As a real estate agent or broker, you love working with people who are looking to buy or sell a house. You’re responsible for managing a number of properties, and part of that management includes taking pictures of each house, apartment, and condo. In the past, realtors would have to take photos, have the negatives developed, and post the actual pictures in their office, but now, everything has been digitized. An agent can take a photo with his or her phone and then email it to themselves or upload it to the cloud. The one drawback of this is that unless you’re super-organized, it can be hard to keep track of the photos for each property. This is where a USB flash drive comes in — you can use one for each property, and they provide a great backup option!
Working with Potential Buyers
When working with potential homebuyers, you want to give them as much information as possible. A big part of this is providing photos of the property, and since everything is digital, you can either view the pictures online or give the client a flash drive full of files. The second option can be a good one if you have some more detailed photos of the house or apartment that you haven’t posted online, and after viewing them, your client can decide whether or not they want to see the property in person.
As far as branding purposes, having custom flash drives with your agency’s name and logo on them can be a great way to reinforce your commitment to the customer. The sleek, finished look of a thumb drive can provide the professional touch that you want to convey, and the client can view the photos and files on a particular property at their convenience.
One Drive = One Property
If you’re working on getting your real estate photos organized into a cohesive system, a good approach can be to have one drive per property. Digital photos can be large files, and if you want to maintain the detail and resolution in each picture, it can best not to downsize them for storage. Posting several large photo files online can also be difficult unless you have adequate hosting for your website, and putting everything on a flash drive can keep files safe should something happen to them in the cloud. You can take the photos from one property and put them on one flash drive, and have them handy the next time a customer comes in asking about that particular house.
Custom flash drives can transform how your file and organize your real estate photos, and they can also be used as effective marketing and promotional tools. At CMI, we strive to help every one of our customers find the solutions they need for their industry, and we’re proud to offer a variety of color, shape, and capacity options.