I want to highlight a recent comment made by Thomas Bliss, founder of the IAAP on the subject of a professional association for real estate photographers. Based on the discussion on this subject I think IAAP membership would provide most or all of what real estate photographers are looking for in a professional association. Standards for IAAP membership are that members "must have talent, and eye and posses obvious technical ability". There is a portfolio review required to be accepted as a member. Thomas says:
The IAAP would be happy to have a new specialty group to add to our growing community of Architectural Photographers.
Real Estate Photographers and Architectural Photographers share more in common than not. I am often asked by my commercial clients to images custom homes, and to shoot a commercial space more in the style of a "Real Estate Photographer", that is to say, less production, faster shoots, often without any production at all. Get in, get out, deliver the image, much like the Real Estate game.
The "Real Estate Photographers" sign up on the site: iaap.co.uk/join.html
Choose the $87.50 Yearly Subscription: Upon sign-up I will rebate $37.50 back to the Photographer, then it will be $50.00 for the first year, and then go to $87.50 for each additional year should the member choose to do so.
I suggest that readers check this oppurtunity out and see if it works for you. I know that PFRE reader, Doug Cranmer is already a IAAP member.