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San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Photography & Marketing

3D Virtual Tours that are Immersive and Interactive

Virtual tours are now, virtual tours! You can finally say goodbye to the boring slideshows that many virtual tour companies packaged as a virtual experience. I’m a real estate photographer, and I know that static photos are not a virtual experience. Only true 3D virtual tours powered by Matterport can call themselves actual virtual tours. With my experienced eye for real estate listings and Matterport’s technology, I have been able to meld together a perfect harmony of features, experiences, and interactions to make a truly exceptional experience for your clients, buyers, and potential clients. By utilizing the features within the 3D tour to it’s fullest I can create, for you, an amazing well-rounded package for your listing. I will use my professional HDR photography and embed highlights into the virtual tours that will make the features of the home literally jump out at the user, in a good way! Matterport’s limited outdoor capabilities are not an issue when I can also embed exterior photos right in the 3D virtual tour. Using descriptor tags, I can keep your viewers interested and engaged. These tags can point them in the direction where an important feature of the home mighty be, such as the Master Suite. The tags can also point out descriptive information that you want to feature in your listing. Viewers will want to know details. Is that a granite or a marble countertop?  What type of wood was used for the flooring in the living room? Who designed the home?  The amount of information you want to input is endless. And right upfront you can have your branding front and center as they walk through the front door. You could even have a video greeting embedded right into the tour! How cool is that?  Visit my website today for pricing and more information on how you can turn your ordinary listing into a true immersive and interactive experience that will make an impact on your clients, buyers, and potential clients.

Lower Hillsborough Estate

Doing real estate photography in Hillsborough is never dull. I feel fortunate that I am called upon frequently to photograph some of the finest estates the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. There is no shortage of such estates in Lower Hillsborough. The homes in this coveted area have sprawling lawns, dramatic roof lines, and spectacular landscaping making for stunning exterior photos. The interiors of these homes in Hillsborough don’t disappoint either. Here are some interior photography examples of stately formal living rooms, stunning open staircases, luxurious Master Suites, and professional grade kitchens. This Hillsborough home is California real estate at its finest and was a pure joy to photograph. Click here for the listing of this home on Zillow. For information on my real estate photography and marketing services please visit my website: Rick Rowland Photography



Stunning Real Estate in Marin County

Marin County has some of the best real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will jump at the chance to use my superb real estate photography skills to enhance any listing in Marin. This home was no slouch. It featured breathtaking views and beautiful interiors. This home was well worth the trip from my home base in San Mateo to photograph. For more information on my real estate photography services please visit my website: RCRphoto.com



3D Virtual Tours- San Francisco Bay Area

Doing 3D virtual tours in the San Francisco Bay Area has been such a great experience. The 3D virtual tours powered by Matterport have enhanced my real estate photography services tenfold. Each 3D virtual tour is compatible with the latest virtual reality headsets such as Google Daydream & Cardboard or Samsung Gear. The 3D virtual tours can be seen on virtually (pun intended!) any device. Whether your clients and buyers are viewing your listing on a PC desktop computer or an iPad, iPhone, or Android mobile device your 3D virtual tour will be seen flawlessly! For more information about my 3D virtual tours please visit my website: 3D Virtual Tours


Real Estate Listing Photos in Los Altos Hills

Los Altos real estate provides a lot of opportunities to produce awesome listing photos. This home is a prime example of the kind of expansive views one would find in the real estate market in Los Altos Hills of Santa Clara County.  The bay views from the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains or exceptional. The cathedral ceilings and high window transoms perfectly accentuated the views of the San Francisco Bay and the mountains beyond. The exposed ceilings didn’t hinder my ability to shoot bright and crisp photos because they were expertly painted white. In main living areas I was able to capture the beautifuls views from almost every angle I positioned my camera. This was a great shoot in a great home! To reserve a real estate photo shoot please fill out my convenient reservation  form here: Reservations  I’ll be in touch within 24 hours!

San Francisco Views

It gets nothing better than a clear day where the views of San Francisco unfold from a home’s deck, picture window, or backyard. Real estate photography is very dependant on the weather. Sure, I can do real estate listing photos on a cloudy day, but as we all know it’s so much when that blue sky is present and the views are wide open. This home in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco offered a lot of character for me to photograph. It also had a surprise very spacious in-law unit on the lower level. One would have never guessed this house packed so much living space from viewing it from the curb. I really like homes like that. The ones that are an adventure to shoot because you never know what’s behind that closed door or down those carpeted stairs. Yes, this was a good day to be a real estate photographer in San Francisco! Check out more of my real estate marketing services on my website: http://www.rcrphoto.com/


San Francisco Skyline

We’ve had a lot of clear skies in San Francisco as of late. When I was asked to do the real estate listing photos for this South of Market condo I was very pleased when I arrived to see sunny skies in San Francisco. Sunny skies make my job as a real estate photographer a snap. I love seeing the blue sky pulled in from the windows on the interior photos. The house interiors are much more vibrant on sunny days and photograph much easier. The exterior photos on a sunny day are a given. Exterior photos really pop beneath blue skies.  The white interiors coupled with the sunny blue skies really made this condo look amazing on this shoot. When the real estate agent took me to the rooftop deck I was really impressed with the views. The San Francisco skyline just beckoned to be photographed. I don’t know if there could be a more perfect day to shoot this condo in SOMA. To see more of my real estate photography please visit my website here: San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Photographer     To see the listing for this condo click here: 920 Harrison St. Unit #8, San Francisco

Real Estate Photography in San Mateo County

Being a real estate photographer in San Mateo County means I have to cover a lot of ground.  San Mateo County extends as far south as Menlo Park and goes all the way to Daly City in the north. San Mateo County also covers a wide swath of the Peninsula Coast as well. The home featured today was photographed in one of my favorite San Mateo County cities- Pacifica. One a clear day Pacifica can offer some of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire Peninsula. Most of the time I travel to Pacifica to doa real estate listing shoot I think of the Pacific Coast as a backdrop for my photos. However, all of Pacifica’s beauty doesn’t lie on the coast alone.  This home, in the Linda Mar area of Pacifica, had spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Sweeney Ridge.  The agent and I picked a perfect time to shoot this home that was facing to the southwest. The sun was high enough to cast light on both front and back yards and also low enough to cast a beautiful glow on the surrounding ridges. The extremely wet spring also helped to maintain the green color on the mountains to give it a colorful look that you wouldn’t find later in the season. We can’t always control the weather, the sun, and time of the shoot, but sometimes everything comes together perfectly aligned like this one.  For more information on my real estate photography services please see my website here: http://www.rcrphoto.com/

3D Virtual Tours in San Francisco

3D virtual tours powered by Matterport are really catching on in the San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy very much providing these immersive and interactive virtual tours for my clients. Having a 3D virtual tour will give potential buyers a unique experience by showing them a virtual walk-through on virtually any device. These 3D virtual tours are compatible on iPads, Android tablets, PCs & MACS, and iPhones and Android powered phones. For a completely immersive experience these 3D tours are also easily converted into a virtual reality experience when paired with Google Daydream & Cardboard or Samsung Gear. Having one of these 3D virtual tours in your real estate listing presentation will also impress potential clients. They will know you go the extra mile to sell their house. I provide some of the best rates in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information on my 3D virtual tour services please see my website for more samples and pricing: 3D Virtual Tours by Rick Rowland Photography

Real Estate Flyers- Residential Duplex

My real estate flyer service keeps me pretty busy. Most of the flyers I produce are for single family homes. However, I have done a few for multi-family real estate listings as well. Here is an example of a duplex that recently went into contract, as of the writing of this post, in Redwood City, CA. I did all the real estate photos of the interiors of the 4 bedroom unit and exterior photos for this listing. The interior photos of the 4 bedroom unit was featured in the flyer. For a 4 bedroom condo this unit was very large. You can see that the photos I used in the flyer captures just how big the space really is. Real estate flyers are a great way to showcase any property and almost every listing will have a flyer on hand at the listing. However, professionally designed and commercially printed flyers will put any agent’s presentation heads and shoulders above the crowd. I custom design my flyers from scratch with input from my clients. You have total control over the look of the flyer! All my flyers are printed by a local commercial printer that produces photographic quality  prints. They are printed on 20lb glossy cover stock to give them a quality feel when put in the hands of potential buyers and potential clients. Professional printing means that they are printed from edge to edge minus a white border that you see on unprofessional printers such as a copy shop or a home printer. I also hand deliver them in San Mateo County and San Francisco within 24 hours of the flyer being approved. There is no other service like this! Please check out my website for more info on my flyer services: Real Estate Flyer Services   You can view the listing for this property here: 315-317 Orchard Rd, Redwood City

real estate flyers for open houses


real estate flyers for open houses

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