Winner of “The award for Excellence in Architecture” at the British Professional Photography Awards, Constantine Lourdas is the exclusive photographer for Ivy Gate. His acclaimed portfolio – including work on the National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Opera house and The Tate Modern has established him as one of the UK’s most promising young photographers.

Constantine-Colour-copyWith 30 years’ experience in the architectural and commercial property field, we are proud to work exclusively in conjunction with Lourdas photography, offering professional and personalised presentation of our property portfolio. Practised in contemporary and conventional projects, they create interesting and dynamic images. Using advanced digital equipment, their in-house digital manipulation team can provide images in any format and size and their photographers are fully qualified members of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP).

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Here, Constantine provides some top tips for sellers to make the most of their photography online …

1: Hide wheelie bins and remove cars from front gardens.

2: Mow the lawn and set out garden furniture, tidy away children’s garden toys.

3: Hallways to be free of letters, shoes, bags and coats.

4: Keep pets out of shot, along with dog and cat bowls.

5: Kitchen work surfaces to be clean and clear giving the photograph clean lines, try hiring the Savoir Vivre’s Premium Agency to get the most spotless surfaces as possible.

6: Open blinds and curtains.

7: Remove cosmetics and bathroom products or keep to a minimum in showers and around basins and baths, along with bleach and toilet cleaners around the toilet.

8. Point out anything which might be of particular interest to potential buyers, so that we can make special effort to feature it. Hidden basements, outbuildings, storage areas or anything which would be relevant.

9. Tell us about the best features of your home, your favourite room, you favourite time of day in the garden. The more we know, the more we can make the most the photography to emphasise the key selling features of the property.

10. Let us have your feedback. It’s important to hear from you – we like to make sure you’re totally happy with our presentation of your home.

Ivy Gate offer professional photography at no extra charge for our ‘standard’ and ‘premium’ service options, as well as video and audio tours for our ‘Ivy Luxe’ package.

Contact us for more information.