Archive for the 'humor' Category

Don’t Charge For Real Estate Photography Until Your Verticals are Vertical

May 21st, 2012

I had another post planned for today but when my wife Levi erupted in laughter at her computer just now and showed me these photos on an email flyer she got today for a listing in Tacoma, WA, I felt that despite the fact I’ve already given two beginning photographers a lecture today on verticals I need […]

This Listing Agent in Ames, Iowa Needs Help!

May 7th, 2012

Thanks to Kerry Bern of Gladbrook, IA for pointing out this listing in Ames, IA. I have a theory that a good way to find real estate agents that need a professional photographer is to just look through active listings in any given area starting at the high end and see who is doing what for marketing. […]

Marketing Advice From Chris Gilmour Top Agent On The Australian Gold Coast

April 25th, 2012

Agent: Is It Possible To Make The Listing Photos Look Worse?

April 24th, 2012

Real Estate photographer Jukka Töyli of Tampere, Finland has a problem. His client he shot a listing for says: “Is it possible to make the pictures look worse? The problem we are having is that people are coming to see property because of your pictures, but when they come to the property they are disappointed because it does’t […]

And Now For Something Completely Different In Real Estate Video

April 11th, 2012

Today is the day for a short post because I’m sick in bed with some kind of nasty bug. Here is a humorous little video done by  Chris Gilmour who is the number one real estate agent in Queensland, AU (and very likely the world). Chris lists or sells a property every 26 hours. Not bad! It […]

Unbelievably Bad Real Estate Photos

March 8th, 2012

Over the years I’ve made it a habit to occasionally pass a long some of the sites that feature bad MLS photo. It’s frankly amazing how many of these sites there are. These sites are always good for a few laughs. Here are several sites that I’ve come across recently: Bad MLS Photos Terrible Listing […]

My Nomination For The Funniest Real Estate Photo of 2011

December 18th, 2011

Thanks to PFRE reader Chris Wood for passing along this article in the Houston Agent Magazine about a real estate so bad it has gone viral. What a way to get exposure for your listing. Any listing agent that has ever listed a home that has an uncooperative tenant in the home while it is […]

Occupy Flash: The Movement to Rid the World of the Flash Player Plugin

November 22nd, 2011

The Manifesto: Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It doesn’t work on most mobile devices. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of web technology. Websites that rely on Flash present a completely inconsistent […]

The Perfect Halloween Costume For The Photographer

October 31st, 2011

iPhone 4s – Canon 5D MKII Side By Side Comparison

October 22nd, 2011

It seems a little crazy that a cell phone video should be in any way comparable to the Canon 5D MKII. But the fact that the comparison looks so good is startling and makes you think about what’s happening with technology and miniaturization. The comments from the guys that did the comparison are a good summary that puts […]

An Open Letter To Canon: Everything You Need Is Not In The Box!

October 5th, 2011

Charlotte Rosato-Alessi sent me this humorous video yesterday. Charlotte said: This past week I was shooting a home for a realtor. It was the homeowner that insisted on a professional and while I was shooting the home the realtor announced to the homeowner that she just purchased her own DSLR so she could take these […]

Battle At F-Stop Ridge

September 15th, 2011

Good $14M Entry-Level Home In Beverly Hills

August 24th, 2011

Estella Sneider, a real estate photographer who works the Beverly Hills area sent me this link recently to the Wall Street Journal article that she got on a listing that she shot in the Beverly Park neighborhood. You’ll have to forgive me for listing this post in the Humor category. But there is just too […]

A New Video From The Rockstars of Australian Gold Coast Property Video

July 16th, 2011

For regular readers this video needs no introduction, but for those new readers or those of you that may have missed their earlier videos (this one, and this one) that PlatinumHD.tv did for Neo Property. A little back story may help appreciate this video. Adrian Jenkins (the boss in the white coat) and Ian Adams of […]

Have I Told You Lately How Much I Love My Villa?

June 23rd, 2011