Parking outside of a red farm-style house on Francisco Street in Berkeley, Calif., Realtor Ira Serkes steps out of his car and pulls out a camera from his vest pocket. He walks around the property, taking pictures of the rooms and the backyard. Then he stops on the sidewalk before getting into the car to snap a photo of the apartment building across the street. "My plan is to give clients the information to make the right decision," Serkes says. "If they don't like the apartments across the street, it will save them time and energy." For the rest of his Thursday broker tour, Serkes stops what he is doing to take pictures of whatever interests him, whether it is the surrounding shops or a painted mural of the bay on the doors of a three-car garage. Serkes always ...
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