Real estate photography is an excellent way to expand an existing photography business or turn your photography hobby into a flexible and profitable career. As the Work From Home movement gathers steam across the nation, more and more professionals are looking to exit major cities and casting their eyes toward smaller towns where real estate is booming.
For photographers with a good eye, there’s never been a better time to get into real estate photography. Once you’ve mastered the art of photographing homes, then you should definitely consider adding some additional services to your portfolio. There are additional services that aren’t time-consuming and allow you to maximize the value of your time while you’re on a shoot. But be aware that you’re getting the job first and foremost because of your photography skills. Focus on the photos before adding additional services that are an extra bonus for landing the job.
Additional Real Estate Photography Services
Here are 5 effective and actionable ways you can scale and add more services to your real estate photography business.
1. 3D Photography / 3D Virtual Tours.
The only downside is that most of the additional services you will be offering don’t require a great deal of creativity. For example, 3D photography or virtual 3D tours are achieved through a hi-tech camera and sophisticated software. All you need to do is position the 3D camera in the right place, click the button on the app and let the camera do its thing for the next few minutes.
2. Floor Plans
Floor plans also require the right visual tools and technology to produce good results. Some services allow you to map out the entire floor plan of a house, while others will have you provide a drawn sample of the floor plan so that they can convert it into a visually appealing 2D or 3D rendering.
3. Drone Photography
Drone photography does require more involvement and creativity. For drone photography. The good news is that it’s very affordable and easy to do. The creativity comes in when you’re lining up your shots. Determining the correct height, angle, lighting, and wind speed, and direction all come into play when you’re working with aerial photography.
4. Virtual Staging
Virtual staging can be as hands-on as you want it to be. For example, some services allow you to pick the furniture and actually place it inside of the room yourself. More advanced services, let you pick a furniture set or individual furniture pieces and then have their team of editors place, edit, and even remove clutter from the original image. Within 24-48 hours, you’ll receive back a final virtually staged image that looks 100% realistic.
The most creatively challenging of all of these additional services is video. That requires a great deal of time and equipment and knowledge to get it right. You should think and long and hard about how much time and energy you have available before offering video services to a realtor.
Don’t give your valuable client a reason to go and hire another photographer. Contact us home3ds today, and discover how we can help you add additional services to your business, and get your photos looking better than ever before.