All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. ...

or..."I AM big, it's the pictures that got small! ..." 

Atta girl!  You tell em.    

Many of the Real Estate agents here will mix in close-up shots into their MLS postings...photos of furniture groupings, doorknobs, fireplace tiles, and other interesting 'hardwares' and features that give the home distinct character.  When done correctly, it can really set the mood (like nothing else). 

Here are a few of my favorite (staging) close-ups I found today while rummaging through my desktop photos.  I'm still trying to merge two computer into one, so I'm sure I'll be digging up a few more as time passes.

 

 

 

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        ...Have you had your Close-up today?

  David Ames 

  Top Producer 

 

  DavidAmes@zephyrsf.com

  (415) 271-2071

Comment balloon 66 commentsDavid Ames • September 14 2010 09:41PM
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up…
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