As a real estate agent, it’s important to have a clear understanding of what to expect from your real estate photography services. To help answer your questions and provide clarity, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about real estate photography. From equipment and turnaround time, to pricing and virtual tours, this comprehensive FAQ will give you a better understanding of the real estate photography process and what you can expect from your investment.
What is your turnaround time?
We prioritize prompt delivery, with all photos, virtual tours and floor plans typically ready for delivery the next business day by end of day at the latest, and videos within 2 business days. Please note that weekends may impact delivery times and are subject to change based on the complexity and number of properties involved in the photoshoot.
What is the difference between standard iGuide and premium iGuide floor plans?
Our standard iGuide floor plans provide comprehensive layout information for a clear understanding of the property’s floor plan. On the other hand, our premium iGuide floor plans offer elevated detail with the inclusion of appliances, fixtures, and advanced measurements, allowing for an immersive experience with interactive VR functionality.
What is your photography style?
Our approach to real estate photography is purposeful and focused, carefully selecting each angle and shot to showcase properties in their best light. We utilize a wide angle 17-28mm lens to achieve a realistic representation without distorting the size of the rooms, avoiding the typical fish eye lens effect. Our photography methodology prioritizes avoiding redundancy and repetition in shots to keep the audience captivated and invested in the property. We understand that viewing similar, unchanging photos can quickly lead to boredom, which is why we put effort into presenting a dynamic and diverse representation of each space. By showcasing the unique features of each property and presenting them in a visually appealing manner, we aim to engage the audience and make a lasting impression. Our use of professional equipment, expertise in challenging lighting conditions, and eye for composition and detail, result in well-lit, eye-catching photos that accurately represent the property and highlight its most important aspects. We believe that every shot should have a purpose and work together to effectively market the property, creating high-quality, bright, crisp and clear images that showcase the unique aspects and highlights of each space.
How much do you charge for your services?
We offer a simple and easy-to-understand pricing structure for our real estate photography services, with flexible packages designed to meet the specific needs of each property. Our packages include a range of affordable add-ons, such as aerial photos, vertical social media video, virtual tour extensions to the sky and outdoor areas, and premium video tours, allowing clients to build a custom solution that fits their budget and enhances their marketing efforts. Our goal is to provide exceptional value to our clients, ensuring that their investment in professional photography is cost-effective, while delivering high-quality results that accurately represent their properties and generate interest from potential buyers.
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Does the photographer help with staging and moving of furniture?
Photographers generally do not help move or stage furniture for a few reasons:
- Liability: Moving furniture and staging a space involves potential physical risks such as accidents and injuries. Photographers may not want to assume the liability for any damage that could occur during the process.
- Professionalism: Photography is a specialized skill and photographers typically focus on capturing the best shots possible. Moving and staging furniture falls outside of their area of expertise and may detract from the quality of their work.
- Time constraints: Photographers have limited time to complete their photoshoot and any additional tasks like moving furniture can significantly extend the duration of the shoot. This can lead to delays and negatively impact their productivity.
- Client preferences: Staging a space is a subjective process and the photographer may not have the same aesthetic vision as the client. Additionally, the client may have specific requests or requirements for staging that the photographer is not equipped to handle.
In addition to not moving or staging furniture, we also understand the importance of presenting the property in its best light. That’s why we take about 10-15 minutes to make small adjustments such as straightening towels, putting down toilet seats, opening blinds, etc. to create visually appealing images that accurately represent the property
Do you offer drone photography and virtual tours?
We specialize in high-quality drone photography and virtual tours for real estate marketing. Utilizing advanced aerial equipment and experienced pilots, we create breathtaking aerial shots that showcase properties and their surroundings. Our virtual tours and floor plans, powered by iGuide, offer an immersive and interactive experience, providing a comprehensive view of the property. With customizable packages, we help realtors differentiate their listings and achieve their marketing goals.
How accurate are the iGuide floor plan measurements?
iGuide floor plans are highly accurate, delivering measurement accuracy within 2% of the actual space. The measurement technology used by iGuide ensures precise and detailed floor plans, providing real estate professionals with the information they need to effectively market the property. Additionally, the interactive and immersive virtual tour functionality of iGuide adds a new level of detail and allows potential buyers to really get to know the space in a more intimate way.
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How do you handle challenging lighting conditions?
Our approach to handling challenging lighting conditions involves utilizing a combination of flash photography and HDR techniques. This enables us to capture the full detail and depth of a space, ensuring the final images are clear and well-lit, even in low light or high-contrast environments. Our photographers are highly skilled in using flash photography and HDR to produce stunning real estate images that accurately represent the property and its features.
Do you have experience photographing luxury properties?
Yes, we have extensive experience in capturing the luxurious essence of high-end homes. Our photography approach is customized to highlight each property’s unique features, and our advanced techniques and expertise result in stunning imagery. We often utilize flash and other lighting methods to enhance the beauty of the property, and we offer flexible and customizable packages to best suit our clients’ needs. Whether it’s showcasing an estate’s grandeur or highlighting its architectural details, we are committed to delivering the finest luxury property photography.
Do you virtually stage homes?
We do offer virtual staging services to help showcase realtors’ listings. Our editors use advanced software to virtually stage homes, giving potential buyers an idea of what each space could look like. Our virtual staging solutions provide a cost-effective way to present properties in their best light and enhance their marketability. With customizable options, we can tailor each virtual staging to meet the unique needs and style of each property, ensuring the perfect representation of each realtor’s listing