Home for Sale in East Cobb – Marietta, GA Real Estate – 2210 Rock Ridge Rd 30062

Oct
1

Marietta GA Real Estate

Homes for Sale in East Cobb

Featured Listing offered by Iran Watson, Real Estate Agent with Georgia Elite Realty and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer 770-363-3350

Home for sale in East Cobb - Marietta GA Real Estate
Property Website: 2210Rockridgerd.com

As a Marietta Real Estate Listing Agent and Atlanta Real Estate Photographer, being able to bring both of my specialties together on the same deal always brings out the best on me. In scenarios like this I not only have a strong motivation to bring my “A” game to the marketing of the home but it also gives me the freedom try new things and really dial in the photography. This newest listing is no exception. Greenhouse Properties of Atlanta LLC did a phenomenal job renovating this home and along with the help from Atlanta’s Best Home Stager Kathy Nielsen, the finished product… well, I think it speaks for itself.

Home for Sale in East Cobb - Marietta GA Home with Open Concept Floor Plan

2210 Rock Ridge Rd is a newly renovated 4 Bed/3 Bath 2581 SF Home with In-Law Suite in Pope High School District. For those not familiar with Marietta and East Cobb County, the district’s consistently top preforming schools are perhaps one of the biggest draws for families looking to relocate to the area. According to Schooldigger.com, Pope ranks as 5th out of 399 Public High Schools in GA. Dodgen Middle School ranks 12th out of 479 GA public middle schools. With such competitive rankings, its easy to see why this contributes to 2210 Rock Ridge Road being in a very desirable area of East Cobb.

Home for Sale in Marietta GA - East Cobb renovated Kitchen

Marietta GA Home for Sale - Renovated Kitchen in East Cobb

Completely Renovated in Sept. 2011, this spacious home offers the generous square footage & Open Concept floor plan of a soft contemporary with the all the finishes and upgrades of a brand new home. The Kitchen features Stained Cabinets, Granite Countertops, Tile Backsplash, Stainless Sink/Faucet and New Black/Stainless Appliances. Another great feature is the fact that the kitchen flows seamlessly to the Breakfast Area, Formal Dining Room, Great Room and even to the Oversized Back Deck. It has been said that the Kitchen is the new “Family Room” and being that this space anchors this home’s floor plan it doesn’t require imagination to see that this very well may be true.

Home for Sale in Marietta GA - Renovated Home East Cobb

This Move-in Ready home also features all new flooring (down to the Sub-Floor) including Site-Finished Hardwood floors throughout main Level, new carpet in the bedrooms and In-Law Suite and Tile in all the Baths. Of course they didn’t stop there, all of the doors and door hardware were replaced, as well as light fixtures, to a modern oil rubbed bronze. Combined with the freshly painted interior and exterior, this home really feels like a new home.

Home for Sale in East Cobb Marietta GA - Master Bedroom Ensuite

Home for Sale in Marietta GA East Cobb - Master Bathroom Renovation

Along with the Kitchen, the Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom are probably the most scrutinized by prospective buyers. It will probably come as no surprise that the theme of high-end, modern finishes was continued into the Master Bedroom En Suite. The Master Bedroom features a huge wall length closet with a pair of double doors, new ceiling fan/light fixture and room for the largest furniture. The adjacent Master Bathroom offers a new stained wood vanity cabinet with dual sinks, granite counter top with under-mount sinks, a custom tiled tub/shower combo and matching tile floors.

Home for Sale in Marietta GA East Cobb with In-Law Suite

Finally, one of most attractive features of this home is the finished lower level. This space is perfect as an Inlaw-Suite or second living area. It includes an exterior entry, living room, full bath, large bedroom with walk-in closet and double window and even a wet-bar!

At almost 2600 SF, this home is currently priced at nearly $20 a SF less than the average for homes in the 30062 zip code. All things considered, I’m confident in saying this is currently one of the best deals on a Move-In Ready, Fully Renovated home in East Cobb.

For more information, current pricing or to request a showing for this Renovated Home for Sale in East Cobb, Marietta GA call 770-363-3350.</h2?

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Learn more about Atlanta Real Estate Photography services here.

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Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

Atlanta Real Estate Photographer website: IranWatsonPhoto.com

Digital Magic – The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Retoucher

Aug
14

Digital Magic – The Virtues of Hiring a Professional Retoucher

Atlanta Real Estate Photography by Iran Watson

As an Atlanta Real Estate photographer and real estate agent in Marietta I have spent my fair share of time at the computer editing photos.  Most of the time I get it right “in camera” and the image needs very little post processing.  Other times either the challenge onsite is beyond what I am able to capture with a single frame, a mistake was made or there is simply no way to get what I want due to obstructions or other distracting elements.  At this point, a decision has to be made.  Do you settle for “good enough” or do seek out the means to achieve greatness?  When it comes to real estate photography, specifically images that are created with the sole purpose of getting an audiences attention quickly, I rarely see an option.

Having created literally thousands of images for my real estate agent clients, as well as my own listings, I have encountered pretty much every scenario you can think of when it comes problem photos.  Mixed lighting sources, dimly lit rooms with daylight blasting through the windows, distortion from having to shot from a less than idea angle, poor weather, the list goes on and on…  but, for each of these issues, there is often a solution.  It’s not always a quick and easy fix, but the right talent and expertise will ultimately find a way to overcome these challenges.  The result is often something so unique and unexpected, it almost seems like magic.

Recently I had a shoot where I was to photograph a condo complex in Gatlinburg, TN for a good friend of the family.  This complex sits high on a hill over looking the Gatlinburg strip.  When it comes to views, there are few condo complexes that afford the views of this one.  The problem for me as the photographer, however, was that it was near impossible to show this place in its entirety from anywhere on the ground in the immediate vicinity.  In fact, I had to go to the top of another hotel almost a block away just to get a shot that showed the whole building.  So after climbing to the top of this eight story building I thought my problem was solved.  Well, I thought wrong.  It did indeed have the view that I wanted, but all throughout the foreground overhead utility and power lines obstructed the view!  Short of renting a helicopter, there was simply no other way to get the shot.  I proceeded to take my photo and hoped that my Photoshop skills would once again save the day.

About an hour into editing (yes, an hour… on one photo…) I realized that I had bit off more than I could chew.  I needed a pro and a talented one at that.  Thankfully, my friends over in the Flickr Photography for Real Estate group answered my call.  Within an hour, I had not one, but two, of the finest retouchers in the business on the case.  Both of their results, while somewhat different in the extent of work, were nothing short of amazing.  Below are before and after slides that I think speak for themselves.

“After” image courtesy of Darren Sutherland, darren@retouchcanada.com

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“After” image courtesy of Shawn Clabough,  photo retoucher www.expertstouchphotography.com

Needless to say, these examples are somewhat on the extreme side of what a professional retoucher would do in regards to real estate images and are priced accordingly. So does that mean the only time a retoucher is justified is when there is a serious issue? Of course not! Perhaps your main exterior photo lacks that snap that is needed to help the photo jump off the page at a prospective buyer… maybe you want that expensive print ad to get a potential buyers attention the second they lay eyes on it… or maybe, that perfect headshot just needs a different color blouse…

        

The point I hope I have driven home with this post is that a good retoucher can be an invaluable asset to both real estate agents and photographers alike.  Even if you are somewhat proficient with photo editing software, the time and money these guys can save you can easily surpass their fees.  I admit I’m stubbornly an avid DIYer, but there comes a time when calling in a real specialist is the best for all involved.  I mean we all know that, right?  We use that logic to sell our services all the time, both as agents and photographers.  So the next time you are faced with that decision to either settle for “good enough” or do what it takes to make it great, shoot these guys an email.

Learn more about Atlanta Real Estate Photography services here.

Southboundtraveler Youtube channel

Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

Atlanta Real Estate Photographer website: IranWatsonPhoto.com

Gatlinburg, TN Night and Street Photography

Aug
2

Gatlinburg, TN Real Estate Photography

Gatlinburg Real Estate Photography by Iran Watson

As an Atlanta Real Estate photographer and real estate agent in Marietta most of my photo shoots are somewhere in Metro Atlanta, mostly Cobb, Cherokee and Fulton County.  If you know any photographers, however, you know they take a camera with them everywhere and I’m no exception.  Even vacations end up with one or two impromptu photo shoots.  Recently, I brought my gear along on a weekend trip to one of my favorite places in the South, Gatlinburg, TN.

My family has been vacationing in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN long before I was even born.  Even though these two family friendly, Smoky Mountains tourists spots have grown considerably over the last 30 years, there is something that always feels the same when I go there; something familiar, something eternal, something that just puts me at peace.  I could never capture everything these places have to offer in a single trip so there are likely to be many more of these posts in the future.   Here are a few of my favorites and some of the most commonly requested to license*.

 

Twilight view from the Gatlinburg Space Needle

 

View from the Gatlinburg Space Needle at dusk

 

Ripleys Believe it or not museum Gatlinburg TN

 

Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg TN

 

Candy Shop at Night in Gatlinburg TN

 

Hellbinder Grill Gatlinburg TN at Twilight

* Licensing available for all images, copyright Iran Watson Photo 2011.  Do not use without permission.

 

Learn more about Atlanta Real Estate Photography services here.

Southboundtraveler Youtube channel

Marietta, GA Real Estate Listing Agent

and Professional Photographer

Georgia Elite Realty

Direct 770-363-3350

email iranwatson@gmail.com

Real Estate website: Iranwatson.listingware.com

Atlanta Real Estate Photographer website: IranWatsonPhoto.com