And that comment about the home being vacant when escrow closes...LOL....that is completely irrelevant when it comes to shooting RE. It is important to show how the furniture works in a room so that online viewers can visual the space better. This is why the best RE agents stage homes, because it helps to sell them. Go into any builder model home, is it vacant or does it have furniture? Enough said about that. LOL
I did not say that Joe only shoots the furniture. I think his pictures are 100% better then the majority of Realtors. If you have the change to access a MLS you will notice that the majority of Realtors only show just a little part of a room due to lack of a wide angle and what they show is some part of the furniture.
Showing room size and flow to other rooms are more important. I just had a client who is constantly on the internet looking at homes. When he told me that I gave him a list of comparable homes. He told me that he saw those homes too, but the pictures did not give him a good picture of the rooms and the floorplan. After 25 years of real estate and a design engineers background I understand what he wants.