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Photography for Real Estate: 360/3D: Fad or Future? DanSmigrod 7 3 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Thanks! It just posted successfully. Dan
PFRE: "Is It Appropriate to Be Prospecting for New Clients at This Time?" DanSmigrod 5 3 monthsGlennTremain (2061): You're welcome. Once we get the Virtual INTERACTIVE open house marketing out to your existing clients, posted in your google my business and other social media you and WGAN members that take action from Dan's findings should finally get the tables turned in getting business coming to them. Follow The Posts and use the offers you get here from membership and you will finally be in a great place. If you need help Dan has a lot of people that can...
PFRE: 10 Ideas to Be Productive in Your Business During COVID-19 DanSmigrod 1 4 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Photography For Real Estate (PFRE) Blog (19 March 2020) 10 Ideas to Be Productive in Your Business During COVID-19 Social Distancing Hi All, Additional ideas? Dan
PFRE: Is Zillow Entering the Field as a Direct Competitor? DanSmigrod 3 4 monthsHome3D (2259): In Los Angeles I never get asked about doing a Zillow "3D Home" tour or video anymore. The boost they reward listings with for doing these is meaningless and the video or tour looks awful compared to other platforms. What I really don't understand is why the MLS's nationwide don't all get together and cease releasing listings, photos and data to the aggregators entirely. Yeah, I get it. If Coldwell does this, it means their...
PFRE: "Should I offer 3D tours/Matterport, etc?" as a Add On DanSmigrod 3 6 monthsbryanhscott (762): @DanSmigrod My new rate card promotes pre-made packages, which center on the tour first, with add-ons being something else, like DSLR photos or video, drone photos or video. Clients can still order ala carte and build their own package, but my minimum work order amount is set at $250. As well, I have a new section called, "Agent-Assist," which includes items that help the agent complete their MLS listings, pick-up deliver and plant...
PFRE: "Are 3D Tours the “QR Code” of Visual Media?" DanSmigrod 1 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, I always enjoy reading Photography for Real Estate. What's your thoughts on this PFRE post that includes a discussion of Matterport in the Comments section? PFRE (22 August 2019) Are 3D Tours the “QR Code” of Visual Media? Best, Dan
PFRE Conference | Las Vegas | 20-21 November 2019 DanSmigrod 4 11 monthsDanSmigrod (22098): https://forum.we-get-around.com/cached/82a9beb16493f43b3ebdf8dbe1117cd3.png Hi All, PFRE published the agenda for its first conference ... Topics Include: ✓ Taking Your Photography Business to the Next Level ✓ Balancing Quality and Speed While Shooting for the Job You Want ✓ YOU Are Your Brand! ✓ Real Legal Steps to a Protected Real Estate Photography Business ✓ Strategic Pricing / When Outsourcing Makes Sense / Redefining...
Adding photography service to Matterport service Wingman 8 1 yearChemistrydoc (1264): @Wingman Exactly what JonJ said! Your clients don't know what you don't know. Nor do they know what you are capable of learning! And, always remember Ely's Law: Wear the right costume and the part plays itself! All the Best, Keith
Tip: How to handle the glare of stainless steel surfaces DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Great discussion in the blog, Photography For Real Estate (PFRE), this week on this topic: PFRE (21 April 2019) Conquering the Glare of Stainless Steel Surfaces Got a tip to share? Please start a new discussion. Best, Dan
PFRE: Understanding Your Cost of Doing Business: Part 1 of 2 DanSmigrod 2 1 yearDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Here is Part 2 ... PFRE (8 April 2019) Understanding Your Cost of Doing Business: Part 2 of 2 Dan
PFRE: How to Be Efficient at a Real Estate Photoshoot DanSmigrod 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1264): @DanSmigrod This short little blog contribution says more than many multi-page articles on the same subject. I've discovered a virtually identical methodology - especially taking some time with the map and planning the exterior shots. For more help, you can use The Photographer's Ephemeris - really useful app for planning exterior photography. The bottom line is to show up with a plan. Do the walkthrough. Address all staging areas...
Video: How does licensing photos for real estate photography work? DanSmigrod 2 1 yearimmersivespaces (1121): Disagree on one point, the distribution of real estate listing photos is actually very high. Listing photos can appear on hundreds, if not thousands of websites through IDX distribution. This is one area where photographers have cut themselves short. What has also driven the licensing fee down in most markets is competition from other photographers, not smaller distribution. Over the past two decades, licensing fees for real estate photos are...
PFRE: 'What Size Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Deliver?' DanSmigrod 2 1 yearimmersivespaces (1121): It really depends on their usage. For us, we contacted the local MLS providers and got their maximum recommended size. If images are uploaded to the MLS at the recommended size, no further processing is done on the server side, so the image quality is great. If they are too large, they get compressed and sharpened weird and look terrible. In the end, we provide several sizes for our clients: MLS (Varies in size depending on the client's MLS...
Charge for Cancellations of Photo Shoots? DanSmigrod 2 3 yearsaarongeis (70): Hi all, I agree with the answer given in the first response on the blog. For me it depends on the client relationship and how busy I am in practice. My contract states that written notice must be given 48 hours prior to the scheduled shoot time or I will invoice for 50% of the cost estimate. For clients I haven't worked with before or that I only work for infrequently I ask for a 50% deposit to secure the scheduled shoot time with the...
PFRE: Should I Buy a Matterport Camera? DanSmigrod 1 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): Hi All, Matterport is frequently a topic in the (excellent) Photography For Real Estate blog. The most current discussion was posted Wednesday, 9 August 2017 here: ✓ Should I Invest in Providing Matterport Tours as a Product? In addition to the question - and the response by PFRE Blogger Larry Lohrman - the comments are always a great read. The previous post - 15 February 2017 - is equally interesting (and timeless): ✓ ...
Blog Posts: Photography For Real Estate DanSmigrod 29 4 yearsDanSmigrod (22098): http://photographyforrealestate.net/2016/07/28/whats-a-zillow-certified-photographer/