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Shooting Residential Real Estate ~ Do you stay in contact with your agents?15246

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I often get asked how to I get all my business and my default answer has typically been word of mouth/referrals.

As I was wrapping up another shoot this morning and sending it out to the agents I work with regularly as I typically do. I got to thinking this is a big part of my staying top of mind daily tasks that keeps me in front of agents ~ I immediately got a how much for the listing (agent had clients looking) and a what's your availability for next week she had a listing coming up. This is a fairly regular occurrence for me but, thought I should share if you are NOT currently sending out properties that you are shooting to the agents you are shooting for you could be missing out on opportunity for more business.

The agent that just hired me for the shoot is happy to see the interest (& offers) and it keeps you top of mind to other agents whom just may have just landed a listing.

Just a thought Keep Hustling and have a productive Friday


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I have two tricks to this ... first when I get a new realtor I favorite their home on Zillow ... then when it goes pending I text them and say congratulations. 9 times of 10 I get, "Thank you, couldn't have done it without you! I have more coming!" Once you have the relationship built it's not as necessary, but new realtors love it.

I've also been thinking about throwing a fall party at one of the local wineries ... a way to say thank you ... let people mingle ... and hopefully they'll bring their realtor friends in as well.
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I send my single property websites out to agents I shoot for as soon as I get everything assembled, with as low as inventory is currently agents like having that leg up. Which results in offers for the listing agent and keeps me front and center with my agents

I pay attention to views and saves: (actual link) https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3775-Beckon-Ridge-Rd-Coeur-D-Alene-ID-83814/2069594606_zpid/


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LOL! I do the same ... but for me it's kind of a personal score. I like a 4-5% view to save rate ...

We also do websites for every listing ... I really do like show.tours because they let you deep-link the property websites. Plus you have the added advantage of "pay to download" for those clients who struggle to find their credit cards.
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I like inventorying properties for the Google boost
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@lilnitsch

Ditto. White branding is awesome, and I'm glad to offer a free property website if it means I have more links back to my URL.
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Exactly
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OMG! You're from Idaho! I'm born and raised in Boise ... and like 90% of Cali and Texas I love Coeur D Alene.
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CDA happens to be the hottest market in the US right now. Spokane, WA was also in the top 10 I am driving everywhere right now. Boise is hopping right now as well my cousin just sold in Cali and moved into the Boise metro
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Trust me, shooting in Sacramento ... I would say at least 20% of the owners are moving to Idaho or Austin, TX. I looked at Boise, and the prices are just as expensive as Sacramento, CA now ... it's crazy. My brothers are from Spokane ... so we used to spend a bit of time up there.

I'll save your contact info ... I have a few that are buying in northern Idaho for partial AirBNB until they can escape California full-time.
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SOLD 1.2 Millon and I had the opportunity to relicense the images to the rental company now managing the property:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6861-S-Eddyville-Rd-Harrison-ID-83833/113122730_zpid/
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Nice! Love the editing, it's actually hard to tell if you're HDR or flash ...
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My brother is licensed in Idaho and Washington and I also rep a couple builders
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Bracketed HDR I don't mess around with flambiant I am run and gun ditto on 360 HDR jpg though I still shoot a fair clip of Matterport with a Pro2
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Ditto on video with the right editor an iPhone, a gimbal, & a drone go along ways:

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Yeah, we're the same ... so we have a friend who does flambient but most of my realtors get antsy if we take more than 45 minutes ... so we do HDR and post-processing to lighten the ceilings and get rid of the yellow/blue cast. We try to simulate flash photography.

For VTs we did a lot of Matterport Pro 2 through Covid and now we're shifting to Zillow. I love Matterport, but it's kind of a game staying under 100 active properties.
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I have a $300 minimum to show up so, this will get an agent a Zillow 3D home tour & stills in my home area
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I out source most my stills & video post production these days as my time is more valuable capturing homes
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LOL -- we're still building so we'll show up for basically a cuddle and a cup of coffee. We were lucky and landed a huge contract early on, but not sure how long it will last so while we're busy we're still hustling for more clients.
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So we outsource what I would call HDR processing, but we still have to post-edit to straighten, fix, and do final QA. I do all of our video editing ... I've been trying to find someone but I'm not satisfied with their work.

Can I ask who you outsource to? If you would rather DM me that's fine ...
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I have a couple builder/developer clients that keep me on retainer though, I am nearly shooting 7 days a week it is all under my control an I can pick and choose what I shoot
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Sent you a DM
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Awesome! Good for you!

So right now my wife is the full-time photographer, I run editing and delivery and photography in the summer when I can shoot in the evening, and we have another photographer that shoots for us.

We're starting to pull back ... the big thing is that we need a day off so we don't shoot Sundays anymore and leave that up to our contractor.

Anyhow, I need to go down and spend some time with my better half. Talk to you soon!

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Originally Posted by @dmcquade
I do all of our video editing ... I've been trying to find someone but I'm not satisfied with their work.


Would it be helpful to shoot/edit real estate videos in less than 15 minutes?

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Yes, I do stay in contact. I try and email them at least once a month.
If your not keeping in contact your losing clients to new photographers.

You will anyways just the way it goes but you’ll lose less and increase referrals.
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