Real Estate Photography - Rivera Imagery

In Real Estate, a Picture Can Be Worth Thousands of Dollars. Over 80% of buyers find online photos to be critical when searching for a home. A clean, decluttered home will produce the best photos, which will produce more potential buyers and more money for you!

The following are suggestions to keep in mind as you prepare for your photo appointment.

It is best to hide as many personal items as possible. Potential buyers would rather imagine their own items on the shelves. We normally photograph every room of the home, unless there is something you don't want photographed. It is not the photographer's responsibility to clean or organize the home. If you have any questions, please email us using the "Contact Us" button to the left.

Pricing

For more information on pricing, please visit the "Real Estate Rates" page under the "Rates and Info" button to the left.


Fixer Upper Homes                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $100

     Some listings may not require a full photo shoot. A "Fixer Upper photos" appt. will take one hour and will deliver 6-8 interior & exterior photos. “Fixer Upper Photos” may be of slightly lower quality than our standard photography services due to the circumstances. Your photographer will not be responsible for the condition of the home and how it may effect the photos.

Standard Listings                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

0-2000 Square Feet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $175

Includes interior and exterior photos. We will photograph every room of the home and deliver as many photos as each home warrants. Includes Zillow video walkthrough.

2001-3000 Square Feet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $225

Includes interior and exterior photos. We will photograph every room of the home and deliver as many photos as each home warrants. Includes Zillow video walkthrough.

3000+ Square Feet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $280

Includes interior and exterior photos. We will photograph every room of the home and deliver as many photos as each home warrants. Includes Zillow video walkthrough.

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Things to consider prior to booking:


1. Desired On Market Date:

It is in your and your sellers' best interest to have the photos and video ready to upload as soon as your listing goes on the market in order to maximize the reach to potential buyers. Your listing photos will be delivered online by 12pm after our appointment. Same day photo delivery is available for an additional fee, but we do not recommend putting the listing on the market on the same day the photos are taken, if possible.

2. Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast is constantly changing and almost never correct, but please check the forecast ahead of time and give us as much notice as possible if you or your sellers will want to reschedule due to bad weather. You can find a local 10 day forecast at www.Weather.com

3. Which Direction Does the Home Face:

- North - Morning is best for North facing homes because the front of the home is covered in shadows most of the day.

- South - The front exterior should have good sunlight for most of the day if the home faces South.

- East - East facing homes are better in the morning or early afternoon while the sun is on the front side of the home.

- West - West facing homes are better in the early afternoon once the sun reaches the front side of the home.

4. Trash Pickup Schedule:

A street lined with trash cans and debris piles doesn't always make for the best curb appeal.

5. Gardener / Exterior Cleaning Schedules:

Talk to your seller and find out if there is a regularly scheduled gardener, yard service, or pool cleaning service. If so, find out what day and time they normally come and how long it takes them at the home. We will want to try and schedule photos shortly after they have done their work if possible


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Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will the appointment take?

*On average, it will take about 1 hour per 1,000 sq ft to photograph a home.

When/How will I receive my photos?

*Your photos will be delivered digitally as soon as possible following your photo   appointment.

Same day delivery is also available for an additional fee. Two sets of photos   will be delivered, one for high quality printing and a second set sized specifically for upload   to MLS.

Is it ok for the sellers to be home while the photos are taken?

*Your sellers may be home during the appointment, but it is best to keep all children and pets   in their room and out of the way while the photos are being taken.

Does someone need to be home for the appointment?

*We can use a contractors lockbox to access the home for photos as long as the home   owner approves. We will be sure to lock all doors and windows, turn off the lights and close   the blinds when we are finished.

Can you use the MLS lockbox to access the home?

*Unfortunately we do not have access to the standard blue MLS lockbox.

Can you upload the photos to MLS for me?

*We can email the MLS sized photos to your office assistant for upload if you provide us with   their email address.

Who owns the photo/video copyright?

*Rivera Imagery and/or the photographer maintain copyright ownership of all materials. Our   clients are free to use the photos/video for any personal marketing purposes. Photos/video   may not be used by any other party without Rivera Imagery written consent.