real estate industry, technology is playing a more vital role than ever. REAL Services gives you the edge that you need to stay ahead in this fast-paced industry. We make it easy for you to give your clients the most powerful marketing tool available today including Still photography, Slide Shows loaded with extras, and our new HD Video!

Use Technology as a Tool

According to the National Association of REALTORS study, 90% of home buyers searched online during their home buying process, and take advantage of using mobile devices. Our product is responsive on all devices, and our slideshows are optimized for Google searches, making your listing stand out from the rest!

Enhance with HD Video

Our HD Videos captures the lifestyle of the home and truly brings details of the property to life. Our video shows the flow of the property and highlights the roaring fireplace or stunning landscape in a way that still photography can’t do. Our HD Videos are easily downloadable to your YouTube for even more marketing.

What our Team Does

REAL Services is currently the official photographer for The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board and The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington. Our efficient team works toward a common goal: to provide a quality service that will insist you in getting your listings sold.

Services

Our packages below are priced for the Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, and parts of Mississauga. Extra mileage charges may apply and can be quoted at time of booking. For a full price list of all of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.

HD Video Bundle
$250
  • Includes HDR basic stills and slide show
  • Stunning HD Video with a true video of the property
  • Focuses on capturing the lifestyle of the home
  • 3-5 minute high definition video with background music
  • Standard HD Video package covers up to 2,500 sq. ft
  • Comes with a viewable link and a downloadable link
  • Videos are processed and sent 36-48 hours after the shoot and automatically added to your Slide Show link
HDR Slide Show Bundle
$110
  • Includes HDR still photography
  • Slideshow gallery with high quality full screen viewing
  • Available for viewing on all mobile devices
  • Includes branded [agent, contact, brokerage] and unbranded versions
  • Background music with on/off controls
  • Hosted on our servers for 1 year (each with unique URL)
  • Slide Show links can be added onto your MLS listings
Slide Show Bundle
$85
  • Includes regular still photography
  • Slideshow gallery with high quality full screen viewing
  • Available for viewing on all mobile devices
  • Includes branded [agent, contact, brokerage] and unbranded version
  • Background music with on/off controls
  • Hosted on our servers for 1 year (each with unique URL)
  • Slide Show links can be added onto your MLS listings

HD Video Add-Ons

HD Video Exterior Seasonal Update / Decorating Update – $125.00

Additional HD Video and HDR Photos – $100.00 / hour

HD Video Night Shoot – $200.00

HD Video Narration – $75.00

HD Video Custom Editing Work – $30.00 / 30 minutes

HD Video Only – $200.00

MP4 & Panoramic Bundles

MP4 for YouTube Bundle – $100.00

MP4 for YouTube HDR Bundle – $125.00

Mp4 for YouTube with Slide Show Bundle – $110.00

MP4 for YouTube with HDR Slide Show Bundle – $135.00

Panoramic Bundle – $150.00

MP4 for YouTube with Panoramic Bundle – $175.00

Other Add-Ons

Still Photo Shoot – $75.00

HDR Still Photo Shoot – $100.00

Night Shoot – $100.00

Panoramic Tour Only – $100.00

Seasonal Update / Decorating Update Tour – $35.00

Additional Panoramic Tour – $25.00

Exterior Photos Only Back Or Front Photo – $25.00

Exterior Photos Only Back And Front Photos – $40.00

Additional Photos / Decorating Update – $40.00

Portfolio

HD Video

Our HD Video is able to capture detail in a way still photography can not and adds “e”-motion to your listing by offering potential buyers a way to look in and around the property and experience the lifestyle of the property. Our initial package covers 2,500 sq. ft for a 2-hour video shoot plus photos with the options of adding more time depending on square footage. See our  Why HDV? section for more information and to see how we’ve expanded to corporate and custom work!

 

Our Team

LaRae Starr

Client Services / Photographer / Videographer

LaRae Starr is a seasoned entrepreneur and has been involved in audio/visual presentation for over 25 years. She graduated from Fanshawe College with a degree in Design Management in 1984 and in 1985 began her professional career by starting her own photography business. First she started with Studio T Photography, and then followed with REAL Services in 1991, which focuses on Real Estate photography and Virtual Tours with a fast turnaround and reasonable prices.

LaRae’s photography skills are exceptional and she has a knack for honing in on details and capturing what really matters to potential home buyers. Plus, she has built a team of professional photographers who share her values and attention for detail. LaRae is consistently looking for new ways to develop her product and deliver exceptional photography and video.

LaRae Starr
LaRae Starr

Why HDV?

Real Estate Video

Our HD Video highlights features of the home and serves as a digital “open house” to potential buyers who can not physically make it to a property. Our video is super-high definition quality based on natural, available light. We use establishing and detail shots to showcase the home’s selling features, such as high ceilings or spectacular landscape.

Our HD Video gives a 3D-feel based on movement and shows more depth than a normal still photograph does. The whole video is encompassed with a musical track that suits the atmosphere of the property, and with extra options like custom graphics and narrations, there is so much that an HD Video delivers.

Corporate Videos

We offer the ability to utilize over 30 years of experience when creating our corporate videos. The simplicity of HD Video combined with cutting-edge technology allows us to offer cost-effective video production in the areas of promotional, training, or event coverage.

We offer music to compliment the video, and have extras of custom graphics and additional audio narration. Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your corporate video!

 

What is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and is a way of capturing and combining different exposures to create a stunning photograph. Dynamic range is the difference between the lightest light and darkest dark you can capture in a photo. Taking the photo at one single exposure can sometimes miss detail, either by blowing-out or having flat shadows. Instead of taking one normal photo, with HDR we use 3 exposures to overcome the exposure range limitations and show the vast range of highlights and shadows.

HDR photos come standard with the HD Video bundles or can be specifically requested at time of scheduling your stills, slide show bundle, panoramic bundle, etc. Hover your mouse over the photos below to see examples of an image taken with a single exposure and the final effect of the three exposures to create an HDR image. See for yourself what agents have been raving about!

 



Staging Tips

How To Make Your Home “Picture Perfect”

Staging your home can make an incredible difference in shortening the time a property is on the market. See the following tips to make your exterior and interior picture perfect!

Exterior Tips

Try to schedule your photo shoot at a time when the sun is on the front of the house, or on the back to spotlight the pool.

Remove vehicles from the driveway and keep your garage door closed.

Declutter your front and back lawn, putting away garden hoses, toys, brooms, shovels, etc.

Trim hedges and lawn, open umbrellas, set up lawn furniture before the photographer arrives.

Interior Tips

Close windows and adjust window coverings so they are all the same.

Emphasize the features of your home – try to feature one focal point in each room.

Declutter, less is more – remove distracting items like tea towels, magnets on the fridge, small mats, etc.

Replace burnt out lightbulbs – we will turn on all of your lights. Try to avoid mixing lightbulb types.

Try to make all your rooms look as spacious and neat as possible.

Remove personal photos and valuables that you don’t want viewed on the Internet.

“I would highly recommend the work and service that REAL Services provides. LaRae and her team of professionals provide exceptional work. The turnaround time and slideshows are exceptional. Any technical questions are also answered very promptly. The quality of photos makes a real difference to the outcome of feature sheets as well as the online presentation.”Joette FieldingRe/Max Aboutowne - Oakville
“As Real Estate Professionals we believe in presenting our listings the best way we possibly can. The Edwards team uses REAL Services to handle all of our photography, virtual tours and slideshows ... they bring out the best in the homes we sell.”Jamie EdwardsJ.M. Edwards
“For many years, I have counted REAL Services as one of my valued business partners in Real Estate. They consistently provide me with professional, reliable service, and their photography is excellent. I receive many compliments not only from my clients, but also from others, about how great my listings look. Much of that is due to the quality of the pictures and virtual tours that REAL Services produces for my listings.”Ian HallfordRoyal LePage - Oakville
“The staff of REAL Services has an impeccable work ethic with great attention to detail and efficiency. I am continuously being presented with excellent service as well as an excellent product that makes me happy but more importantly helps me market my properties. Thank you for your outstanding work!”Diana KrajinovicRoyal LePage - Oakville

FAQ

How do I download the photos?

Click on the photo download link in the email sent to you, which will open in your Internet browser. You will see download buttons on the right side of the screen for full size, web size, and board selected photos. Click on the desired download button and a box will come up prompting you to browse to the area in your computer you wish to save the file to.

Once downloaded, go to the folder that you have saved your .zip file in. Right click on the .zip file and select ‘extract’; this will create a folder with all of your available photos.

What are your photo sizes?

Each shoot contains a series of downloadable photos:
Full Size: Photos for feature sheets, newspaper ads, etc.
Web Size: The exact same photos as Full Size but downsized for website use.
Board Specific: Photo selection by the photographer to go to your board(s), this is only a suggestion as part of our service.
If you need larger size photos, please advise at time of shooting.

How do I download the HD Videos and MP4s?

All of our videos are uploaded through Vimeo, and the links are sent to you via email. Click on the second link the email sent to you, which will open in your Internet browser. Beneath the video you will see four buttons, one of which is ‘Download’.Select your preferred size (recommended Original Size), and right-click on that link, hitting ‘Save As’. A box will come up prompting you to browse to the area to the computer you wish to save the file to. You may rename the file to anything you wish, and hit ‘Save.’

How come the video buffers when I watch?

Our videos are uploaded in HD – high-definition – format, though unfortunately it’s loading time depends on Internet connection. If you deselect the “HD” option while viewing the video, it should speed up the loading and viewing of the video!

Do you provide unbranded multimedia?

Of course! All of the slideshow links sent contain a branded and unbranded version, as TREB has rules in place stating that no branding is allowed. This way you have options in case you are listing on TREB or multiple boards, including TREB. Please see our sample here. Our HD Video is also completely unbranded, though our MP4 does contain agent contact information.

Can I change the multimedia music?

If you would like to use different background music for your Slide Show, we have several loops available; you can listen and choose from our selections HERE. Just like us know “Loop” you like and we can add to your personal template.

For our MP4s there are a few standard tracks we use, while for the HD Videos our editors choose music that fits the lifestyle of you home. If you have a certain type of music in mind, make sure to let us know prior to editing the video.

What are your normal areas of service?

Our normal area of service includes: Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Grimsby, Waterdown, Stoney Creek, Dundas, and parts of Mississauga (as far north as the 401 and as far east as Hurontario).

Areas outside of that are subject to a Mileage Surcharge, to be estimated at time of booking.

Contact

Please use the "Schedule Now" form to schedule a photoshoot. For general inquiries, contact us below or give us a call at 905.319.9399 or email us at photos[at]realservices.ca.

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REAL Services – Making your listings “Picture Perfect”

LaRae Starr
Photographer/Client Services
Direct: 905-467-5332

Scheduling/Multimedia Production/Technical Support
Call: 905-319-9399

 

Find Us:

2061 Ghent Avenue
Burlington, ON L7R 1Y4

E-Mail: photos@realservices.ca