How I film a high quality (HD) real estate video tour

In this video, I show you how I film / shoot my high definition real estate video tours. I go over the equipment I use, the shots and angles I try to obtain, and I drop in some useful tips and tricks throughout the video.

Link to finished video tour:

I hope you enjoy the video. Making video is still a learning process for myself but my skills continue to improve. Contact me with any questions about the video.

List of Equipment Used:

1) Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
2) Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens
3) Adorama Dedicated Lens Hood for Canon 16-35mm, 20-35mm, 17-35mm, 17-40mm & 10-22mm Lenses
4) Fancierstudio Professional Video Camera Tripod FC-270 Pro Video Camera Tripod with Fluid Head By Fancierstudio FC-270
5) Fancierstudio Camera Track Slider Camera Silder Video Slider 40″ With Ball-Bearing Slide Mechanism By fancierstudio JS40
6) DMKFoto Heavy Duty Ball Head with Quick Release Plate

Thank you for watching!

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Panoramic Views with a Peak Ocean View


SOLD FOR FULL PRICE AND IN ONLY 2 DAYS.  Panoramic Views with a peak ocean view! This cozy home has an upgraded kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, brand new carpet with Spanish tile, a huge custom sky light for energy savings & plenty of natural light throughout. The deck is huge, a perfect place to experience incredible views. A bonus area downstairs with a full bathroom suitable to be a work shop, a play room, another huge bedroom… The possibilities are endless. Fresh paint & double paned windows make this home turn key & move in ready.

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Contact the Wesley Tyler Real Estate Group with any questions or to schedule your own private viewing by using the form below:

Absolute Charmer for Sale at 5109 35th Street, San Diego CA 92116


My newest listing is a charming home located in the quiet “north” section of Normal Heights, within walking distance to the Adams Avenue shopping & restaurant district, located at 5109 35th Street, San Diego CA 92116. The floor plan is open & flows well.  The home is full of natural light & has recently installed recessed lighting for comfortable evening relaxation.  Characteristics include a new roof, new windows, new paint, new floors, new front landscaping, a new bathroom, new fixtures plus more. This home is a must see for anyone considering a turnkey home ready for move in.

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The Master Bedroom is located on the second level and includes a large walk in closet and a secondary closet.  There is a bedroom on the first floor with a full bath, perfect for friends and family when they arrive for visits.  There is a third bedroom located on the second level.  The kitchen has 18′ faux Stone tile flooring, expansive oak cabinetry, a quaint breakfast nook with ceiling fan, and tons of storage. The kitchen opens directly to the living room and dining room area. The home is full of natural light but also has recently installed recessed lighting for the evenings.

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The garage is huge with plenty of room for 2 cars plus workshop area and room to store anything else. The yard is a mini paradise with plenty of room to play, relax, and enjoy those beautiful sunny San Diego days.

Contact the Wesley Tyler Real Estate Group with any questions or to schedule your own private viewing by using the form below:

Staging Approach Helps Downtown San Diego Condo Sellers

Home-Staging-Sample PicWe all know the feeling – the one where guests are due and you haven’t had time to clean the Downtown San Diego Condo or San Diego Home.  You shove all the…well… stuff into the back bedroom and shut the door (you’d lock it if you could).

Now imagine that feeling times 10.  If you are trying to sell your home this spring, and you have rooms full of that…well…stuff — you’re in for exactly that.

You can prevent it all with just a touch of the staging approach for your Downtown San Diego Condo.  Not everyone has $5,000 or more to spend on professional staging, but then again, you can’t offer your home in “lived in” condition and expect to have buyers racing to write you their high-priced offers.

Real estate is in large part an emotional selling proposition – beyond their basic housing requirements, buyers want to see themselves living a better life in their new Downtown San Diego Condo. The quickest and easiest way to make that possible is to simply get rid of that same stuff!

Here’s an easy example: while a messy home office – one stuffed with papers and files – will cause many potential buyers to think too cramped for me, a well-staged home office helps them imagine their own paperwork in control. To achieve a look that’s clean and simple, box up your files and clean out the dust bunnies.  If you have allowed extra furniture to accumulate (like that folding table in the corner that holds last year’s tax records), go ahead and UN-accumulate it!

Staging of any kind may not be your first choice for how to spend an afternoon, but selling your Downtown San Diego Condo is a business transaction, and when you approach the process confident that a little elbow grease will go a long way, your pocketbook will register the difference.

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If you are, in fact, preparing for this spring’s selling season, contact me to discuss practical strategies for economically handling the repairs, remodeling, and staging that will speed the sale of your Downtown San Diego Condo.

The Best Day for Listing Your Downtown San Diego Condo is…

human trying to make the right choiceMansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine — it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling their properties, some in Downtown San Diego.  More than that, it could actually be an important source of information if you decide to buy a vineyard in the middle of Los Angeles (Bel-Air, actually — that one was featured last week).

It was another article that caught my eye on Friday, though; one that dealt with a topic we agents have long debated. The article was headlined “THE BEST DAY TO LIST A HOME IS…”.  It summarized an elaborately executed study by a national brokerage revealing hard statistics on which day of the week is best for launching your Downtown San Diego listing. The author, Sanette Tanaka, brought up several ways to look at the question. While her focus was, of course, national, the unspoken allure was to zero in on which day will maximize our Downtown San Diego listing results.

Tips for Selling your San Diego Condominium or Home

I bet you want to know the answer, so here it is: …(drum roll, please) —

Friday. Houses listed on Friday spent the fewest days on market (2 fewer than Thursday, 7 fewer than the most ho-hum day for listing, Sunday).

But, reading further, there is a problem. Listing on Tuesday brought in the most requests for house tours — by 8 thousandths of one percent over Thursday. For drawing house tours, Friday faded into the pack…

All of which points to something experienced Downtown San Diego agents already know: statistics are helpful, but not to the point where they detract from getting the job done.  The best day to publish a Downtown San Diego listing is as soon as it’s ready – the instant it’s ready! Buyers are constantly combing the listings, and the ideal prospect may be long gone if we hold off for any reason.  It is better to rely on solid marketing such as on of my real estate video tours and consistent advertising.

Do You Need A Real Estate Video Tour When You Sell Your Home or Condominium?

If you are ready to sell your home, let’s get your Downtown San Diego listing ready to go now!

Brand New Video Tour for ICON in East Village is Finished!

Loctaed nect to Petco Park, this is ICON

Icon in East Village

I finally finished the video tour (click here to watch the video) for the always popular ICON in East Village near Petco Park.  I took extra care to capture  the amenities, the amazing views from the skybox, and uber cool vibe present at ICON.   Please enjoy the tour, it is only 2 minutes.  Questions, comments, or suggestions are always welcome.

A quick piece on ICON:

  1. There were 28 sales at ICON last year ranking it #4 as far as total sales for the year.
  2. It is made up of 4 distinct buildings, each painted a different color.
  3. It has full amenities minus a pool (most buildings in East Village do not have pools except for Legend, Alta, and The Mark).
  4. ICON was completed in 2007 and is made up of 327 units.
  5. Each floor depicts a pop culture “icon” such as Elvis Presley, Shakespeare, or Marilyn Monroe.
  6. The skybox has the best views for any residential high-rise in Downtown San Diego.  A must see.

Visit my dedicated page on ICON for video, a list of condominiums currently for sale at ICON, and to schedule viewing appointments.  Please enjoy the ICON video tour below:

Real Estate Video Tour at The Mark in East Village

Brand new Real Estate Video Tour at The Mark in East Village.  Please enjoy our latest video production.   This video tour will bring you from the outside of the complex, through the lobby, through the condominium for sale, and of course through the ultra popular courtyard and pool area.  The luxury lifestyle is everything you can imagine plus more at The Mark.  Living at The Mark is like living in a luxury resort.  Friendly staff, wonderful residents and neighbors, enviable amenities, makes residing here a truly heavenly experience.   Note to Sellers:  This property will absolutely standout among competing listings in the building and neighborhood.  Remember:  Real Estate Videos Sell Homes Faster.

The Mark in East Village