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PFRE is the original online resource for real estate and interior photographers. Since 2006, it has been a community hub where like-minded professionals from around the world gather to share information with a common goal of improving their work and advancing their business. With thousands of articles, covering hundreds of topics, PFRE offers the most robust collection of educational material in our field. The history of real estate photography has been documented within these pages.
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Author: Tony Colangelo While many photographers rely heavily on social media to market themselves, I believe there is still plenty of value in having a dedicated website with great photo galleries. There are far too many benefits of having a strong web ...

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For over a decade, photographers from around the world have participated in PFRE’s monthly photography contests, culminating in the year-end crowning of PFRE’s Photographer of the Year. With a new theme each month and commentary offered by some of the finest real estate & interior photographers anywhere, these contests offer a fun, competitive environment with rich learning opportunities. 

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What Makes an Image Portfolio Worthy?

Author: Tony Colangelo While many photographers rely heavily on social media to market themselves, I believe there is still plenty of value in having a dedicated website with great photo galleries. There are far too many benefits of having a strong website to rely entirely on social media (i.e., increased credibility, focused attention on you […]
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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

A little while ago, PFRE contributor, Tacey Jungmann, asked a series of questions on the PFRE Discussion Group related to a very relevant topic: Boundaries. Specifically, Tacey asked: What are the boundaries you've established that have helped your business?  Where do you struggle to enforce boundaries?  Does boundary-setting paint you as "difficult to work with?"  […]

Ease into Cold Calling

“One of the things that I’ve been trying to get on top of in this Covid downtime, is organizing a marketing outreach. I find cold-calling very stressful. What’s odd is that, even though I’m a bit shy by nature, once I’m on a call I’m basically okay but for some reason, I get really anxious […]

Basic Tips for Maintaining Speed, Efficiency, and Consistency

 "Brandon, over the past few years, I've read that you shoot several homes per day. I've become increasingly busy and I think I have the capacity to do more and make more money. So I have a couple of quick questions for you. First, how much gear do you actually bring to a shoot? I'm assuming that […]

8 Key Behaviors of Highly Productive People

Recently, I ran across a very interesting article by Travis Bradbury, on Inc.com, in which he wrote about the behaviors exhibited by some of the world’s most successful people. It was populated with research done by Dr. Kevin Kruse, Ph.D., a professor at Princeton University in New Jersey, who teaches 20th century US history. In […]

Stay Connected with Your Clients

I've had quite a few discussions lately with real estate photographers who've shared that things are starting to pick up in their market. This is great news, of course, but I can't help thinking about those whose business is still down or are still uncomfortable going out and shooting due to Covid-19. One of the […]

Welcome to PFRE 2.0

After almost two years of planning, designing and development, PFRE 2.0 is finally here! I hope you will all take some time to explore the site and share any feedback you have. When we set out to redesign PFRE we had three main goals in mind: Update the overall look and feel of the site […]

Your Photos Were Used for a Relisting without Your Permission! Now What?

Alan, from Seattle, WA writes: "I got an email from a homeowner who was asking me to send him the photos I took of the home for the agent who sold the house to him last year. He's relisting the house and wanted to use my images. I told him it would be $200 for […]

What Are You Going to STOP Doing Once You Get Back to Shooting?

Darlene, from Buffalo, NY writes: “I know there are some photographers working right now in different parts of the country, but not me. When this whole Covid-19 thing started, I thought that I would use this unexpected free time to my advantage by knocking things off my to-do list in my business. Instead, I’m doing […]

Ideas for Improving Creativity

A short while ago, I wrote a post on creativity. Specifically, on how we often get in the way of our own creativity. I thought I’d follow-up that post by writing an article on how to move past those self-induced obstacles toward actually improving creativity. Not surprisingly, doing a Google search on the definition of […]
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