About Us / MLS Access
Image is Everything!
Experts suggest that 90% of today’s home purchases begin online with many of those on a mobile device or tablet. With merely seconds to get the previewer’s attention and interest, images is more important than ever.
The Virtual Tour is Actually Your Very First Showing
These crucial images online are the real estate agent and homeowner’s first showing,literally. A quality online presence will separate in a buyer’s mind which homes to ask to see and which ones were not of interest. Professional photos and a virtual tour can make all the difference to attract showing appointments.
A Realtor’s Expertise + Professional Photography Combined
As a Charlotte area realtor for 15 years and with sales in excess of one hundred million in my career, I am combining my love of real estate with my love of photography. Prior to my real estate career, I throughly enjoyed my retail career as owner of Charlotte Camera for 15 years.
We Know What Images Can Sell A Home
We know the angles, time of day and lighting put your home it it true best light. We know how to handcraft and enhance each image for the best impression. We have the “know how” to present your home ultra pleasing to a buyer’s eye.
Our Service Area
Our service area includes most of Mecklenburg County, northern York County, SC and east Gaston County NC.
Other area locations are available with an additional travel fee. These will apply on a case by case basis for homes over 30 minute travel time.
Such fees will be reduced or waived for multiple tour orders or when we can pair with other photo shoots in nearby vicinity
MLS Access Available
Yes, your photographer has MLS access. As a service to our real estate agent clients, if you cannot be at the photo session we have MLS access.
Retouched Photos The Next Business Day
Each individual photo is custom and professionally retouched using a combination of multiple exposure, multiple flash and raw image editing. We use exposure blending techniques to insure the most attractive images highlighting your home.
Same Day Service Available
We excel at premium customer service including quick turnaround. Same day turnaround or rush service is available.
We attempt to deliver your images from our photography shoot the next business day.
Virtual Tours will have a link to …
The Client Portal to manage their tour,
Download images link
Links to access agent branded and unbranded (for MLS and IDX comparable).
We provide a link to the gallery displayed with your branding on our web site along with the gallery shoot which is another means to share and enjoy the photos with your clients, their friends and family, etc.
Rush service is available for same day for an additional charge.
Preparing Your Home
- We recommend cleaning the home throughly including windows before shooting day.
- Turn on all lights including lamps, overhead and ceiling fan lighting insuring burned out light bulbs are replaced
- Turn off all TV’s, computer screens and make all beds Remove personal items from countertops and dressers. Less is more. Clear refrigerators of magnets and photos.
- Remove dishes from sink. Remove shampoos from showers and tubs, clear bathroom countertops.
- Open all blinds and curtains. Remove any pets from the home during the shoot along with dog dishes, etc. The more you prepare the better the final image will be.
Gray Scale Services Photography maintains the copyright to all photos.
Real estate agents and homeowners have the right to use of the photos and virtual tour for marketing and/or promotions of the property. However, they do not have the right to sell or pass along to other professionals (builders, architects, etc.) for commercial use.
Real estate agents may not give or pass along images to other agents who may subsequently list a property.