|Jason recently asked the following:
I have a question that may be good for a poll: How many photographs do you deliver to clients for a typical real estate shoot?
In my area, I see many delivery 40 to 50 per which I think is out of control. I'm trying to get a sense of what Realtors want and what they are willing to pay.
I can't imagine what the point is of supplying 40 to 50 photos for a shoot! I think there are several things that influence the number of photos you deliver:
- What the local MLS limits are. My local MLS allows 30 photos. That is still the case in my local MLS. Although I know that some MLS allow any number of photos. Understand what the limits are if any of your local MLS.
- Walk through the property at the start of the shoot with the agent and discuss and agree how many and which shots they want. If they want more than 20 charge extra. This way, you are not just shooting to get some number. You are shooting to suit the specific wants of the listing agent.
- I've shot homes up to about $5Million and I've never seen a property that cannot be well presented with 25 photos, although I can understand that some agents may promise the home seller more or want to dazzle sellers with more. But again, if they want more charge extra.
In conclusion, I think 25 photos is a standard number of photos. Anyone that wants more than this should pay extra. What are others experiences in this area?