A former mainstream TV journalist, Rick has always worked with pictures. When the opportunity came along to join the Open2view West Auckland team as a photographer he jumped at it, That was 2004.
Since then Rick's shot just about every imaginable property to be found in Auckland. In one day he can photograph properties ranging from a one bedroom unit, to a $4,500,000 country estate.
âMy job is to produce the best... not only for the sellers, but also for my clients, the agents,â he says. âMost properties have that something special, and one of my roles is to get creative and find âthat special somethingâ to give the property the marketing edge.â
Often it's the aerial view from Rick's DJI Phantom Drone that provides the Hero Shot.
A former broadcasting journalist, PR practitioner and event organiser, Rick's wife Moira is an integral part of the team. Moira is available for scripting and voiceover work for open2view walkthroughs and videos.
And the dog that hangs out with them? She's Roxy the Huntaway Cross... the other team member.
Rick, Just wanted to let you know that the owner emailed me this afternoon and was very happy with the photos you took. In her words âthey look fabulousâ and âthey show of the house beautifullyâ. Thought youâd like some warm fuzzies after all your hard work recently. Thanks for always being available at a momentâs notice!
Rick, Thank you for the exceptional photos were instrumental in making our house sale successful! (Before it sold we did not have time advertise in the news papers or have a placard produced and on show at the top of the driveway).
Hi Rick, Thank you, youâre a Gem! I just got the photos of our house and you did a fantastic job. If we didn't already own the property then with your photos we would probably like to buy it! Ha ha ha!
We wanted to pass on our thanks for the wonderful photographs you have taken of our property.Â The house looks amazing, especially the night shots.Â It was a pleasure having you take the photos, you were relaxed, friendly and at the same time very professional.Â We will be recommending you to anyone that needs photos taken of their house.Â Our front page ad in the Property Press looked fantastic and was helped by the fact we had many wonderful pictures to choose from.
Morning Rick, Thanks very much for the photos they look amazing. Had a great response to the Open Homes at the weekend and all the buyers said it was the photos that brought them to the property.
Dear Rick, Thanks for all your fantastic work! the vendor is very happy!