We will help you sell your home with great photos that get your property noticed

I was delighted to help my clients sell their home on northwest Wisconsin’s Matthews Lake; it just closed last week. This lovely Scandinavian-style cabin has a great location on this clear lake in Trego, WI.  But what really got buyers’ attention were the spectacular photos, both interiors and exteriors, that truly captured the home’s beauty and its wooded, waterfront setting.  My clients were excited about the photos; they knew it was a difference that would make their home stand out from the crowd.

For those great interiors and exteriors, I’d like to thank my husband and in-house photographer Al Cambronne.   To see more examples from this listing, just scroll on down.

Then, if you’d like to see big, beautiful, full-resolution versions of these and other photos from recent projects, check out Al’s website over at AlCambronnePhoto.com.

Sold Lower Eau Claire Lake home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Beautifully maintained mid-century log home with charming guest cabin on  3.16 acres with 175′ of sandy bottom lakefront on this gorgeous clear lake. Sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.

Stunning photography by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Sold luxury Upper St Croix Lake home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Beautifully appointed luxury home on Upper St Croix Lake, Solon Springs, WI. Two master suites, two stone fireplaces, granite countertops, no maintenance steel siding, two 4-season porches, trex deck, Anderson windows, attached garage, all set in tall pines and hardwoods. 165′ of sand bottom lake frontage with easy elevation. 

Stunning photography by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Sold lovely Lower Eau Claire Lake home. Photos by Al Cambronne

Upper St Croix Lake luxury lake home sold by Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.
3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2900 sq ft. Features main level master suite and guest suite, in-floor heating, walk-in closets, sauna, granite countertops, large gourmet kitchen, Japanese soaking tub, efficient wood burning fireplace, and so much more. Beautifully landscaped .90-acre lot. 175′ of lake frontage with gentle elevation. 

Stunning photography by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Legal drone photos available: let’s show buyers a bird’s-eye view of YOUR home or cabin

One of the many advantages of listing your lake home or cabin with me is that I provide ALL my sellers with professional, magazine-quality real estate photography that helps their property stand out from the crowd. The difference isn’t just artsy or technical, and it’s a difference that really matters.

And… I’m also providing aerial photos and video. A year ago my husband Al passed his Part 107 test, and he’s now an FAA-certified Remote Pilot who can legally fly small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for commercial purposes.

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That’s why the title of this post began with the words “LEGAL drone photos.” As of August 29, 2016, a Realtor or photographer must possess a Remote Pilot Certificate before they can legally use a drone to capture aerial photos or video that will be used to market your home. It doesn’t matter if no money changes hands; the FAA defines real estate photography as a “commercial purpose,” and even uses it as a key example of the difference between commercial and recreational flight. Liability for unauthorized operations can fall on both the pilot and the person who hires the pilot.

Although aerial photos and video still have novelty value, it’s no longer enough to send up a drone and press a button. This isn’t a job for your neighbor’s teenager who loves drones, phones, and video games. It’s a job for a skilled real estate photographer who occasionally uses a camera that happens to be mounted on a flying tripod. Just as with terrestrial photography, there’s more to this than just buying a camera and clicking a button.

Now, it is possible that your property may not benefit from drone photos. If it’s closely surrounded by dense conifers, for example, then the only available angle might show nothing but shingles. And if the houses on either side are a little too close, we may not want to emphasize that visually. But for many homes and cabins, a drone’s-eye view can add a tremendous amount of extra drama and excitement.

That’s why we’re willing to fly the extra mile for our clients, and that’s why I’m so excited about this new capability. For more examples of drone shots (and also of other great photography that’s helping my sellers’ listings get noticed and get sold), please follow the link to my blog and website.

And finally, if you’re thinking of selling, please give me a call or drop me an email. I’ll be happy to provide a free, localized and fact-based comparative pricing analysis. Or, if you know anyone else who might be interested in buying or selling, please give me a call at 218-590-6634.

Don’t settle for bad drone snaps. Demand great aerial photos.

Log home on Kimball Lake

Great photos matter. The difference isn’t just artsy or technical, and it’s a difference that really matters. Here’s why:

Nearly all buyers begin their search online. In today’s market, they have lots of options. Their biggest challenge: deciding on a short list of homes they feel are worth seeing in person. Great photos increase the odds that your home will make the cut. In the old days, back when buyers drove around looking for real estate signs, everyone talked about “curb appeal.” Online, great photos are the modern equivalent. Other than price, it’s the #1 thing we can do to help your home get noticed.

And starting now… We’re also providing aerial photos and video. Last winter my husband Al passed his Part 107 test, and he’s now an FAA-certified Remote Pilot who can legally fly small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for commercial purposes.

(As of August 29, 2016, a Realtor or photographer must possess a Remote Pilot Certificate before they can legally use a drone to capture aerial photos or video that will be used to market your home. It doesn’t matter if no money changes hands; the FAA clearly defines real estate photography as a “commercial purpose,” and even uses it as a key example of the difference between commercial and recreational flight.)

Although aerial photos and video still have novelty value, it’s no longer enough to send up a drone and press a button. This isn’t a job for your neighbor’s teenager who loves drones, phones, and video games. It’s a job for a skilled real estate photographer who occasionally uses a camera that happens to be mounted on a flying tripod. Just as with terrestrial photography, there’s more to this than just buying a camera and clicking a button. That’s why we’re willing to fly the extra mile for our clients.

Home on Trego Lake

Cabin on shore of Lake Nebagamon