Photography for Real Estate, Builders, Interior Designers
Related services: photo editing / enhancing / retouching and design work.
Roughly 24o USD will cover a 3 BR house or condo. Discounts available for multiple bookings. If the home / condo is a luxury property with e.g. high-end furniture, appliances, and customization I am recommending to book my add-on high-end property package which emphasizes details and costs just a little bit more. Further below you’ll find more pricing details.
I am not an image ‘counter’ because I believe that makes no sense and limits you and me — I’ll take as many photos as the project requires, it’s that simple. I’ll provide you with the best ones and all rooms / angles that matter.
I’ll provide advice with regards to optimizing items in a room, like re-arranging items or moving items in/out of the picture. All based on my experience what will work best for your purpose. I am a ‘hands-on’ person and will help doing that. General de-cluttering or cleaning not included — I am talking about fine-tuning / optimizing your home after you brought it in good order.
Included: HDR photography, Photoshop-enhanced, perspective correction, resized (hi-resolution and web-use sets), ready to use. And FULL USAGE RIGHTS!
For larger homes the price is slightly higher, just for the reason that it takes longer because those homes usually offer more rooms, angles and perspectives. These prices shall give you an idea about the costs, and optional extras like twilight photos, coverage of significant amenities (e.g, club houses, pools, etc.), finished basements, and so on, may add a few dollars to the costs.
4BR homes are starting at $280.oo. For 5BR+, luxury properties, please inquire — also for model homes, staging portfolios etc.
What about 1-BR condos and studios or 2-bedroom homes/condos? If you have a standard 1-2 bedroom without high-end features, the price will be around 200 Dollars.
If the property is in the luxury category it will be ca. 260 Dollars because your goal will be to showcase the small property in a way that justifies the high-end price and detail shots of many interior features are essential. Also, assuming it is a furnished or staged home the small places usually are a challenge regarding camera position and angles.
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- RETOUCHING: removing/adding items in the photo, altering the image, etc.
- Photo SLIDESHOW as video
- NIGHT (dusk/dawn) photos
- ADDITIONAL spaces: finished basements, Community Amenities, Estate overviews
- Help w/ ZILLOW
- Local travel up-to 30 mi roundtrip included ($1/mi thereafter)
Builders, Interior Designers, Architects, Luxury properties
If you are building a portfolio, presentation, or you intend to print high-end sales brochures I’ll recommend to discuss your requirements in detail — I am offering consultation / planning on an hourly basis.
Pricing & How to book
REAL ESTATE / STAGING
Consider Video to showcase your property
Pricing Info can be found here: Video and starts at $180.oo /per minute of video for an HD Home Tour in a Walk-Thru format. Including royalty-free music overlay. Discounts possible for bundling with photo shoot.
A 1.5 to 2-minute video can do the job.
Larger properties / homes require more time on location and a 2-minute (or+) video is recommended. Also, adding an audio narrative is a good idea for higher priced properties. A video is a well worth investment for high-end properties. Exact pricing depends therefore on several factors and options: size of property, goals, length of resulting video, and type of videography (multi-cam, aerial, mixed photo/video, audio, etc.), or if an interview is part of the video shoot, and so on.
Tell me about your project and I’ll give you an estimate.
Aerial Photos or Video
Pricing aerial photo package: roughly $240.oo.
Pricing aerial video: roughly $360.oo for a 1-2 min aerial video including neutral royalty-free music overlay.
These pricing information are ballpark figures and for a binding quote I need your input on the type of property and your goals. Best is to email me the details inclusive the property address since I have to check for airspace and location restrictions.
If Video is over-sized for your project I can still help you with cost-effective slide-shows, video still-image slideshows, or even presentation websites with quick turn-around times.
Photoshop / Retouching / HDR
HDR photography is a technique to better balance brightness / contrast / colors in an image — images look more natural like you experienced them with your eyes. I am using that technique for scenes with strong contrasts like interiors. I also run all images through Photoshop to enhance them because it’s what you do in this industry and images become more beautiful. I also apply perspective correction where (read my article: Perspective Correction) I feel it is appropriate. That’s included in my pricing. If you need other things like removing objects or retouching in general, I can do that as well and costs depend on the complexity of the task (read my article: Photo Editing, Enhancing, Retouching a.k.a. photoshopping) .
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Interested in a general insight why pricing differs among photographers?
Short answer is that for a cheaper price you will most likely have to make compromises. Bottom-line and for sure nothing new to you: no good photographer on the market would work for a cheap student tariff because for a quality outcome experience matters. Cheap offers are always made for a reason.
Read more on the topic here: Real Estate Photography – insights into pricing, budgets, goals, approaches
However, if the property you need photos for is more on the standard, ordinary side it is understandable if you don’t want to spend much money and you can go for the lowest photography offer — however, if you want to market your property in the best way possible you should consider to spend a little bit more and get more out of it.