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Recent Properties Sold through Images!

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Helpful Tips, Photography, Real-Estate

VOH can help you sell a property without even giving a tour!

Two recent properties sold by our clients- were sold to buyers who made the purchase based on the images–without even seeing the place in person.

Professional quality images mean an advantage in a competitive market–especially one with a hot overseas market!

Click on the photos below to check out the image gallery

5255 Gulf Place – Sold by Malcom Hasman


2629 Prince Edward Street- Sold by Julie Miller


How have images and video helped you?

An Epic Combo: Night Photography and Real Estate

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Helpful Tips, News, Photography, Real-Estate, Services

Shooting a house at night can result in some pretty alluring photos and video tours. In a night shoot the crisp blue sky coming through the windows can provide a number of beneficial effects. This blue colour contrasts a light, interior space, making it glisten and stand out. It also provides for more even lighting in the space, at the same time the whole effect gives off that ‘cool outside, warm inside’ sensation of a comforting home. Also if you look at a nighttime exterior, it takes on an enticing glow, which makes for an immediately eye-catching thumbnail and photograph!

Check out some of these examples we’ve shot and tell us what you think! Do you personally like the ‘night-shot’ look?




Same Shot Day & Night

Click on the image below for a full sample gallery

Luxury Home Tours in the British Properties

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Home Staging, Photography, Real-Estate, Vancouver, Video Tours

Take a look at a few of the luxury homes for sale in the British Properties.


Tour this luxury home provided by Julie Miller of Prudential Sussex Realty.


Tour this luxury home provided by Charles Bilash of Century 21 In Town Realty.

Luxury Homes in Shaughnessy

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Home Staging, Photography, Real-Estate, Vancouver, Video Tours

Take a look at a few of the luxury homes for sale in Shaughnessy BC.

5326 Connaught Drive, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Tom Gradecak of WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty.

1712 Cedar Crescent, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Rosalee Mcrae of RE/MAX Select Properties.

1757 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver West

Tour this luxury home provided by Claire Rockel of Macdonald Realty Ltd.

Photography and Filming – Home Preparation Tips for Your Shoot

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Home Staging, News, Photography

Curb Appeal: It can attract or deter buyers at first sight; a polished look goes a long way.  Here are some tips to prepare you, or your clients home for video and photography.

  1. Exterior: Sweep the sidewalks and decks. Remove trash cans, recycling bins, toys, garden tools and hoses. Ensure seasonal decorations and lawn ornaments are put away. Grass, hedges and flowerbeds should be manicured. Remove vehicles from driveways. Take pool covers off.
  2. Interior: Maximize light, by replacing burnt out or missing light bulbs. Make your windows and mirrors sparkle. Open all the blinds and curtains. Turn all lights and lamps on, even in the day light. Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.
  3. Kitchen: Clear counters of dishes, dish racks, cleaning products and small appliances. Remove all magnets, messages, pictures, etc. from fridges. Shine stainless steel appliances, sinks and faucets. Conceal dish towels and all throw rugs. Relocate trash cans out of sight.
  4. Bathrooms: Clear personal hygiene items, medications, and cosmetic products from countertops, bath tubs and shower stalls. Close toilet lids. Shine mirrors, faucets and countertops. Tuck trash cans, toilet brushes and plungers out of view. Open shower curtains. Remove bathmats, rugs and toilet seat covers. Display clean towels.
  5. Bedrooms: Make all beds and tidy bedside tables. Hang or fold clothes and put away. Relocate laundry baskets and hampers to closets.


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Lofty Living – Vancouver Lofts

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News, Real-Estate

Bowman Lofts

Do you like open concept living, soaring ceilings and spaces that you can define yourself? If you do, you will probably like loft living in Vancouver. You aren’t restricted to Gastown or Yaletown either. There are lofts in the West Side; Downtown, False Creek, Marpole, Kitsilano and Cambie, and in the East Side as well; Collingwood, Grandview, Hastings East and Mount Pleasant.

Here is a list, names and addresses, of lofts in Vancouver:


1911 Warehouse Conversion: 518 Beatty Street

28 Powell: 28 Powell Street

55 Alexander: 55 Alexander Street

550 Beatty Street: 550 Beatty Street

Abbott: 233 Abbott Street

Alexis: 27 Alexander Street

Bodega: 229 Carral Street

Bowman Lofts: 522 Beatty Street

Captain French: 41 Alexander Street

Carrall Station: 1 East Cordova Street

Edge: 289 Alexander Street

Globe: 34 Powell Street

Greenshields: 345 Water Street

Koret Lofts: 55 East Cordova Street

Malkin: 141 Water Street

Mission House: 150 Alexander Street

Pilkington House: 120 Powell Street

Taylor Building: 310 Water Street

Van Horne: 22 East Cordova Street


1168 Richards: 1168 Richards Street

1180 Homer: 1180 Homer Street

1241 Homer: 1241 Homer Street

ALDA: 1275 Hamilton Street

Crandall: 1072 Hamilton Street

Del Prado: 1155 Mainland Street

Grafton: 1238 Homer Street

Greenwich Place: 1226 Hamilton Street

Hamilton: 1178 Hamilton Street

Illiad: 1245 Homer Street

Metropolis: 1238 Richards Street

Murchies Building: 1238 Richards Street

Nelson: 1070 Nelson Street

New Yorker: 1066 Hamilton Street

Space: 1238 Seymour Street

Tribeca: 988 Richards Street


2088 West 11th Avenue: 2088 West 11th Avenue

531 Beatty: 531 Beatty Street

540 Beatty: 540 Beatty Street

6th Avenue West: 128 West 6th Avenue

999 Seymour: 999 Seymour Street

Cedar Mews: 1811 West 16th Avenue

Centro: 138 West 6th Avenue

CHOKLIT: 1174 – 1178 West 7th Avenue

Devon Court: 1855 Vine Street

Loft 338: 338 West 8th Avenue

Loft 495: 495 West 6th Avenue

Metro: 2156 West 12th Avenue

Miro: 489 West 6th Avenue

Retro: 8988 Hudson Street

ROAR_1: 4387 West 10th Avenue

Simon: 980 West 22nd Avenue

Spot: 933 Seymour Street

Waterfall: 1540 West 2nd Avenue

XL: 428 West 8th Avenue


1227 East 7th Avenue: 1227 East 7th Avenue

1850 Lorne Street: 1850 Lorne Street

4590 Earles: 4590 Earles Street

Art Works: 237 East 4th Avenue

Artech: 336 East 1st Avenue

Brewery Creek: 280 East 6th Avenue

Cannery Row: 2001 Wall Street

City View Terraces: 1718 Venables Street

Cornerstone: 2525 Quebec Street

Elements: 2515 Ontario Street

Granite Block: 234 East 5th Avenue

L’Atelier: 2556 East Hastings Street

Left Bank: 919 Station Street

Mecca: 272 East 4th Street

SOMA Lofts: 2635 Prince Edward Street

Workshop: 1220 East Pender Street

Neighbourhood highlights – before or after?

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Helpful Tips, Real-Estate, Vancouver

An ongoing debate (or discussion, to put it nicely) at our office is whether community highlights should appear before or after the video of the property being shown off.

One of our newest clients, Winnie Lam, has specifically asked to have neighbourhood footage before showing the property. Perhaps I am just so enamoured with Vancouver that I love the footage of this city, but I think the videos turn out exceptionally well.
Click here to view one of my favourites from her tours.

The other option is presenting the property first and neighbourhood highlights afterward. The idea is to wow the video viewers with the best of the product right off the bat.
Click here to view a recent tour done for Jill Pennefather.

What do you think? Neighbourhood highlights before or after…? Do you have a preference? Just let us know!