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Five Reasons You Should Update Your Anchorage Headshots

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Headshots aren’t just for actors and entertainers anymore. Anyone in the business world that communicates online should have a headshot – and update it regularly. This is especially true for real estate agents, because as every good agent knows, a big part of what you’re selling is you!

If you’re a real estate agent in Anchorage, Eagle River, or the Palmer/Wasilla area and you either haven’t taken a headshot or still have one from pre-Internet days, it’s time to contact a headshot photographer and get in front of the camera again.

Why You Should Update Your Headshots

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The World Is More Digital Than Ever

If a strange number calls your phone, you might Google it to see who is calling. If you’re working a new territory, you’ll probably end up looking at local restaurant reviews to find a good place for lunch. In fact, if you have any questions or need any information, you’re probably going to search online.

As the world gets more of its information digitally, it’s important to have an online presence. Recruiters, clients, and colleagues may look you up on LinkedIn, Twitter, or just a regular search engine to get to know you. A professional headshot from a skilled real estate photographer makes a good impression and helps form a connection before you even meet.

Your Appearance Has Probably Changed Since Your Last Headshot

A good headshot reflects who you are...today. Sure, you may not be using your headshot on a dating website, but we all know how awkward you can feel when you are expecting to meet someone and a “different person” shows up. If you have lost or gained weight, changed your hairstyle, or adopted any other sort of new look, it’s time to update your headshot.

You Need Variety

Headshots don’t have to be stiff and serious. If you want to portray a more fun image, get a headshot that reflects that part of your personality. Just think about what message your headshot is sending to potential clients. It all depends on who your audience is and who you’re trying to attract.

Your Current Headshot Is a Selfie

Sure, cameras are taking better and better pictures these days. But if your headshot only shows half of your face at a high angle, people will only think one thing: you just put a selfie on your LinkedIn. Anyone can agree that a professional photo, taken by someone else, sends a more grown-up message than a selfie or a “mirror pic.”

Why Not?

Luckily, headshots don’t require a lot of setup. Anyone can get a professional headshot done quickly and for an affordable price. Send potential clients the right message by updating your headshot today.

Get Professional Headshots and Business Portraits with DMD Real Estate Photography

If you’re a real estate agent in the Anchorage, Eagle River, or Palmer/Wasilla areas, getting a professional headshot is easier than ever. The team at DMD knows how important headshots are in today’s digital world. We can come to you and take headshots that will be in your hands (or on your computer) in no time.

Fill out this business portrait request and we will set up an appointment with you ASAP.

Alaska's Best Kitchens Magazine - Winter 2018

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It’s that time again!

Twice a year, we photograph the winners for Alaska’s Best Kitchens. This edition featured L-shaped kitchens. Wraparound kitchens. Kitchens with enormous islands. Kitchens with absolutely no island. Some people who went light and bright… and others who opted for darker tones.

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There’s Hollie Ruocco of Creative Kitchen Designs, who solved homeowners’ issue with their closed-off kitchen by removing an entire wall. Then topped it off by adding some beach flair.

Homeowners who managed to not only solve the problem of their previous kitchen’s dreadful layout but do so on a budget – while also turning part of the space into a home office!

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The married couple in Anchorage who solved the unenviable problem of having a kitchen with only a single window. They scoured the area for light toned materials and got creative with LEDs.

Danielle Bohn of Dura Supreme Cabinets, who followed the homeowners’ initial request by providing them with a design that didn’t “change the basic footprint”… but also included a second design that involved some bigger structural changes – which they naturally fell in love with.

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Kevin Clarkson, who refused to be trapped by the cramped area of his original space and – wait for it – managed to transform an exterior deck into his new kitchen. Yes, we were suitably impressed.

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And finally, the couple who knew it was time to deal with their kitchen when they started using SpongeBob duct tape to hold up peeling vinyl. (Why not just regular duct tape? We didn’t ask...)

So there’s a lot of variety to be found in the contest winners – not to mention some great stories about how each of them did it. Congratulations to all the winners on a job well done!

Floor Plans Add Value to Real Estate Marketing

Online listings are the first impression of a property in most cases. In fact, many prospective buyers have all but made up their minds on the property prior to the showing.

Visually appealing photos are key for getting the attention of potential buyers. But once buyers have been drawn in by those images, they want to know if the property provides what they need. This is where floor plans come in.

Here are a few reasons why floor plans make an impact with buyers.

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Floor plans provide valuable information.

A good online real estate listing should not only grab buyers’ attention, but also provide enough information about the property to help buyers determine if they’d like to move forward with a showing.

A prospective buyer will want to get an idea of the property’s layout to see how it flows and determine if the property meets their needs. By providing a floor, you ensure that prospective buyers know what to expect before the showing, increasing your chance of a showing leading to a sale.

Floor plans make a property more appealing and memorable.

A floor plan helps prospective buyers imagine themselves in the property. Some buyers may even use floor plans to help map out what certain rooms would be used for and where furniture and other items could be placed. This helps buyers become more attached a property, increasing your chance of a sale.

A floor plan can also help buyers remember a property. How many times have you done a walk-through, only to forget the property’s layout? Referring back to the floor plan and photos can help buyers accurately remember what they’ve seen.

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Floor plans can highlight a property’s assets.

In some cases, floor plans can be used to emphasize a property’s unique aspects.

For example, if a house has an open-concept design suitable for entertaining, a floor plan can place emphasis on this. Similarly, a floor plan can draw attention to the existence of offices or bonus rooms.

Bottom line? Together with excellent photography, floor plans can make a listing stand out in prospective buyers’ minds both before and after the showing.