June was a fast-paced month of real estate as it seemed everyone waiting to make a move until school was out suddenly was ready to list their homes. Austin is one of the few cities nationwide where prices have risen the past year and didn’t fall much in previous years, so the market is still jumping. However, as the number of homes hitting the MLS increases, demand from buyers is beginning to slow. Sellers and their agents must be competitive with not just nice photos showing the home, but amazing photos showing OFF the home! Seller demand for professional photography is high, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this industry.
Every month when I prepare my portfolio of the previous four weeks, I am energized all over again. I just love shooting real estate and find myself at portrait clients’ homes or wedding venues itching to take a few moments to light and photograph great spaces wherever I find them! Seriously, I know it’s hard to believe anyone can be this excited about her job or taking pictures of rooms, I’m not just making it up. To prove my point, I challenge you to take your little camera and take a photo of the best room in your home to see just how difficult it is to do well. I struggle every day, and I have so much to learn, which is why it’s so much fun. At 25 homes this month with some of the most amazing views I’ve seen in Austin, I am having a lot of fun!