Real Estate Microstock
At last. Now we come to perhaps the most lucrative microstock photography category of all. The real estate support category of images is probably the most in demand of all tags. The regional and local differences in housing aside, the Web is full of websites whose house maintenance, home repair, garden planning, landscaping, architecture, and paint or construction websites and products need images.
Real estate images have so many uses they practically have subcategories. Real estate websites, brochures, advertisement, training schools and real estate booksÂ need these support images. Homes are a very visceral part of what drives the home services, home remodeling, and home repair markets. Home design planning, home remodeling kits, gazebo blueprints, even blogs need images of houses.
Mortgages and escrow companies, finance brochures for homes, sites will want pictures of homes. Houses that look attractive will sell other products such as seminars and financial products. But home products catalogs and websites need these photos as well. Home inspection sites and pest control services, gutter repair and gardening or landscaping websites will want positive home images to promote their services with.
Websites that want to sell related ads for products will need images of brickwork, stonework, chimneys, gutters, front porches, driveways, and more. Home design, homes for sale, realty offices and real estate seminars need pictures of homes. Sometimes people just want to see a nice picture and a home or house is a general placeholder. Many websites run from scripts and provide pictures to keep the visitor entertained.
Home images serve another purpose. Often people are shopping online to get an idea for how they want to remodel their home. Certain areas of the country are known for their stylized architecture. By showing homes ofÂ various design type, a home design site or a blog about homes and paint colors and trim can be made very visually appealing. Since the text of such sites can drag down viewer interest, images lighten the mood and give the eye something to fasten onto.
When remodeling a home, home owners must furnish an example to the builders of what they want. The types of search words should match the type of home shown, the photographer may have to do a bit of research. A-frame, Craftsman, second story porch, sunroof, solar power and other tags would make this picture easily searchable. The kinds of websites that cater to home remodeling customers will be sure to have these images waiting on their site.