Reading
blue-triangle-element

Articles

PFRE is the original online resource for real estate and interior photographers. Since 2006, it has been a community hub where like-minded professionals from around the world gather to share information with a common goal of improving their work and advancing their business. With thousands of articles, covering hundreds of topics, PFRE offers the most robust collection of educational material in our field. The history of real estate photography has been documented within these pages.
All Articles
blue-triangle-element

Latest

The Render Flames tool in Photoshop is a very powerful and dynamic tool that lets you add fire in just a few steps where there otherwise wasn't one in your photo. In this video, I demonstrate step by step how you can have Photoshop render a fire into a ...

COMMUNITY
blue-triangle-element

Forum

The PFRE Community Forum is an online resource for discussing the art and business of Real Estate and Interior Photography.
Join The Discussion
blue-triangle-element

Latest

View Now
Contest
blue-triangle-element

OVERVIEW

For over a decade, photographers from around the world have participated in PFRE’s monthly photography contests, culminating in the year-end crowning of PFRE’s Photographer of the Year. With a new theme each month and commentary offered by some of the finest real estate & interior photographers anywhere, these contests offer a fun, competitive environment with rich learning opportunities. 

Contest Rules
blue-triangle-element

CURRENT CONTESTS

View / Submit
blue-triangle-element

PAST CONTESTS

View Archive
Conference
blue-triangle-element

Conference

PFRE’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas provides real estate and interior photographers from around the world an opportunity to meet on an annual basis, to learn, share best practices and make connections. Many of the leading names in our field are selected to speak on topics aimed at improving our craft and advancing our business. It’s a comfortable, relaxed environment that is fun, easy to get to, and affordable.
blue-triangle-element

Upcoming

PFRE Conference 2020

Registration not open yet
App Store
blue-triangle-element

Latest News

PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 Announcement: Presenter Line Up Part 1 of 2

We're a few short months away from the PFRE Virtual Conference 2020 an ...

Reader Poll: Which Topics Should Be Covered at the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference?

Planning is well underway for the 2020 PFRE Virtual Conference and we' ...

PFRE Conference 2020 Announcement

As many of you know, last year we hosted the first-ever PFRE Conferenc ...

Podcast
blue-triangle-element

Podcasts

The PFRE podcast is focused on having meaningful conversations with world-class photographers, business professionals and industry leaders, with the goal to inform and inspire.
All Podcasts

Coming Soon...

Resources
blue-triangle-element

Resources

PFRE prides itself on the depth and breadth of the information and professional development resources it makes available to our community. Our goal is to help real estate and interior photographers be successful while bringing the community together and elevating the industry as a whole.
blue-triangle-element

Directory

Coming Soon...

Worldwide Trends in Real Estate Photography

In: 
Published: 12/01/2009
By: larry


REPTrendsGar Benedick showed me the Goggle trends feature yesterday. It's a very cool feature. Here's how it works:

  • You go to www.google.com/trends
  • You give it a search term. Something like "real estate photography". You can compare multiple search terms (up to 5).
  • What you get is this. This page shows two things, the chart shows the relative volume of number of Google searches with the search term you specified. It also shows you a ranked list of geographic areas and cities where those searches originated.

I can't resist observing and speculating about a couple of things that come to mind when I look at this data:

  •  This shows Australia is a hot-bed of real estate photography interest... over twice the interest as the US.
  • More specifically, Brisbane is where it's at if you are a real estate photographer! Yes, I remember speculating that maybe they had something special in the water over there on the sunshine coast.
  • The big surprise to me is that Seattle is the city is the US with the highest interest in real estate photography.
  • The chart shows that the 2008 Nov-Dec holiday slow period of the year was a little slower than 2007.

I'm sure there are may more messages to be found here. Another fun exercise is to compare trends for multiple search terms. Like "canon , nikon" or "Lightroom , Aperture" or "Mac, PC".

5 comments on “Worldwide Trends in Real Estate Photography”

  1. THis is a great SEO tool. If you have a Google account you can see actual values instead of just the relative amounts. An interesting search is for real estate [city] [state/prov (Full name) versis real estate [city] [state/prov (abbrev)].

  2. Cape Girardeau- Unless there's something I'm missing, all the numbers you see when you are logged in to your Google account are normalized. As the help file says: "...All results from Google Trends are normalized, which means that we've divided the sets of data by a common variable to cancel out the variable's effect on the data and allow the underlying characteristics of the data sets to be compared."

    My understanding is there is no where they display actual or absolute numbers of searches. Is there something I'm missing?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

magnifiercrossmenucross-circle