November 7th, 2016
Brent in WA asks:
I’ve just dipped my feet into Real Estate Photography and am wondering how you feel about past work. The problem is after learning so much I feel guilty about the quality of product provided to past clients. Do you ever go back to a client and tell them you’ve learned new techniques and offer to re-shoot?
I’ve never heard of anyone reshooting because they’ve improved. The past is the past and ideally, you will be shooting other properties for those same clients so they will get the benefit of your current work. Besides, the length of time listings are on the market in the Seattle area is at historic lows so the listing you shot 3 weeks ago is likely not even on the market anymore.
However, the Puget Sound area has some of the best real estate photographers so the standards are high and if there are clients you think aren’t using you because you weren’t up to their expectations, this may make sense to offer a discounted shoot on another property to demonstrate what you can do.
If clients like your work, they will keep coming back and you will be doing all their listings. You should easily be able to see if they have switched to someone else.