COVID-19 and Greenville’s Stop the Spread Order

According to Greenville’s “stop the spreadorder, and clarified by Mayor P.J. Connelly, professional photographers are deemed essential services as it relates to real estate. Through April 29, we will only be shooting interiors of vacant (completely unoccupied) homes, but are still offering drone shoots, exteriors, and twilight shoots. Please schedule as normal if it is a vacant home, or contact us if you would like an exterior-only service. We hope that this will only last through April 29, but we will be following city, county and state guidelines.

This is a very risky time for everyone and we want to be sure that the decisions we make are helping the local real estate industry and keeping everyone involved healthy. Although it is not a substitute for professional photography, we are also open to offering photo editing for your cell phone or DSLR photos – please contact us for details on this.

How to book

Please contact us and include the following info:

  • Street Address including city
  • Square footage
  • List the package you wish to purchase
  • Preferred Date /time options for shoot
  • Will the agent meet photographer at property, or will key/code be provided?

Remember, we have made modifications to our home prep guide. See these changes here

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We are making some changes to our MLS photo/video sessions

Due to the increasing health risks posed by COVID-19 exposure, we are making some changes to how we are conducting our real estate photo and video shoots for the foreseeable future.

First of all, we appreciate the delicate balance between taking precautions to reduce possible exposure to the virus and keeping business moving forward. We appreciate the difficult position that this crisis has put us all in. We love serving our clients and being a part of their success. Nothing makes us happier! However,  we have all felt the impacts of this current disruption. Public health must come first. Therefore, after very careful thought and consideration we have put together the following changes to how we will be working with you until the health threat has passed.

1) We are taking steps to keep from inadvertently bringing contagion into our client’s properties. Before and after every photo/video session we carefully wash our hands with soap and water, as well as sanitizing our equipment before and after every shoot. We are wearing new protective gloves and replacing these after every session. We began this practice March 16th.

2) Beginning immediately we will only accept new appointments for photo/video sessions for unoccupied properties. That means if anyone is currently living in the property, we will NOT be shooting in that property. We will no longer be booking any a new appointments within occupied properties until further notice. For those photo and video sessions that have already been booked, we will gladly honor those bookings and ask that the occupants not be present for the duration of the photoshoot. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but we must insist on this precaution. If occupants are present at time of booking and are unwilling/unable to leave, we will be forced to either cancel the booking or reschedule for a time that they will be able to be absent for the duration of the session.

3) We request that the property be prepared before we arrive for the shoot (lights on, fans off, blinds/shutters/curtains open, etc.) We will be shooting the property as is, and will not be handling light switches, blinds, or door knobs. In addition to the prep list items provided below, please have all interior doors open to all rooms ready to photographed. If a door is closed, we will take it to mean that that space behind the door is not intended to the photographed. The goal is to minimize exposure to the virus that may be present. There will be no reshoots due to properties not being properly prepared.

4) We also ask that homeowners wipe down / disinfect exterior door knobs prior to our arrival. The less we have to handle, the smaller the chance contagion might be transferred.

5) Occupants are asked to be off premises before our arrival. We ask that a key or lockbox code be provided, or the agent may be present to unlock the property upon our arrival.

We love working with you and your sellers. These are difficult policies, but the threat is real and the number of infections is expected to exponentially increase in the days and weeks to come. We hope that by doing our part, we can contribute to the fight against this virus, while doing what we can to continue serving our clients.

Modified Real Estate Photography Prep Checklist 


  • All lights ON (inside and outside); Replace broken/missing bulbs
  • All ceiling fans OFF
  • All blinds/shutters/curtains open or pulled up
  • Toilet seats closed
  • Personal care items not visible
  • Trash/recycle bins not visible
  • No cars in driveway
  • Children, pets, and pet items put away
  • Photos of people put out of view
  • Wipe down / disinfect exterior door knobs
  • Please have all interior doors open to all rooms ready to photographed
  • Occupants are asked to be off premises before our arrival. We ask that a key or lockbox code be provided prior to our arrival, or the agent may be required to unlock the property upon our arrival.

Ingage gears up to promote first-of-its-kind event

Ingage Advertising Agency is proud to have played a part in promoting the first annual Hats off to Horses Social benefiting the Rocking Horse Ranch’s therapeutic riding program. The agency provided digital marketing, communications and coverage for the event. Patrick Fay, co-founder and owner of Ingage, provided a personal rider testimony to attendees during the event.

The following article was published by WNCT on April 15, 2018.

First annual ‘Hats Off to Horses’ held at Greenville Country Club

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A fashion show, hat contest and auction were all on display at the Greenville Country Club Sunday for the first annual Hats Off to Horses.

Around 150 people attended the event, wearing their Sunday’s best and enjoying drinks and refreshments.

Organizer Lorri Kessler said there is no event like Hats Off to Horses in Greenville.

She said proceeds go to Rocking Horse Ranch’s therapeutic riding program.

“They service people of all needs and abilities, but beyond that, they also service volunteers opportunities with the university and through the hospital,” Kessler said. “It’s not just a program for a couple people with disabilities, it is a program for people of all abilities.”

Kessler said the event leads up to the Derby Dash Bash, the ranch’s largest fundraiser.

Derby Dash Bash is on May 5.

Written by Courtney Allen
Taken from WNCT

Ingage Advertising Agency opens its doors

Ingage principlesPatrick Fay and Mike Litwin of Ingage Advertising Agency


Patrick Fay and Mike Litwin are proud to announce the opening of Ingage™, a full-service advertising agency, committed to providing creative brand development, effective marketing strategy and stunning visual imagery to businesses and organizations in the eastern North Carolina region and beyond.

Ingage is based in Greenville, North Carolina, and is well equipped to provide top quality service to organizations at competitive rates.

“Our strong values, capabilities, and nearly 40 years of combined industry experience, are key to our success,” says Patrick Fay, “We are in love with what we do so much that we cannot wait to get to work for our clients!”

A short list of the agency’s services includes: branding, logo design, marketing strategy, social media marketing, publication design, print and digital advertising, photography, videography, illustration and campaign lifecycle management and analysis.

“We have a vested interest in our clients’ success,” Litwin says. “Your business is our business. So we take the time to get familiar with the needs, goals and character of your brand, and then treat as though it were our own. That kind of investment creates more than a business relationship. It creates a partnership—one that leads to great results!”

Ingage will be hosting local “Getting to Know Ingage” meet and greet events during the summer months. These events will offer attendees a chance to meet with Ingage team members, learn about the agency, enjoy refreshments and network with fellow business leaders. A full schedule of these events will be detailed on the agency’s website, located at:

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