John Quarles, a real estate photographer in Birmingham, AL passed on this great idea for giving your clients a good reason to not leave you to go with one of those $49 discount real estate photographers.
John uses the Slideshow Pro director version to store all slide shows for all his clients on his web site. He creates a page for each client that shows all their sold and active listings that he's done for them. This page becomes a marketing page for the agent when the agent is sitting with a prospective listing client trying to get a new listing. If the agent gets the listing John get's the shoot. Great idea, the agent is going to think twice about going with a discount shooter because they will loose this great listing presentation and tool. Believe me, this kind of thing is important when talking to a home owner about listing their home. You'd be surprised by the number of agents than don't have a way they can show prospective clients a portfolio of sold homes.
Implementing this idea takes some basic web and HTML skills, but it costs very little. Web space that will hold all slide shows for all your shoots for years is not that much. Bluehost.com has a free domain name and unlimited disk space for $6.95 per month. Slideshowpro.net has unlimited disk storage and bandwidth for less than $50 per year.
Thanks John for passing along this success story!