Over the years, the idea of using a blog to help real estate photographers be successful has evolved into a passion for me. At first (2004), I just did the blog to help other agents in our office but when readers began to report that they used the information on the PFRE blog to build a successful real estate photography business, it created a whole different level of motivation! The success stories I’ve written about have been a major motivation for me!
In 2009, my wife and I retired from the Seattle real estate scene and moved to Salem, OR where we both grew up so we could spend more time with our children and grandchildren. In the past few years, my wife has been complaining to me that I shouldn’t be doing the blog all by myself. She pointed out that it is a valuable resource for real estate photographers and that this resource will disappear when something happens to me. She’s right (she usually was). So, for a couple of years, I looked for the right person to team up with to make sure PFRE will live longer than I will--not that I have any expectation of checking out anytime soon!
About a year ago or so, I got to know Brandon Cooper in Fort McMurry, Alberta. Brandon came to me wanting to purchase the PFRE blog. It took me a while to engage and follow my wife’s advice. But since the first of this year, Brandon and I have been in the process of transferring ownership of the PFRE blog infrastructure to Brandon. I will continue to manage and support all the book sales, Simon Maxwell’s video sales, and the day to day blog posting for the foreseeable future. Brandon is now managing the advertising, contests, and doing occasional posts. So effectively, Brandon and I are working together to run the PFRE blog.
Brandon has many great ideas for improving and expanding the PFRE blog beyond what it is now. I‘ll let Brandon explain that himself. The main issue that I feel we’ve solved by getting Brandon involved is that the PFRE blog can go on without me!
Brandon will follow up with some comments in a couple of days.