I think every home has a view. Some are stunning water overlooks, maybe a view of Mt Baker or the idyllic scene of our Washington State Ferries sailing past. And even the magnificent garden view deserves its due. So I feel exterior views are an important part of the selection of images that I deliver.
So in order to provide the best possible imagery, I pre-scout every home that I photograph. I check the location of the sun and corresponding shadows and review the current ferry schedule. Often different parts of the property are best shot at various time during the day so I'll make additional trips if needed.