Going Exclusive with 1st Option
When you have a unique, striking or utterly gorgeous property, you may well have the thought that it could be the perfect property to register with a location agency and if you’re reading this, that thought has probably already come to your mind. Many people may think that registering with every location agency in London and beyond is the best way for you to maximise bookings and therefore maximise your income and profits. While you’re naturally free to do this, when it comes to choosing an agent quality is often better than quantity. As a company with almost twenty years of experience in the industry, we pride ourselves in producing quality for our clients and location owners alike and as an ‘exclusive’ location there are real bonuses that go with it. Going exclusive with 1st Option means that you sign on with us and only us and while this may sound like you are missing out on more potential work, it’s important to bear in mind that most agencies have similar client-bases and in our case we know we have more than most. If a client is looking to book a location, although they may contact other agencies they will usually come to us first, meaning that your property will be in pole position to get the jobs. What’s more, we offer a host of benefits that can’t be matched if you choose to work with others, such as reduced commission rates and preferential marketing.
Why go Exclusive with 1st Option
1st Option is approaching its 20th year in the industry, sourcing the best shoot locations for the most prestigious clientele. As the first multi-servicing agency to launch, we do boast an incredible range of clients which includes all the major publications, advertising and production companies, photographers, agents, TV companies and more. So if you chose to go exclusive with us, we can promise you that not only will you not struggle for work but you could be working with brands such as Vogue, Gucci, Saatchi or ITV. You may be thinking ‘what's to stop other agencies offering me shoots from brands or publications such as these’ or ‘what else is there to entice me to register exclusively with you’? Well for starters, many of our clients work only with us, due in large to the work we do for them and the level of customer service we provide, always going above and beyond to make the shoot as seamless as possible for both parties. And secondly, yes, of course we do provide benefits for location owners who go exclusive with us, such as preferential commission rates that we would be happy to discuss further if you are thinking about it.
We only represent the very best residential and commercial shoot locations in the country and have worked hard to build a great reputation over the years for being knowledgeable, professional, efficient, caring and extremely nice to work with. Don’t just take our word for it though, this is what one of our owners recently said: “Fantastic agency to work with over the last few months - 1st Option have not only supported our business in the early days of operation but always have our best interests at heart when dealing with bookings. 5 stars is an understatement!” – Woodmill Studios
Types of Exclusive Shoot Locations We Offer
At 1st Option, we represent the best photoshoot locations London has to offer and beyond, ranging from location houses to apartments or something a bit more unusual. This is no different when it comes to our exclusive library, currently boasting some of the most striking houses, barn conversions and apartments, as well as bars, gyms and converted mills. Whatever the brief calls for we almost certainly have the location for it.
How We Differ From Other Location Agencies
We come from a photographic and filming background, which means that we understand what it takes to turn a space into a great shoot or filming location, whether that be from the perspective of the filmmaker, photographer or the client. As photographers and industry professionals, for nearly two decades we’ve understood the importance of light, space and accessibility, whether the property is being used for film, stills or TV. We pride ourselves on only putting forward the best properties for the right shoot and we always consider the practicality of a location when adding to our portfolio, so no matter how lavish a property is, if it isn't shoot friendly you won't find it on our website. We also have an eye for locations that are that little bit unusual, whether it be a run down church, sports centre or office building, if there is a demand for it you’ll find it with us. We’re also available 24/7, so if one of our clients or home owners needs to get hold of us urgently, there will always be an emergency mobile number available on our answering machine.
Whether it’s our clients or our location owners, we always give the highest levels of service and we always go the extra mile. Our business is literally centred around doing whatever we can to find the perfect location for a shoot, making everyone's lives that little bit easier. We do the leg work so you don’t have to. We also have full-screen images of all of our locations on our website which means clients can get a better idea of what’s on offer without having to necessarily visit the property before the shoot.
Get in touch now via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to go exclusive and we can talk you through all the perks and benefits in more detail as well as help walk you through the process.