Elements was founded with a determined spirit and a clear objective: to help estate agents market property better, faster and with more wow factor.
Every idea starts with a problem. To us it was obvious: there are thousands of bad property photos displayed on the portals and high streets. These uninspiring images do a major injustice to the houses they ‘represent’.
We believe every property should be proudly marketed in its best possible light. Visually, listings should stand out, create wonderful first impressions and help get more excited viewers through the door.
With out low cost services, lightning quick turnaround times, easy-to-use systems and awesome customer service, we’re rapidly setting a new standard for property marketing. And we’re just getting started.
Our story begins on January 1st, 2009 with our Founder, Alex Stretton, sat on a plane destined for Brisbane, Australia. Having graduated from The University of Leeds with degrees in Product Design, and Advertising and Marketing, he traveled and coached tennis in Australia before backpacking around South-East Asia. One fateful windy day, some troublesome Bondi sand invaded and destroyed the lens of his Canon Ixus. After upgrading to a DSLR Canon EOS with twin lens kit, he was hooked and fell in love with the art form.
Upon returning, a new passion came to light; the property industry. After dabbling in various job roles and ventures, Alex launched Elements Property in 2013. In the early days, Alex visited all sorts of residential and commercial property around the Midlands to provide EPCs, photography and floorplans. In the process, visiting many estate agencies and browsing many online listings. A common theme was prevalent.
It was normal to see dull, uninspiring, poorly taken property photos that invoke a sad sense of melancholy to anyone who’s eyes contemplated them. Why were so many agents photos so bad?
For the larger corporate agents, the explanation was simple: many felt they can ‘get away’ with doing the bare minimum and rely on their brand alone as a marketing tool. Independent agents were very different, they appreciated the benefits that beautiful property photos can bring, but for a lot, they just didn’t have the know-how, the time or the budget to achieve the professional look.
We believe that beautiful property photos are the foundation of a well marketed property. So, in 2015, Image Enhancement was born to offer a simple, affordable solution to help agents who share this belief to fill their windows, brochures and websites with bright, attractive, professional images that stand out from the crowd and create wonderful first impressions.
Flash forward to 2017, and our passionate team of creative individuals work hard each day to help our wonderful clients market their property in their best possible light. We do this not only through images, but also through floorplans, video and education.
The stories and reviews we get from our delighted customers are what keeps us all excited to come to work each and every day. It’s what inspires us to continue innovating new features and services designed to market your property better, faster and with more wow!
Make it better
At the core of everything we do. We aim to improve at every opportunity; including our relationships, ourselves, the service we deliver and our processes.
Go the extra mile
By being proactive and delivering above and beyond what’s expected, we aim to continually exceed the expectations of our clients and fellow team members.
Make it beautiful
Presentation matters, great design matters, beautiful imagery matters. We built our business on the foundation that exceptional visual appeal is essential.
Do it properly
The little things matter as much as the big things. We ensure everything is done thoroughly, on time and with no shortcuts, mistakes or corners cut.
Do it quickly
We work fast, efficiently and with focus to get the job done. Whether responding to an email or completing an order, speed is of paramount importance.
Help Don't Sell
We use both ears to listen and learn what’s important to our clients and genuinely help in every way possible, selling for the sake of it isn’t what we’re about.
Alex and the team are fantastic. Always happy to help. I have sent over some challenging floor plans with my scrawl and they always come back perfect. Always willing to help with any changes and offer advice and support.
I have been really impressed with Elements their turn around service is second to none and the photograph quality is excellent. Furthermore Alex has been really helpful in giving us advice to improve our photography skills !!
Elements Property provide an excellent service, the turnaround to enhance photos, make videos is really fast and they make lovely floorplans from my vague sketches too.
Very highly recommended! Definitely worth 5 stars
Alex delivers great education, so even complete photography beginners like me can produce exciting and inviting property photography. From advice on what kit to buy, how to take the perfect picture, to delivering superb photo enhancement, the results speak for themselves! Elements Property is 100% part of our essential supply chain to delight our clients.
First class service, so pleased to have stumbled across this company in my early stages of setting up my new business. So beneficial to my business model in offering premium photography and marketing, plus very easy to use and cost effective.
THIS SERVICE IS THE NEXT LEVEL!
Been using Elements Property for around a month now for editing my photos and creating my floor plans for my two businesses. Its safe to say I wouldn't look back. Such a great product and service. The edited photos get back to me on the same day a few hours after I submit them! I highly highly recommend this company and service.
Alex and the team are actually amazing!
We use these guys at work and their turnaround of images is second to none! What they do in two hours would take me two weeks...quality is amazing, customer service is brilliant and they are so helpful. If you are considering using an image editing company then these are the guys (and girls) for you! :)
Running my own agency, my focus is on service and exceeding client expectations - Elements helps me do that. Not only is their product great - their turn around can not be faulted. I work till 10pm 7 days a week, and Elements can get images back to me in about 3 hours.... regardless of when I send them... thats a service that helps me stay ahead of my competition.
Absolutely fantastic concept, although we do majority of our editing and photography in house, we are sometimes limited to what we can do editing wise. These guys offer great prices and a quick turn around.
I used Elements Property for their photo enhancement services on a rental holiday home and cannot get over the results. The photos themselves really make my property stand out from the crowd and have had 2 bookings in the past week.. definitely not coincidence! The process was so easy and any questions and requests I had were answered promptly. Thank you!
I've been using Elements Property over the past 12 months and have been very impressed with their services. All photos uploaded are returned the same day enabling me to conclude new instructions quickly. The quality of the enhancements are striking and really help to increase click-through rates & overall enquiries. I would not hesitate to recommend Elements to any agents looking to ensure their photographs are of the highest quality.
As the Managing Director of Slater & Brandley, leading letting agents in Nottingham, we use Elements to professionally enhance all the property images we take. Having professionally edited photos is a huge selling point for us as it helps us win more instructions from landlords. The same-day turnaround times are excellent, the pricing is very reasonable and the friendly customer service is brilliant! Alex also came out to shoot a newly converted HMO for us, the images he took were fantastic and the best I've seen in terms of realistic lighting, I will certainly be using him again to photograph more projects like this. I would recommend Elements to any property professional looking for the very best in photographic imagery.
So impressed with the service and help on offer. The guides are so useful to help improve your photography and the enhancement service is excellent. The offer of 5 free trials is a complete no brainer, the turnaround is so quick and I've been amazed at still getting my photos back within 3 hours even when uploaded outside normal office hours. The photos look so much better and as an independent help me to stand out from the crowd without having to hire a professional photographer. I will definitely be using the service for every listing from now on. Keep up the good work Alex!
We started trialling the service in January and now use on every single listing. The enhancement service helps make our properties stand out online with many vendors and buyers being very impressed. The process is easy and the images and delivered back within a short space of time.
Thanks Alex and keep up the good work!
"They really know their stuff when it comes to property photography"
Have used them and can assure people that the images were transformed so would recommend their company to other agents wanting better property photos