Toronto‑Pix is a real estate photography company run by Julian Mendl, who specialises in interior and architectural photography for some of the city's top realtors and brokerages. Julian's property photos regularly appear in the Star, The Globe and the National Post.
Toronto‑Pix hosts hundreds of photo galleries and virtual tours that are added to the online TREB/MLS listing page. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) now allows agents to post up to 20 photos for each listing. They still restrict you to low resolution, 640 pixel images. Not only does Toronto‑Pix provide these photos, it creates and hosts a TREB-approved virtual tour that includes high resolution photos, a full screen slideshow, YouTube Video, Google streetview and google maps.
Julian is a leader in displaying high-quality images that can be viewed on all devices, including phones, tablets, desktops, TVs and very high‑resolution monitors. Julian is a member of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), and helps shape how images will be shown online in the future.
Toronto‑Pix has grown by providing the very best quality and great customer service. This accelerated growth has been driven by referrals, and resulted in strong loyalty.
"I don't just take photographs, I help sell the house."
"I act in people's homes as I would expect them to act in mine, with the utmost of respect."
If you'd like to know more about Julian Mendl, check out his Fine‑Art Photography site here
With 94% of home buyers starting their search on the internet you need to make your listing stand out with better photography.
The Wall Street Journal says that statistics show that up to $100,000 can be added to the sale price by using a professional photographer.
More and more studies are proving just how important professional photography can be in not just selling the property, but also marketing yourself.
By engaging Toronto-Pix, great professional photography and fantastic presentation will help you get more for your listing.
Modern DSLRs are great, but unless the photographer knows how to use them well, they don't always take great real-estate pictures. The wide-angle lenses favoured for today’s listings can make the picture look unnatural. Each photo taken by Julian is checked to ensure that all of the verticals are vertical. There is no colour aberration. Exposure is even across the picture, and there are no dark or bright spots. The full-frame camera takes great pictures, but the post-processing makes professional images really stand out amongst the hundreds of listings.
This real estate report published in 2013 shows how there is more to pro photos than just a DSLR camera.
The best quality, the best customer service and the best value for money!
I have 20 years of photography experience and a photography degree from one of England's top universities. I use professional, full-frame cameras and the best architectural and wide-angle lenses. I have an artistic approach to interior design photography that really stands out on the MLS. Google Analytics shows that visitors view my photos again and again.
I'm told that my approach to customer service is unique among local real estate photographers. It comes from a long career working for some of the largest retailers in the world. The best way for a retailer to grow, is to exceed the customers expectations and I bring that approach to Toronto-Pix. I go out of my way to delight both my clients and vendors.
The easiest way is to call me at 647 779 5016, but of course you can click the buttons above or just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I recognise that sometimes it's difficult for agents to know too far in advance that contracts will be signed and a photographer will be required. However it's good to have some notice so that I can plan the shoot, look at the weather and anticipate the light. For this reason and for managing my calendar, I like 4 days notice.
I will, of course, always try and accommodate shorter-notice shoots and frequently I can shoot on the same or next day.
Photos are processed on the same day as the shoot. All images and the virtual tour are usually returned late afternoon or evening. In the past 3 years, photos have been returned by midnight 99.7% of the time. There can be a 12-hour delay for weekend shoots, but I always let the client know in advance.
I'm very flexible and offer several ways for clients to pay. Payment is normally made at the shoot.
Yes! The prices above are a guideline and represent what's best for most clients. Call me at 647 779 5016 to discuss your requirements for photography, website design and desktop publishing, and I'll be happy to help and provide a quote.
I create YouTube videos out of still photos and add them to the virtual tour. It's a fraction of the price of true video and has all of the advantages of getting your listing on the front page of Google. YouTube videos can also be added to your own YouTube channel, and I can help you set that up!
I provide a PDF file that is ready for printing by any printer. I advise my clients to get their feature sheets made at a local printer because they are able to print very low quantities. Usually clients print 15 or 20 at a time for each weekends open house. I can recommend printers if required.
Yes! I use Adobe InDesign to create feature sheets, brochures and postcards. These are included in 2 of the packages above, but if you have individual requirements then just ask. I've made a 30-page hardback book for one client!
All clients get photos at 640 pixels wide for display on MLS/TREB. I also supply 960px and 1800px. When I meet a client I ask where the photos will be displayed or printed and I supply exactly what they need. I would rather supply multiple resolutions than let the TREB image re-sizing algorithm re-size them to ensure the best quality.
The client is sent links to download zip files so it's easier and quicker to get all of the pictures on their computer.
Other bespoke solutions can be arranged including DropBox, Google Drive or my own server here at Toronto-Pix.
You can see instructions from TREB here. The number of photographs that can be submitted is now 20 for each listing.
From a technical, web-design perspective, I use both "responsive" and "adaptive" images. For small phones and older tablets, a visitor clicks on a thumbnail and sees a larger 400-pixel wide image that fills the screen. It's small in size so it displays almost instantly. On PCs, Macs, newer tablets and phones, larger images are rendered after a thumbnail is clicked and it's displayed to fill most of the screen, no matter what the screen size. For larger monitors and HD-TVs, visitors are encouraged to click on the full-screen slideshow, which takes a bit longer to display but will show images rendered for every resolution up to 2560 pixels wide!
If your listing or property is on Toronto-Pix and you'd like it removed, then just drop me an email at email@example.com . Make sure you mention the full address and listing agent.
50 Portland Street / 820
P: 647 779-5016
Located in the heart of King West, I can get to any shoot quickly, which means your photos will be back to you on the same day and the listing will be up sooner.
See more of my photography at www.mendl.ca
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