A week ago I did a post about how real estate photographers should get to know the stagers in their area and work together promoting each others services. One of the reasons is good agents use stagers and these are the very same agents that are likely to appreciate good photography. So why not promote each others services to agents? Mike Martin just sent me a great example of how this can work. Mike said:
"Last week I met with a local area stager who first contacted me because she saw my work and is frustrated with typically poor photography taken of it by Realtors. I agreed to meet her at a house she was currently staging. I took a few interior shots and then couldn't help myself. The house begged for a PAP front shot. I took some PAPs and gave everything to the stager and the Realtor for their use - no charge. This morning I find my PAP shot used in a large ad on the front-page of the SouthSoundHomes section of the News Tribune. I guess they liked it. Oh yes, the stager and I have agreed to cross promote each other's services. Eventually I think the time spent will be a good investment."
Great success story! I'm sure Mike is going to be getting some follow up business from giving away a few photos.