I may have an opportunity to start taking RE photos on the side. I'm an experienced amateur with lots of gear and am comfortable in Lightroom 6. I also have Photoshop Elements but I'm not as comfortable with it. I haven't shot houses so I've been watching Youtube videos on the subject. I know shooting RE photos doesn't pay a fortune so you can't spend all day perfecting each photo.
From watching mostly Rich Baum's and Nathan Cool's videos and trying different techniques in my own home, it seems like I could go one of two ways:
1) Flambient: One bounce-flash shot, one ambient shot, one direct flash shot per window, mask and blend in Photoshop. I was able to get pretty good results after a few tries. That flash shot can require considerable power to light properly. I have Einstein strobes and radio control, but that's not something I'd want to lug around and set up on site. I do have a Canon 580EXII and a YN-560 but sold my Cactus triggers when I stepped up to the Einsteins. The YN-560 does have an optical slave but it's not 100% reliable and obviously doesn't work through walls. So if I went this route, I'd want some more powerful battery-powered and radio-triggered lights.
2) Bracket shots with hotshoe flash bounced straight up, HDR in Lightroom: This one requires less gear, no round trip to PS, is fast and easy to shoot, but I don't like the result as well. It's not bad, way better than any phone or pop-up flash shots, but not as nice I can get with option 1 if I'm able to get the right shots. The windows still want to blow out and the foreground still looks a bit "flashy". Maybe that's something only photographers or art directors care about, not home shoppers or RE agents. I can use the local area adjustment tool in LR to pull the windows back, but the tool isn't as good as what's available in PS.
Which camp do you fall into? Could you offer #2 as a basic package and make #1 available for an extra charge?