If you've been a PFRE reader and/or a PFRE flickr group participant for the last few years you probably already know Peggy Taylor in Tampa, FL. I've featured Peggy several times in the last couple of years (and she has been an active participant in the PFRE flickr group for several years.
Yesterday I got an email from Peggy that said the following:
A couple of days ago I came across the receipt for my first DSLR--March 2009--just a little over three years ago. That was when I ventured into real estate photography. I was a rank amateur working for a tour company for $30 a gig and decided I could make more money on my own. I googled "real estate photography" and fortuitously found your website and a post about the basic equipment needed to get started. I bought a Sigma 10-20, Photoshop Elements and PTLens and joined the Flickr group where I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge. Since then you counseled me on my pricing and I have raised it several times to get it on par with area photographers.
My business is so successful that I have taken a partner this week!
Great success story Peggy! I think it is important to put stories like Peggy's out there so that real estate photographers out there just starting can see what can be done if you:
Congratulations Peggy! Great job!