October 21st, 2014
Agentmarketing.com wants to help RE photographers market to agents: Within the last year I’ve encountered several companies that have a business model of getting in between the RE photographer and the agent. This is an example of one. At this point I can’t tell which of these are of use to RE photographers and which is aren’t. In general, beware of companies that get between you and your clients and charge processing and transaction fees. Thanks to Todd McIntosh for this link.
Transport Canada just released new info regarding drones: Wow, Transport Canada appears to be on the ball and engaged and coming up with rational and effective regulations. This article explains how to get a Special Flight Operations Certificate if you fly a UAV commercially or heavier than 35 kilograms. Thanks to Tony Boros for this link.
How to Hire a Real Estate Photographer: Expert Tips for Agents: I think there is a lot of good advice in this article on what photographers should be asking their clients. Thanks to TA Wilson for this link.
3D Listing Photos To Simmer Up Real Estate Marketing: This is indirectly a pitch buy Redfin for Matterport as we talked about last month. Also in this article is reference to another study: “A recent study by VHT Studios, one of the largest real estate photography firms in the United States, found that homes with professional interior photos sold 32 percent faster than those that didn’t have an expert behind the lens.” Thanks to Dave Williamson for this link.