Drones & the Unknown: 10 Tips Before Entering the Drone Zone

Drones & the Unknown: 10 Tips Before Entering the Drone Zone
A new real estate marketing era takes off next week, when the Federal Aviation Administration officially implements new, relaxed regulations on how realtors and other marketers are able to use commercial drones. Marketing real estate with aerial video and photography conveys a new and dramatic perspective for potential buyers. Drones capture unique high-altitude views of ...

How to Use Facebook to Sell More Homes

How to Use Facebook to Sell More Homes
92% of homebuyers use the Internet in their home search. One of the best ways to get in front of current and potential clients online is to build your presence on social media. Facebook, the most popular social networking site, is a great tool to showcase your personality, connect with homebuyers, and show off your ...

‘Villa Taj’ Mansion in Burr Ridge Listed for $10.95 Million

‘Villa Taj’ Mansion in Burr Ridge Listed for $10.95 Million
The Middle Eastern-inspired Burr Ridge mansion, once known as the “Villa Taj”, hit the market last Friday with a new name and whole new look. Listed at $10.95 million, the eight-bedroom 30,214-square-foot mansion is a property unlike any other. It was photographed by VHT’s Nick Miller. Built in 2009, the mansion was originally owned by a dentist ...

Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored 2

Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored
Remember the century-old Oscar Mayer mansion in Evanston, Illinois? The Chicago landmark, home to Oscar Mayer Sr. from 1927 to 1965, sat vacant for over 10 years before it was purchased and renovated. VHT’s Petr Poliak photographed the abandoned property last year in its neglected state. There were holes in the roof and vines taking over ...

NHL star Patrick Kane’s Chicago condo on the market

NHL star Patrick Kane's Chicago condo on the market
Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane recently put his Chicago condo up for sale. We’re proud to say our very own Renae Lillie was the lucky one who photographed it! Located on the 33rd floor of Trump Tower, this place has spectacular views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. High ceilings, high end finishes, and five star luxury ...

VHT CEO Discusses Drone Technology on Fox News

VHT CEO Discusses Drone Technology on Fox News
Selling a home near a lake or golf course? Drone photography and video are a huge trend right now in the real estate market and a great way to show buyers the area surrounding a property. Last week, Fox News aired a story demonstrating the use of drones in real estate. VHT Studios CEO, Brian Balduf and CAVU ...

Why You Need to Be on Instagram

Why You Need to Be on Instagram
Launched back in 2010, Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service, has been attracting users left and right. Today, there are over 400 million active users, and the number continues to grow! Since Instagram is about sharing compelling imagery, we decided to ask a few of our social media savvy photographers to chime in with some words of wisdom. After all, ...

5 Spectacular Spaces Perfect for Watching Fourth of July Fireworks

5 Spectacular Spaces Perfect for Watching Fourth of July Fireworks
Cookouts, bonfires, hot weather, and, of course, fireworks. With the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaching, that can only mean one thing – summer is officially in full swing. We’ve gathered up a collection of picturesque balconies, patios and decks ideal for watching fireworks with friends and family this weekend. Here’s a fun 4th of ...

This Chicago Property has a Fig Tree in the Foyer

This Chicago Property has a Fig Tree in the Foyer
This modern and oh-so-unique Chicago property was designed by the world renowned architect Bruce Graham who also designed the Hancock Building and Willis Tower in the beautiful city of Chicago. The 4 bedroom 3 bath residence was built in 1972 and sits on a small 60 ft. x 79 ft. lot in the heart of the Old ...

A Modern Glass Condo in Milwaukee

A Modern Glass Condo in Milwaukee
Would you live in a home with two-story glass walls? If it was this place, I don’ think you’d mind. This Milwaukee residence has some of the most spectacular views of the city and the Milwaukee River. It’s been completely renovated with a modern decor and (from what we can tell) there was no expense spared. ...