Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Diana Zaccaro
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Both, so people can see "before" and "after".

 

Sep 04, 2016 05:49 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Some fake things I do like. But of course I am from LA. LOL! I think if not overdone and represented properly, a rendering can help someone envision what the finished product will look like. No harm.

Sep 04, 2016 07:37 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - I'd go with the rendering first - lovely, by the way, and then the construction photo - it shows you're serious :)

Sep 04, 2016 05:46 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Rendering first, then post construction photos as progress progresses.

Sep 04, 2016 05:53 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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However you got these pictures up, this looks like it is (or will be) and amazing house.

Sep 04, 2016 10:11 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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The rendering shows much better.

Sep 04, 2016 07:38 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We have numerous builders in my area, building anything from single family dwellings to townhomes to highrise condo complexes to commercial and industrial facilities.

In all cases that I have seen, they use rendered drawings of the finished product with disclaimers.  Very often, there is not even a photo of a building under construction available since construction often has not started.

Sep 04, 2016 06:58 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
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I think the rendering would be my choice, with a disclaimer. Many people need to see what they are getting. A picture while under construction may give them an idea of where you are in the building process!

Sep 04, 2016 06:46 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would use the rendering with a disclaimer.

Sep 04, 2016 05:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I like the low picture the best

Sep 05, 2016 02:13 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would use the rendering.

Sep 04, 2016 08:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Mike Rock - it depends on at what stage the home is.

Sep 04, 2016 04:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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The lead photo should be the rendering, but I'd use multiple photos and show both actual and renderings.

Sep 04, 2016 01:17 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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WOW! What a beauty! Put the rendering first to draw them in...

Sep 04, 2016 11:40 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I agree that you should show both Mike Rock - I would show the 'fake' rendering as my first picture, though it's also great to see the 'under construction' home, too.  It's absolutely gorgeous, and the pool really adds to the style, because you can access it from any side of the house (or so it appears).  I do not like 'fake' people - life is too short to be 'fake' if you have substance.  Let people like/love you for you . . .

Sep 04, 2016 10:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mike,

If you already know that people like both, then that is what you should do...A

Sep 04, 2016 10:09 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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rendering shows better always.

Sep 04, 2016 09:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I prefer the rendering and think most buyers would too. But be sure to note it is a conception.

Sep 04, 2016 07:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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The answer may lie in how you will market this. A house under construction or the finished product. Both have good, strong ad & marketing points

Sep 04, 2016 06:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Good question, for me it depends on how you want to brand yourself and how a postioning statement could be incorporated.

Sep 04, 2016 05:39 AM
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Justin Braithwaite
Online House Buyers - Queens, NY
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2nd one is the best choice

Sep 13, 2016 09:09 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would go with the rendering as long as it's fairly prominently disclosed that it is a rendering.

Sep 10, 2016 11:44 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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Rendering first.

Sep 09, 2016 10:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Your virtual projection looks great. I think, it is beneficial to demonstrate the final product. But I would not set it as a lead picture. I had such situations with the houses, people are very confused what you explain them that it is just a project. 

Sep 05, 2016 04:34 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Some fake is OK as long as you know that's the case! I have no issues with artist or architectural renderings as long as it's clear that's what it is

Sep 05, 2016 01:23 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I would lead with the rendering because it's so eye catching but also use the construction photo - maybe with appropriate labels or disclaimers just to make it clear. 

Sep 05, 2016 05:40 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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The second one.  It's hard for many to imagine the finished product.  But I don't see how the second is a rendering of the first.  The roof lines and shape seem off.  Are these are different angles?

Sep 05, 2016 04:58 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

In any non mls marketing I would lead with the first, the real one, and put on it... 

from this... and then on the rendering 

to this

and of course, note that it is a rendering. 

Sep 05, 2016 02:39 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I live in the land of "fake things" in Los Angeles (adjacent).  I like the rendering, so long as it's listed as such, since that is what I'm ultimately buying.  The current photo is a pile of sticks that I can't wrap my head around to know the final product.

Sep 05, 2016 02:36 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Bottom pic is my preference - however, it better look like that when it's done LOL

Sep 05, 2016 02:26 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Depending how you label it, I would use the rendering, and I would use a no-nonsense label like Under construction now, right in the picture, to avoid anyone misunderstanding for any amount of time.  You might add a caption underneath that includes  Finishes and pool are optional...unless your list price includes that pool.

And like many others here, I would show (and update every so often) what it looks like right now...and give them an option to click on that shows the history of the construction photos.  Very interested buyers will want to see this, and you can keep it as a demonstration of your workmanship for future homes.

Sep 05, 2016 12:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Often the rendering is no where near the final elevation of the home, so we all must be careful with these. We provide in the MLS what we are given by the architects

Sep 04, 2016 11:46 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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I would post before, during and after pics of the project. Shows people you are making progress.

Sep 04, 2016 11:32 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I like both. Sometimes it's hard to imagine what the plan is when just looking at a framed-out house.

Sep 04, 2016 11:29 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Lead with the rendering followed by the construction photo.   Very  attractive home, Mike.  

Sep 04, 2016 11:13 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

People will relate better to the rendering!

Sep 04, 2016 10:48 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

rendering

Sep 04, 2016 10:10 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I like the idea of using both... but they should be mirror images of each other. Your under construction looks nothing like the rendering. And if the under construction will not have a pool, I'd take it out of the rendering. Otherwise people think the pool comes with.

Sep 04, 2016 09:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Rendering is fine but, a watermark with that stated on it "Rendering only" is what is a fair representation of your new construction.

Sep 04, 2016 02:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Lead with the most current photo

Sep 04, 2016 11:26 AM
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Bob Crane
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The rendering is nice, but still no sexy people by the pool, and perhaps a little too green for California.

Sep 04, 2016 08:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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the frame..... show it as it is.... 

Sep 04, 2016 07:04 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The rendering, but i do like that you include both, some dont and it bugs me along with many buyers

Sep 04, 2016 06:52 AM