Real Estate Photography And Videography FAQ

 

Here you can find answers to the common questions you probably have about our services:

 

FAQ

How do I schedule an appointment for real estate photography?

There is an info form you can submit on the website, it is as good as other forms of contact. You can also call, text or email me. All of the relevant contact information is located on the Contact Page. The earlier you let me know of your need for real estate photos or videos and/or portraits, the more convenient the appointment timing for you and your sellers.

How much notice do you need to schedule my photography appointment?

Ideally, 2 – 3 days notice is enough advance to reserve your preferred date and time. If I have a cancellation, I can accommodate last minute requests, but that is rare. The more notice, the better.

How long will the real estate photography appointment take?

It depends on the size of the home, but generally plan for the photography session to take around two hours. Smaller homes take less time, usually around an hour, while larger homes (larger than 2500 square feet) take between two and three hours. Why does it take so long? Rather than use quick run-and-gun techniques (that often produce cheap-looking results), I use a series of flashes carefully placed around each room to ensure the entire home is displayed as beautifully as possible. Because of this, some homes can be more challenging than others. A good rule of thumb is to plan for about an hour of photography time for each 1,000 square feet.

When is the best time for real estate photography?

While most appointments are made based on your availability and the availability of the sellers, there are a few times of the day that make for better photographs than others. West-facing homes are best photographed in the early afternoon while east-facing homes are best photographed in the morning. North-facing homes are best shot in the early morning before the sun gets too high in the sky. No matter the direction of the home, every home can benefit from being photographed during twilight.

Is it OK for the sellers to be home during the photography session?

Absolutely. It’s your seller’s home to tell them they are free to hang out while I am photographing. But please know I am able to produce better images in the short amount of time I am on the property when distractions are limited. Even if you or the seller are on site, please make sure all staging and cleaning is complete prior to the appointment. And please keep all children and pets away from equipment the appointment.

Is it OK if a home is not furnished?

While homes are generally more attractive if they are furnished or staged prior to the real estate photography session, I can photograph a completely empty home as well. However, I encourage you to consider hiring a home stager if the home is vacant, at least to stage important rooms like the master bedroom (and bathroom), the living or family room, and the kitchen.

Who owns the photographs?

We own the copyright to all photographs and other marketing materials I produce on your behalf. If you are my client, you are free to use the photographs and other marketing materials for any personal marketing purposes. However, any photographs or other marketing materials may not be used by any other party without my written consent. If a builder, stager, contractor, handyman, or anyone else asks you for the images, please refer them to me.

When will I receive my photos?

Real estate photography sessions include a 24 hour turnaround, so expect to see your photos within 24 hours of the end of the photography appointment. For example, if you scheduled an appointment for 10am on Tuesday and it takes me one hour to photograph the home, you will have the processed images by 11am on Wednesday. I also offer a Same Day Rush service for an additional fee.

How will I receive my photos?

Your photos will be delivered digitally.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule the real estate photography appointment?

If you need to cancel and reschedule our real estate photography appointment for any reason, please call or text me at (416)-732-2614 or email me at estatesunderalens@gmail.com as soon as possible. I charge a cancellation fee of $75 if the appointment is cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours of the appointment time.

WHAT IS YOUR COVERAGE AREA?

We cover Greater Toronto And Hamilton Area. Let Us know where you want us.