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Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost?

We have a unique pricing strategy. The amount of work we do is dependant on the size of the home. The larger the home the more photos we take and the more pages in the brochure. We charge one tenth of one percent of the sale price of the home. So, if the home sells for $350,000, the cost is $350. We take some of the risk along with you. You pay one half (based on the list price. $175 in this example) up front, and pay the remainder (based on sale price) at close. If for any reason your listing doesn't close, you don't owe the remainder.

Note that other photography and virtual tour companies charge over $400 for only 25 photos and no additional services - regardless of the size of the home.

Why Should I pay so much?

Our photography is highly professional and our brochures are hand crafted. They help sell your listings. We have many experiences where buyers tell the agents that the reason they came to view the home in the first place was because of the great photos on the web. But even more importantly, you will be more successful getting new listings when you show your potential clients how you will present their home in print and on the web with high quality, professional photography. We select some significant exterior and exterior views to enhance the photos using HDR (High Dynamic Range -- Google "HDR Photos" to see what we mean) technology.  Why not get the best?

See: What is HDR Photography?

How long does it take?

There are three main phases to our work. It takes between one hour and two hours to photograph the home depending on the size of the home. It takes several hours to process the photos using "digital darkroom" software to re-size, straighten, adjust perspective, lighten, fix color balance, crop and frame. We create a set of 25 photos re-sized for the best presentation in the MLS. Then, finally, we create the printed brochure and flyers using Microsoft Publisher and create a CD with all the files and a self-running slideshow suitable for open house presentations and for closing gifts. We then post the photos and virtual tour links in the MLS and the virtual tour on Realtor.com. This complete process typically takes between 4 and 5 days.



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