Real Estate Photography, building my client base one photo...

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 01238708

Real Estate Photography building my client base one photograph at a time…

I have been a Realtor for over 20+ years in the greater Los Angeles area and I can still remember taking three ‘rolls’ of pictures of a brand new” single family listing” followed by a mad dash to the photography store to develop them. I also remember paying a “rush fee” to get it done faster in order that, I could start the “marketing process” sooner. I also recall having had an old “Leica” and then upgrading to a Canon EOS. (for those who are not familiar they were top of the line cameras in their day)

Next thing you know the Digital Age of photography arrived and this in turn created a cottage industry of professional photographers who got into the “Real Estate Support Business”.

 As time progressed, I graduated from my small Olympus Digital Camera to hiring award winning architectural photographers to handle my real estate photography needs. This in turn has morphed into a new area, where I started purchasing packages that integrated ‘Floorplans with Virtual Tours’.

As time progressed the need to have a camera seemed to have gone to the wayside for me. When it comes to high profile listings such as luxury homes or luxury vacant land in the greater Los Angeles area, I would subcontract the job to the professional photographers.

As these technology changes were taking place in the Real Estate Photography, parallel to this, the smart phone industry and their technology was improving by leaps and bounds as well.

 I also recall taking vacation photos that went from average photos to stellar photos due to the improvements of the smart phone camera technology. This in turn has lead me to taking a great many vacant land listing photos with my Samsung Phone, so I could start the marketing while I was waiting to get appointments from the “professional photographers”.

Just to give you examples I have illustrated this post with my latest land listing’s pictures that are also in the MLS as well. I feel comfortable with these marketing photos, considering the fact, that I have received calls already from France, British Columbia and China to name a few wanting to have these views.

If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or or visit one of my websites at  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.


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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dick Greenberg  thank you for your question I should have mentioned that the first one which also happens to be the last one:) which is the cover photo of the listing, Endre

Oct 29, 2017 11:19 AM #14
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Of course, it does:) Those views are the best views you can get in Los Angeles:) 

Oct 29, 2017 12:00 PM #15
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Thanks for the beach therapy today.  I needed that!!!

Oct 29, 2017 12:48 PM #16
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Beautiful photos, Endre, that truly capture a feeling of a special place. I'm not surprised they have garnered a lot of attention. Nice!

Oct 29, 2017 12:48 PM #17
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

You are definitely proving that pictures can be worth thousands of words-and dollars!

Oct 29, 2017 02:20 PM #18
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre great job with he photos.  These are beautiful views from this property.

Oct 29, 2017 02:37 PM #19
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Endre, your photos are beautiful. I was just thinking the other day how the need for an actual camera is diminishing as our phones have evolved into small photo taking wonders. 

Oct 29, 2017 03:43 PM #20
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Endre thank you for taking us through the evolution of real estate photography.  I can see why the calls are coming in, great photos and scenery

Oct 29, 2017 11:57 PM #21
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Great Photos, Endre.  We certainly have come a long way in the field of photography. I still recall my college day photography classes and developing in the college lab. I also recall the first class and the professor's words:  "Think before you take a photo...what you see is what you are going to miracles occur after you click. "  Of course, today we can create miracles in editing:)

Oct 30, 2017 12:29 AM #22
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The digital age of photography, coupled with the wonderful editing tools available today, has completely changed the realm of picture taking.  

Oct 30, 2017 01:33 AM #23
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Endre Barath, Jr. Your photos are beautiful.  I remember those days of rushing to the drugstore to get the photos back.  I think I still have an envelope or two around here from that time.  It's amazing how time has changed things.

Oct 30, 2017 03:38 AM #24
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

By the sea , buy the Sea   Buy the Beautiful sea !

Oct 30, 2017 03:59 AM #25
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. , your photos are absolutely beautiful, great job. Technology has come a long way. I don't miss the days when we had to wait for the photos to be developed. Did I mention I love the photos?

Oct 30, 2017 12:42 PM #26
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The photo technology today is making  taking real estate photo's amazing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 30, 2017 07:45 PM #27
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s like that old saying about eating an elephant one bite at a time. I may have already told you this one, I’m not sure lol

Oct 30, 2017 10:17 PM #28
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I agree with you about embracing technology and letting it really guide us in the right direction along with the company.

Oct 30, 2017 10:19 PM #29
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Endre Barath, Jr. ,

What absolutely stunning photographs! You have an artistic eye coupled with the right technology to rival any professional photographer. Thank you for sharing with us!

Oct 31, 2017 04:44 AM #30
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I also remember the days of going to the One-Hour Store to get my listing photos developed. Your Pacific views are breathtaking!

Oct 31, 2017 07:58 AM #31
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Love the story Endre! I too remember getting fast turn around photos way back when. Gorgeous piece of land - nice!!

Oct 31, 2017 02:22 PM #32
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's pretty amazing how digital photography has made our lives easier in real estate, Endre.

Nov 09, 2017 06:31 AM #33
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