I have done a lot of this. In the earlier years working on the local newspapers it seemed to me about a third of the paper was crammed with pictures from estate agents advertising properties for sale. In between press jobs, we often had to go to houses and photograph a property then rush the pictures back to the paper to meet a layout deadline on an advertising page. We could do that because we were used to rushing back to process films to meet deadlines for news stories.
In later years I did work for the property pages of the Mail on Sunday and The Times. Some of those pictures are displayed on this website.
It is completely different now. Houses, bungalows, flats or apartments all need to be properly photographed in detail to appear alongside the many thousands of properties to be found advertised online. Sadly not all estate agents use the service of professional photographers and it really does stand out; those that do and those that don’t. Just like a good office receptionist is often the first contact with a client, so a good picture of a property is the very first thing to catch the eye of a potential purchaser.
It really is simple. You call or email me with an address. I meet the agent at the property looking to be marketed. I ask if there are any specific pictures required. I photograph the property while it is being measured up for the agent’s description page. I go off and edit the pictures then email them to the agent who invariably finds them waiting in their emailbox on returning to the office. Job done!