George in NJ says:
I did a shoot today for a client who gives me plenty of work. While shooting the home, a potential buyer stopped and asked to tour the home. The potential buyer implied that they would likely make an offer later in the day in an effort to prevent the realtor from having an open house. About two hours after delivering the photos, the realtor informed me that he did receive an offer on the home. Most likely the offer will be accepted and the Realtor will not use the photos. Additionally, the Realtor hasn't paid for the photos yet and I'm hesitant to push him for payment. This client typically pays within a week. I did everything that I was contracted to do. I think I should still be paid in full. How do others handle this type of situation?
Yes, absolutely. The property selling before the photos are used is not a reason to not pay for the photos. Any honest upstanding Realtor would pay you for the work you did in this case.
I would insist that the Realtor pay you. If he or she doesn't, don't do any more work for him or her. This kind of situation is where one's integrity is tested. Most Realtors I know would pay you in this situation.