Jamie who is just starting out in real estate photography in Seattle asks:
When working with new agents do you have any recommendations of questions to ask the agent? In my limited experience every agent has different expectations and I want to ensure that I'm delivering images that meet and/or exceed their expectations.
Here are the things that most listing agents will use to pick a real estate photographer:
What drives priorities 1,2,3 and 4 is that when listing agents sign a listing agreement, invariably the first question the homeowner will ask is, "when can you have our home on the market? The answer is highly dependent on their real estate photographer. This is why in real estate photography speed is such an important factor. The homeowners are the ones in a hurry and listing agents, in turn, put pressure on photographers to hurry.
Of course, you want to discuss priorities with your client but expect these subjects to come up.