FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why should I use a professional photographer?
A: Professional Quality - Safe & Legal Operation
I do photography for a living. I practice and study lighting, angles, composition and software processing techniques. I know my equipment and how to use it to get the best images in challenging situations. I carry $1 million Liability Insurance and I am an FAA Certified Drone Pilot.
Great photography not only requires time at the photo shoot, it requires time for editing and uploading. Realtors are at their best when listing, showing and selling properties. Don't take time away from what you do best to shoot and edit photos. Hire me to do what I do best.
Enhances Your Brand
Your clients hired a professional real estate agent to market their home. Hiring a professional photographer to take the listing photos shows your commitment to marketing for the best sale possible. Also, using Professional Photography services is a great marketing tool for you to obtain more listings and referrals, and is tax deductible as a business expense
Q: At what price point should I use professional photography?
A: All homes you represent should have professional photos made. The value pro photography brings to an agent is a greater perceived value to the home seller of the agent’s marketing expertise . Maintaining consistent quality across all of your listings shows your willingness to provide a high level of service to all of your customers.
Q: What is the best time of day to photograph a home?
A: The best times to shoot an exterior are East facing in the early morning and West facing in the early evening. The North and South facing can be done morning or evening, but preferably not the middle of the day when shadows are the harshest. This also applies to interior photographs. I try to use available light, or natural sunlight, as much as I can. .
It's worthwhile for your client to let you know when the sun looks great on the exterior of the house or what time an important room looks best during the day. If scheduling is left up to me, I usually look at Google Maps to determine the direction the front of the home faces to assure that I'm photographing at the appropriate time.
Q: What is your service area?
A: My primary service area is Central Brevard County, FL. There may be an additional charge for travel north of 405 or south of 192.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: I accept PayPal, cash and checks.
Q: How are the images delivered to me?
A: All photos will be made available for download from Dropbox or emailed. If you need your photographs sent a different method, please let me know and I'll be happy to accommodate you.
Q: Do you offer both Hi-res and Lo--res images?
A: Yes. Hi-Res photos are original resolution to be used for printing purposes. Low-Res images are optimized for uploading to MLS. Most clients only require Low-res files, but Hi-res files are included in packages and furnished upon request.
Q: Do you retain the copyright to your images or are those transferred to me when I buy digital images?
A: 321 Real Estate Photos retains the copyrights as is standard practice in the photography industry. All photos produced for the client may be used by that agent for all marketing associated with the current sale of the property in accordance with local MLS rules. Any usage of the photos by a third party, including but not limited to architects, builders, stagers, designers, sellers or buyers is prohibited unless approved in writing by the photographer.