Real Estate Photography Frequently Asked Questions
Why Trust SHOOT FOR SOLD With The Responsibility Of Imaging Your Listing?
The answer is simple. We at Shoot For Sold have designed a state of the art business and process utilizing the best training and equipment so that we may provide our clients with high quality photography at a competitive price point. We build relationships that best allow us to understand the goals, challenges and needs of our clients. We provide results!
How Do I Receive My Images or Videos?
Your images are delivered electronically via email. MLS compliant images are delivered ZIP file attached to email and videos via YouTube or Vimeo. High-resolution print sized files are available if discussed and delivered via link to an online file storage site; these files are too large to email. We promise delivery of photos within 24 hours of the session; rush orders available upon request.
What is Staging?
Staging is a professional service provided by someone with a background in interior design or virtual staging software. A stager often has an inventory of linens, home accessories and even furniture which are used to enhance the features and strengths of a home for shooting real estate and architectural photography. While we do not provide staging services, we do provide a detailed checklist so that the photo session yields the best result.
How Do You Capture Aerial Images or Videos?
Shoot For Sold has both ground based and aerial platforms for capturing aerial images. Depending on the circumstances and goals of the listing agent or home owner we will employ a ground based pole, aerial drone or light aircraft. Each has it’s advantages and limitations each of which we discuss with the client prior to the session.
Photo Finishing vs. Photoshopping?
At Shoot For Sold we offer photo finishing at no additional cost to our clients. Finishing may include the combination of several different exposures so that a room is captured in it’s best light while also offering clear views of the outdoors through windows, turning “on” a light that may have burned out or even blue sky replacement for exterior shots taken on a cloudy or hazy day. However, it is a matter of professional ethics that we cannot and will not photoshop a crack in a wall or make any other structurally related alteration to the images. We operate with the best interests of all parties involved at all times.
How Much Time Should I Allot For A Session?
Depending on the size of the home and the products being ordered the photographer or team will require a minimum of two hours and as many as four hours for a given assignment. Additionally, exterior shots are weather permitting and aerial images more so. It may be necessary for the photographer or team to shoot interiors and exteriors at separate times.
How Do We Tell The Story Of This Home?
This is a big factor for us! A picture is worth 1000 words. But what are those words? What is the story of this home? What made this a wonderful home for the seller. What will make this a wonderful new home for the potential buyer?