August 26th, 2014
Mike Gardner in Malibu gets some great coverage at WSJ: Malibu Realtor and photographer Mike Gardner pointed out that the WSJ printed his photo on the front page of their real estate section, interviewed everyone he suggested and gave him the photo credits. It can hurt to develop contacts in the real estate organizations of big news papers.
Ethan Tweedie celebrates a real estate photography milestone: 2013 PFRE photographer of the year, Ethan Tweedie of the Big Island did a great marketing announcement on his blog about the fact that he has photographed a total of 700 Million dollars in real estate in the last three years. Ethan is a great example of how to promote your business!
Real Estate Photography Is Turning a New Page: Dave, from Perth, sent me this article from the Daily Telegraph, that talks about some new things going on in Australian real estate. Great article. Thanks Dave. I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating. Australia is the most progressive place on the planet for real estate photography. If you want to understand what’s going to happen next look at Brisbane. The hottest cities in the world of real estate photography are: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Seattle, San Diego, Auckland and Toronto in that order. If you don’t believe me look at google.com/trends/ “real estate photography”. Can’t argue with Big Data!
FAA Hit With Three Separate Legal Challenges to New Drone Rules: This article gives all the details about the three suits that were filed against the FAA by three different organizations: the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), The Council on Government Relations, and the coalition of business owners. The article says, “Each group has similar, but slightly different grievances: The Council on Government Relations alleges that the FAA’s order “poses a grave threat to science, research, education, and technological innovation” by restricting the use of drones in universities and schools, the AMA said the FAA order has imposed “direct and immediate hardship upon the [drone] hobby,” and the coalition of business owners said that the FAA’s order will effectively kill their businesses.”
How To Get The Best Photos When Selling Your Home: Tim in Virginia, pointed out this article on what some of the important things are when you are doing real estate photography and advises real estate agents how to choose a good real estate photographer.