|Michael wants to know:
Typically real estate photographers have a standard service area, which may be a line on the map or just a radius in miles. Beyond this service area, they charge mileage or an extra fee. Include both transportation and time costs in thinking about this service radius. That is, there is travel time component which is a charge for your time and a transportation component where you recover your transportation expenses.
My standard service area is a 35 mile radius. I've never had a client ask me to go beyond that service area. If they did I would add a charge of $20 and wouldn't accept any shoots beyond 50 miles one way. I think the important factor with your service area is you don't want the drive times to impact your ability to do multiple shoots in the same day.
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