Stilio Launches an Online Marketplace That Connects REALTORS with Photographers - Think Airbnb for Real Estate Photography

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Rapid growth proves concept and makes Stilio the largest real estate photography marketplace in the US within weeks of California launch.

Photographer Profiles From the Search Screen

Agents can search their area for photographers and choose based on price, product and more.

Stilio is the first real estate photography company that will truly serve a nationwide audience. Photographers anywhere can sign up and instantly provide their local agents with an incredible, first-rate real estate photography experience.

Stilio offers REALTORS and photographers an innovative approach to real estate photography. Abandoning the pipeline business model, Stilio facilitates transactions between REALTORS and photographers using an online marketplace. Photographers sign up on Stilio.com and create dynamic profiles to market their businesses. REALTORS, who purchase photography to market their listings, can search the Stilio network to find local photographers. Stilio launched an early-access version of the site to photographers in California in August, 2017. On October 4th, Stilio launched the full site, enabling REALTORS to start ordering photo shoots via the Stilio network.

The early-access launch to California photographers resulted in significant adoption. With nearly 20 photographers registering every day in California alone, Stilio now has more photographers than any other real estate photography marketplace in the nation. Now that the full site is live, Stilio plans to expand marketing to a nationwide audience of REALTORS and photographers, and the registration rate is expected to grow exponentially.

The launch of Stilio disrupts the well-established real estate photography industry, which is traditionally made up of two types of providers: midsize to large companies who employ photographers, and independent/freelance photographers. “By creating a network of independent photographers and providing them with sophisticated technological tools (like marketing profiles, online ordering, dynamic scheduling, photo editing, delivery and storage), these photographers can compete with the large real estate photography companies, while maintaining the ability to offer REALTORS the flexibility and personal-touch that real estate agents prefer,” said Darryl Glade, CEO and Co-Founder of Stilio.

In addition to technological tools, Stilio also provides photographers with the option to purchase affordable editing services. This is attractive to many photographers because it reduces the amount of time they need to spend processing the photos after a shoot. Stilio’s editing services also make it possible for non-real estate photographers and hobbyist photographers to get into the real estate photography game. Because Stilio provides educational content and full service editing, no prior real estate experience is necessary to join. With the gig-economy on the rise, Stilio is providing photographers across the country with a new, creative way to earn supplemental income.

The demand for real estate photography is on the rise, as well. As the real estate industry turns increasingly digital, the need for professional listing photos continues to skyrocket. Companies like REALTOR.com and Zillow rely heavily on real estate photography, and agents across the country are looking for reliable photography services.

“Stilio is the first real estate photography company that will truly serve a nationwide audience,” said Glade. “The beauty of an online platform network, is that we can be everywhere, whether that is Los Angeles or a small rural town typically ignored by the larger photography companies. Photographers anywhere can sign up and instantly provide their local agents with an incredible, first-rate real estate photography experience.”

About Stilio
Stilio is an online marketplace for real estate photography. The company serves a nationwide audience of REALTORS and photographers. REALTORS can search the Stilio network and find local real estate photographers to take photos and videos of their listings. Stilio provides photographers with world class editing services, as well as numerous business tools to help them take orders, schedule shoots and deliver products.

If you would like more information about the launch of Stilio, please call Hannah Huppi at 504-390-1360, or email at Hannah(at)Stilio(dot)com.

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