Moginie James... at home | Spring 2010
The Last Word...
T is issue we chat to Martin Tilly, Moginie James’ multi-talented Photographer and Sales Consultant.
Martin, you photograph most of Moginie James’ clients’ properties – what’s been your favourite property to shoot?
The most recent property would have to be an exceptional 4 bedroom home on Rhydypennau Rd. It’s a new build and they have done a great job in terms of specifi cation – such a high standard of fi nish on this kind of development is unquestionably rare. The interior, for example, is extremely stylish, furnished with stunning pieces from Maskreys. That said however, one of my all time favourites would have to be a property we sold on Cyncoed Road a few years ago. The property dated back to circa 1915 and had exceptional character. The central staircase was particularly impressive with a large original stained glass window that provided ample natural light – making it a fantastic place to shoot.
Where’s the best spot in or around Cardiff?
It has to be Rudry – particularly the Maen Llwyd Pub! The location is fantastic and there’s a great vibe there. The food is really great too – but perhaps I’m biased, being a bit of a foodie!
If you could live anywhere in Cardiff – where would it be and what type of home?
Llandennis Avenue in Cyncoed - in the biggest house on the street! That would probably stretch me a little though, with prices at circa £3m!
What’s the best thing about your job?
Meeting people and taking satisfaction in doing a good job – and of course when my vendors complete on the sale! I’ve also gotten to go around some immaculate houses and see what can be done to a property – it’s like house education!
Some of my favourite shots of Rhydypennau Road, Cyncoed
(For further information on this property contact the Cyncoed offi ce on 029 20 761 999)
MJ’s top tips... for preparing your property to be photographed
Martin divulges his secrets to making a property picture perfect!
• Clear all unnecessary papers, magazines, books and knickknacks from table tops, counters, mantles and ledges
• Put away any dishes, sponges or towels in the kitchen
• Conceal any laundry and put out of sight shoes and coats
• Remove any items that are hanging on the back of chairs such as jumpers and jackets
• Remove family photographs, where possible • Remove magnets and photos from fridges and freezers
• Hide from view large bundles of toys
• Put away personal care items from bathrooms and bedrooms
• Place freshly ironed bedding in all bedrooms • Neatly fold all towels in bathrooms • Straighten pieces of art and lampshades • Place a few vases of fresh fl owers such as lilies or daffodils around the property
• Put on all main and side lights to light your property to maximum effect
• For the outside hide wheelie bins, mow the lawn and if possible move any vehicles from the drive so an unobstructed exterior shot of the property can be taken
d fi nally if you have any control over the weather a sunny day always helps too!
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