Have you checked the weather forecast?

It’s that time of year, Jacksonville real estate agents! You might wake up to a beautiful, blue sky. But more often than not an afternoon storm is looming on the horizon.

Partly Cloudy
Thursday 02/22 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 02/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 73F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 02/24 20%
Clear
Mostly sunny skies. High near 75F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday 02/25 20%
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 78F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
Monday 02/26 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High around 80F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

 

It’s important to always check the radar before you leave the house in the morning. May I recommend keeping an umbrella in your car, in your office, ladies, on your person, at all times…. anywhere you have space to keep an umbrella, PUT ONE THERE! It may seem annoying, but there will always be *that one time* you wish you had it.

When it comes to your listing shoots however, HAVE NO FEAR.

Cloudy days are NOT an issue. Do not worry about a clear blue sky for your listing images. Often times, I give your front exterior a sky facelift anyway. And even more times, cloudy days are actually beneficial to your interior pictures! They keep lighting a little more even throughout the shoot.

I remember taking these images. This specific day, the smoke was so strong from the Georgia wild fires, it was actually laboring my breathing.

The sky itself was drab, dull white and hazy.

As a real estate photographer, I do my best to “get things right” on location, but sometimes Mother Nature does not want to comply, especially here in Florida! That’s when editing and software knowledge takes the front seat. Honestly, we can even make do with a little drizzling. The only time to really be concerned is if it’s a torrential down pour.  Lucky for us in Florida, afternoon thunderstorms often only last for a small amount of time and the sun typically reintroduces itself!

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