Q.: Do we do any staging?
A.: No. We do photography only. If a property is not staged when we arrive, we will either shoot as it is, or come back for a later shoot depending on the Agent’s call. Reshoots may invoke a reschedule fee.
Q.: Who owns the rights to the pictures?
A.: We retain the copyright to the images unless special arraignments are made and additional licensing fees are paid. Our package prices do NOT include anything more than MLS usage licensing. The Agent/Client will have the rights to reprint all images furnished in unlimited media (print, web, video, e-mail) to market the property in any manner for one year or until the property closes, whichever comes first.
The Agent/Client is not required to link to or acknowledged R/E Photographers UTAH in any reprints as long as the property is currently active on the MLS, and no watermarking of images will be done by R/E Photographers UTAH.
If, after a property sells, you would like to continue using an image(s) on your website or promotional materials, well, first off, thank you! Please let me know BEFORE you use it, and I am likely to just say yes… if you like back to this web page. And I would just charge a small token fee for an unlinked or uncredited image. But if you use any image without permission, that is copyright infringement and you will be charged an astronomical amount of money.
Q.: What is our reschedule and cancellation policy?
A.: We understand in this fast-paced world, things happen. We would hope that you would give us notice as soon as you were made aware of a problem. But if a cancellation is made less then 24 hours from our appointment time, we will need to charge a $75 dollar cancellation/reschedule fee.
Please note that we expect the property to be photo-ready for the time you set your appointment for. If we must wait longer than 1/2 hour (30 minutes) after that set time at a site for it to be prepared (or to be let into the property), we add a 50% fee; if we must wait an hour or longer, or if the shoot is entirely cancelled, a 100% fee will be assessed. We reserve the exclusive right to kill the shoot after one hour or more of waiting, at our sole digression. Late or cancel/kill fees must be paid in full before new date will be scheduled.
We cannot control the weather. If the weather is inclement, we will continue with all indoor shooting, and reschedule exteriors for the next clear day. There is no penalty for weather delays.
Q.: Can you also shoot me a head shot for my website?
A.: Yes, I shoot beautiful head shots, and I am happy to do this for you…. just not during a real estate shoot. Any pictures beyond the scope of real estate photography will not be shot while I am shooting a home. If you need a head shot, I would be happy to schedule a time for that in a studio, not on a location. I do not carry the necessary lighting equipment when shooting a home to also shoot portraits.
A.: Please note that we expect the property to be photo-ready for the time you set your appointment for. If we must wait longer than 1/2 hour (30 minutes) after that set time at a site for it to be prepared (or to be let into the property), we add a 25% fee; if we must wait an hour, 50%; two hours or longer, or if the shoot is entirely cancelled, a 100% fee will be assessed. We reserve the exclusive right to kill the shoot after one hour or more of waiting, at our sole digression. Late or cancel/kill fees must be paid in full before new date will be scheduled.
Q.: When is payment due?
A.: Invoice is due and payable on receipt, and we invoice on delivery of images. Unless other and prior arraignments are made, we consider invoices overdue at 30 days, and grossly overdue at 60. Invoices overdue after 60 days will be charged an additional 1 ½ percent interest per month, compounded monthly or part thereof for each 30 day period overdue, backdated to invoice date. Additionally, licensing of images may be suspended if accounts are grossly overdue, and client may be charged additional usage fees if images are used.