A low quality video of a house for sale put James Lieper on a course that led to a thriving real estate photography business in one of the world’s hottest housing markets—southern Ontario.
James found the video on the internet, and it changed his life.
“I was watching a realtor in Texas doing a walk-through with a Sony camcorder at a property for sale, and the screen door hit him on the ass on the way in, the lens cap was banging against the microphone, and of course it was shaky as hell because there were no stabilizers back then—but mission accomplished, he did a pretty good job,” says James.
“I have been a videographer my whole career, and I looked at that and said: ‘I can do better,’” says James.
So, James started Creative Virtual Tours, which is based in Cambridge, Ontario. It provides still photographs, video, drone footage, twilight photography, virtual tours and voice-overs. With clients in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Burlington, Milton and west to Woodstock, his business continually grew.