Since there are many Realtors that read this blog that do their own photography I thought I'd highlight some of the Realtor-photographers that come to my attention. Last June I did a post on Sharon Nyman a Realtor in Key Largo, Florida. Sharon does very nice work!Another Realtor who shoots his own listings is Gary Harryman, a Realtor in Topanga (Eastern Malibu), CA. Gary was featured in that article in that May 27, 2007 LA Times article that I pointed out a couple of weeks ago. The times article says:
Harryman has had a lifelong interest in photography — he had his first darkroom when he was 10 years old — and has a master's degree in sculpture. "I see every house as a work of art — specifically, a sculpture. And I try to exhibit it on our website in as flattering a light as a curator does a sculpture exhibition in a museum or gallery," he said.His wife, who is also a real estate agent, keeps their website up-to-date. It's not unusual for her to make changes to it several times a day.
Gary's obviously uses his site as a powerful tool for signing up listing clients. When the competition for listings is high it helps to have a great, deal closing website. He features large numbers of large (900x600) photos and large flash slide shows with 50 to 70 images. He uses photography to go above and beyond to promote his listings.