The demand for good real estate photographers is on the rise. If you are considering switching gears and taking a shot (literally and figuratively) at offering services to real estate agents the time to do it is now. Industry standards are rapidly changing and with this comes the need to fill a hole in the market. Full-service photography packages that include high-definition photos, 3D tours, 360° tours, and interactive floor plans are hot. People want to check out homes for sale without having to physically [...]
By Praneet Kaur|2022-02-03T23:40:00-05:00May 15, 2022|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on What is the Best Way to Get into Real Estate Photography?
Starting out in real estate photography might be a little intimidating. How do you make sure that your client will be happy with the results you deliver on your shoots? And, how do you make sure that you can do a job you'll be proud of that can help you grow your business? Here are some tips on how you can get into real estate photography, and have successful shoots right from the start. Get the Right Equipment and Tools Starting out with [...]
By Praneet Kaur|2021-10-19T16:31:16-04:00October 14, 2021|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on New to Real Estate Photography? Tips to Getting Started and Acing Your Shoots
Value. What makes something valuable? Something has value if it is useful, desirable, and implies quality. If you are a real estate agent you know virtual tours are valuable. Though many of you will be happy to leave much of the past several months behind, something you should keep from 2021 is the technology for real estate agents including virtual tours. As you slowly begin to shift away from all the rhetoric around houses selling themselves, you will come to realize that as the markets [...]
By Praneet Kaur|2021-10-20T12:49:43-04:00September 14, 2021|Categories: Photography, Real Estate|Comments Off on The Value of Virtual Tour Technology for Real Estate Agents in 2021
You took the dive and picked out a great real estate photography camera. Now, you just have to turn it into a money-making machine. While you probably have a strong idea of what you were doing when you picked out the camera, but it's natural to be less sure about your plan for your business. Here are some essential tips for every stage of starting up your business to help you be successful right off the bat, and to make money as a photographer [...]
By Praneet Kaur|2022-01-05T17:31:42-05:00August 30, 2021|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Converting Your Real Estate Photography Camera into A Money-Making Machine
Real estate agents are not the only potential customer you have if you can create 3D tours. As appealing as 3D tours are to homebuyers, they are also appealing to those considering renting retail space, staying at a resort, choosing a healthcare facility to stay in, or assessing a building for an insurance claim. You there are many options when it comes to pitching 3D tours. Many industries could benefit from 3D tours, so how do you get yourself in the door to provide them? From [...]
By Praneet Kaur|2022-02-03T14:23:21-05:00July 2, 2021|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Pitching 3D Tours Outside of Real Estate: What Do You Need to Be Successful?
Coronavirus and the government’s decisions to force people to stay home and limit their contact with others are presenting unheard of challenges to real estate photography business owners all over North America. It is becoming obvious that the situation today is not just a slow down of the market. Most of the economic activities are brought to a complete halt, including real estate. In these increasingly difficult circumstances, the well-known approach of “working twice as hard to get half as far” might simply be not [...]
By Andriy Strebkov|2022-02-02T00:00:37-05:00May 19, 2021|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Photography Business Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Now is the time to capture the moment and learn more about real estate photography. With most of 2020 in the rear-view mirror the future beckons you to stay focused on 3D tours and technology; to boldly go beyond where no one has gone before. Does this sound a little like Star Trek? Actually, it’s more property tech than Trek. 2020 has been a year to distance yourself from people, alter methodology, and shift gears while learning how to become a great real estate photographer. [...]
By Team iGUIDE|2021-01-12T14:45:29-05:00January 11, 2021|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Teaming Up For the Future of Real Estate Photography
With social distancing protocols still being practiced across the world, realtors and real estate agents were left with no choice but to count on technology to weather the storm. In addition to virtual reality and 3D tours, CEO of Nest Seekers International Eddie Shapiro states that real estate professionals are making the most out of social media platforms such as Google Meets, YouTube, and Facebook to curate virtual open houses and post promotional videos about the houses they are trying to sell. This inevitable trend [...]
By Team iGUIDE|2020-12-13T23:43:28-05:00December 11, 2020|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Essential Gear for a Beginner Real Estate Photographer
In my earlier blog about starting your own Virtual Tour business, I touched upon how to do in-depth research on different solutions in the market and what questions you should be seeking answers for when zeroing in on a solution. In this blog, I will dive deeper into the financial aspect of it all. Whether it is looking into the expenses, or analyzing revenue projections, or various marketing tactics that you can utilize to guarantee maximum returns, the following points will help you move forward [...]
By Andriy Strebkov|2020-12-11T10:09:45-05:00November 24, 2020|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Financial Checkpoints before starting a 3D Tour Business
Virtual tours or 3D tours, as they are popularly known as, have been gaining some momentum lately. With the new global pandemic, the adoption of this technology became a necessity rather than just a cool add on. The Real estate industry, in particular, is embracing 3D tour technology at an even higher pace than before. Agents and homebuyers in North America are shifting their grounds on what home-sales should look like. Recent studies suggest that with the right content online, over 50% of buyers would buy [...]
By Andriy Strebkov|2022-03-29T12:44:44-04:00September 8, 2020|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Planning to jump on the Virtual Tour bandwagon? Here are a few things to consider.
An aerial 360-degree panorama of a property can give a valuable and unique perspective to potential buyers. Viewing a property from a high vantage point is a great way to show the surrounding neighborhood and layout of the property. The process for capturing and sharing 360-degree content is easier than ever but can benefit from an explanation. Start by capturing an aerial 360. Creating an aerial 360 requires that one image be taken from either a 360 capable camera or series of [...]
By Team iGUIDE|2020-12-11T10:12:03-05:00August 7, 2020|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Give an extra edge to your 3D Tours with Aerial 360s
Real estate photography is not for the faint of heart. While stunning images on social media of properties around the world are easy to find, it may make you think that you too can pull off similar quality work. On the surface, it may seem easy, but if you have ever tried to take pictures of your own home you will notice that even with the best and latest mobile device or camera, your pictures do not compare to those of a true professional. The [...]
By Brandon Puim|2020-12-11T11:06:16-05:00July 16, 2020|Categories: Photography|Comments Off on Real Estate Photography – Get perfect windows with layer masks in Adobe Photoshop.