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There are lots of ways to help sell a home faster, but there is no more sure fire way to make sure to do your clients the best service possible than using professional real estate photography.
Even if your brokerage's average sales price is not $1 million or more, you can use professional listing photography to stand out and keep brand consistency. Listen in as Jeff Corn, the CEO and founder of https://www.virtuance.com/ (Virtuance), discusses the importance of this consistency.
Eric Stegemann: Hi, everybody, and welcome to Brokerage Insider, the podcast where we interview the leaders in brokerage and technology. I'm your host, Eric Stegemann, the CEO of TRIBUS. Today on the show, we have Jeff Corn. Now, Jeff is the CEO and co-founder of https://tribus.com/integrations/photography/virtuance/ (Virtuance). It's a leading photography vendor to the real estate industry. Thanks so much for being on today, Jeff.
Jeff Corn: Thanks for having me, Eric. Excited to be here. Appreciate it. Yeah.
Eric Stegemann: So tell us a little bit about Virtuance?
Jeff Corn: Virtuance is a photography and visual marketing partner to the real estate industry. What that means is that anything related to https://tribus.com/products/core-products/property-marketing-platform/ (listing marketing) across the nation, that's that is what we focus on. It's all that we do. And we're very fortunate to partner with tens of thousands of real estate agents and brokerages in across the entire country. And we've been doing it for four, ten years. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary this year.
Eric Stegemann: Congrats. That's awesome. That's we're very, very close to you. We're just one year past year at TRIBUS at eleven years now. So, you know, we all started around that that same time. And I find that a lot of the companies that started in that ballpark where you were kind of competing up are fighting against what was going on after the downturn. I find you're more resilient and tend to stick around longer. Right. So tell me what was asked me.
Jeff Corn: Why did you start the company like first period of time ever? Right. And my answer is, is probably similar to yours would be that, you know, at that point in time, there's only one way to go. It's up. Right.
Eric Stegemann: So darn right. Darn right. Yeah, that's the way I was looking at it back then, too, was that, you know, that in the real estate industry, we fortunately with my brokerage that I previously had things were going pretty well because we actually had contracts for doing foreclosures and things like that. But in the tech space, I felt like there was going to be a reinvigoration for it. And it sounds like you did, too, around the same time. So what got you into the photography side of the business?
Jeff Corn: Yeah, good question. So prior to the founding Virtuance, I was in the commercial real estate space. I was I had come out of graduate school and want and thought I was going to be a real estate developer, worked for a commercial rete in acquisitions and then worked for most recently prior to starting, Virtuance worked for a small real estate development shop in Denver. And part of my role there was to market all of the properties that we would build and bring to the market. And one of the things that I would do in that role is to hire a photographer. As soon as we finished up a building and we were getting ready to lease or sell it, we the first thing that we did is made a phone call to a photographer and had that photographer scheduled to come out to market the property. And when I found out in that process, after doing it five or six times was that one, it was very expensive. I could not believe how much money we were spending on photography, too. It was incredibly time c