Frequently Asked Questions

Industry Leading Real Estate Phototography

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Below is our FAQ, or answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions. Take a look and please let us know if you can’t find what you need.

Brochures and Printing

  • Can you remove the Open Homes Photography Logo from my brochure?

    Yes! But we have a different rate for this. Here’s why:

    We offer industry leading design layouts at incredibly competitive prices and can provide incredibly high quality printing on the best card stocks for unreasonably low prices. We’re able do this by branding brochures with our logo for marketing purposes which helps subsidize the cost for you. Basically, we help cover the cost of YOUR brochures by elegantly adding a relatively small logo mark (usually on the back page) to all brochures. We’re happy to discuss more about this process.

  • Can I use my own photos in a brochure?

    Yes! But we have a different rate for these and we’ll need written consent from the photographer. Here’s why:

    First, legally we can’t use someone else’s content (like photos) without their permission. We’re happy to provide a photo release form that can be forwarded to the content owner.

    Second, we offer industry leading design layouts at incredibly competitive prices. We’re able do this by branding brochures with our logo for marketing purposes which helps subsidize the cost for you. In order to use another provider’s content, we need to deliver unbranded brochures and charge the unsubsidized price. We’re happy to discuss more about this process.

Most Common Questions

  • I just need a few photos taken. Can you do that and how much is it?

    Yes!!! We offer hourly pricing ($250/hr) if you’re not sure what you need, have a large commercial space, or just don’t need a full standard photoshoot. We also offer a supplemental shoot called “pick ups” and they start at $100. We’ll provide up to 1-10 photos, fully color corrected and delivered the next day! Check out our pricing here.

    Pick-Up Shoots are ideal for a number of situations when just a handful of new photos are needed, such as:

    • New staging or re-staging a room
    • Better weather
    • New paint
    • Remodeling
    • Pre-market advertising
    • New landscaping
    Note: Standard shoots cannot be substituted for pick-up shoots. If you need standard photography, please choose from the square footage pricing tiers or contact us for our hourly pricing options.
  • What are “pick up” shoots?

    Pick up shoots are very small, supplemental photo shoots that we provide to save you some coin when you need just a few exterior shots for pre-marketing, or say, landscaping was redone after your primary shoot has taken place. We want to make sure you get real marketing value with Open Homes Photography, so we’re not going to charge you for a whole new standard shoot when all you need are a few “pick ups” to make your listing perfect.

    Pick-Up Shoots are ideal for a number of situations when just a handful of new photos are needed, such as:

    • New staging or re-staging a room
    • Better weather
    • New paint
    • Remodeling
    • Pre-market advertising
    • New landscaping

    We offer two types of Pick-Up Shoots:

    • Scheduled: 1-10 photos for $150. These are scheduled daily at 10:00am and 3:00pm
    • Go-Anytime: 1-10 photos for $100. These are completed in between the photographer’s other appointments
    Note: Standard shoots cannot be substituted for pick-up shoots. If you need standard photography, please choose from the square footage pricing tiers or contact us for our hourly pricing options.
  • How long will my appointment take?

    Your appointment is largely dependent on the property size. We typically spend about 45-60 minutes per 1,000 sq ft for Photography and 60-75 minutes per 1,000 sq ft for Video. Aerial photos, aerial video, and 3D Matterport usually take about 45-60 minutes. If you book photos AND another service like video and floor plans, we try to send multiple visual artists to keep our time on site to a minimum.

    For example, if you have a 2500 sq ft listing photos to take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you booked video for that same listing at the time of photography, expect about 2.5-3 hours for total time on-site.

    We also spend roughly 90 minutes of post processing time (color correction, photoshopping, etc) per 1,000 sq ft. This is done after your on-site services, so you don’t need to factor it in to your scheduling.

     

  • What is your availability & lead time on photos?

    99% of the time we can accommodate any order that can be scheduled 72 hours in advance (except some weekends). Photos are also delivered fully color corrected and processed the next morning after the photoshoot by 9am. That is to say, if you order on a Monday, and schedule for Thursday, you’ll have your photos waiting in your inbox Friday morning.

    We can often accommodate orders on very tight timelines – just shoot us a quick email to inquire.

    Want to schedule services? Order now and pick your date and time.

Photography

  • I just need a few photos taken. Can you do that and how much is it?

    Yes!!! We offer hourly pricing ($250/hr) if you’re not sure what you need, have a large commercial space, or just don’t need a full standard photoshoot. We also offer a supplemental shoot called “pick ups” and they start at $100. We’ll provide up to 1-10 photos, fully color corrected and delivered the next day! Check out our pricing here.

    Pick-Up Shoots are ideal for a number of situations when just a handful of new photos are needed, such as:

    • New staging or re-staging a room
    • Better weather
    • New paint
    • Remodeling
    • Pre-market advertising
    • New landscaping
    Note: Standard shoots cannot be substituted for pick-up shoots. If you need standard photography, please choose from the square footage pricing tiers or contact us for our hourly pricing options.
  • What are “pick up” shoots?

    Pick up shoots are very small, supplemental photo shoots that we provide to save you some coin when you need just a few exterior shots for pre-marketing, or say, landscaping was redone after your primary shoot has taken place. We want to make sure you get real marketing value with Open Homes Photography, so we’re not going to charge you for a whole new standard shoot when all you need are a few “pick ups” to make your listing perfect.

    Pick-Up Shoots are ideal for a number of situations when just a handful of new photos are needed, such as:

    • New staging or re-staging a room
    • Better weather
    • New paint
    • Remodeling
    • Pre-market advertising
    • New landscaping

    We offer two types of Pick-Up Shoots:

    • Scheduled: 1-10 photos for $150. These are scheduled daily at 10:00am and 3:00pm
    • Go-Anytime: 1-10 photos for $100. These are completed in between the photographer’s other appointments
    Note: Standard shoots cannot be substituted for pick-up shoots. If you need standard photography, please choose from the square footage pricing tiers or contact us for our hourly pricing options.

Property Websites

  • Do you offer Property Websites if I already have photos?

    YES! We have many customers that use in-house resources, but still want to up their marketing game with our Property Websites. Just order the website and send us a link to the photos and we’ll upload them to your site at no charge.

    Note: We may often require a photography consent form from the original photographer to legally use the photos on our platform. Shoot us a note and we can provide more info!

Scheduling

  • How long will my appointment take?

    Your appointment is largely dependent on the property size. We typically spend about 45-60 minutes per 1,000 sq ft for Photography and 60-75 minutes per 1,000 sq ft for Video. Aerial photos, aerial video, and 3D Matterport usually take about 45-60 minutes. If you book photos AND another service like video and floor plans, we try to send multiple visual artists to keep our time on site to a minimum.

    For example, if you have a 2500 sq ft listing photos to take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. If you booked video for that same listing at the time of photography, expect about 2.5-3 hours for total time on-site.

    We also spend roughly 90 minutes of post processing time (color correction, photoshopping, etc) per 1,000 sq ft. This is done after your on-site services, so you don’t need to factor it in to your scheduling.

     

  • What is your availability & lead time on photos?

    99% of the time we can accommodate any order that can be scheduled 72 hours in advance (except some weekends). Photos are also delivered fully color corrected and processed the next morning after the photoshoot by 9am. That is to say, if you order on a Monday, and schedule for Thursday, you’ll have your photos waiting in your inbox Friday morning.

    We can often accommodate orders on very tight timelines – just shoot us a quick email to inquire.

    Want to schedule services? Order now and pick your date and time.

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