Jacob in California says:
I was wondering if we could have a discussion about real estate photographers' workflow outside of the actual shoot. That is, what are people doing to prepare for the shoot and after they are done with the shoot?
The following is a list of what I think are some of the major items of your business workflow:
- Part of starting your business off should be spending time thinking through your Terms of Service. Write these down. They include things like:
- What is your area of service and what do you charge to shoot outside your area of service?
- What are your clients licensed to do with the photos you shoot?
- What is your committed delivery time?
- What do you expect the client to do to have the property ready to shoot?
- Take steps with new clients to make sure they understand your Terms of Service.
- Spend time with new clients understanding their expectations.
- Post-processing: Are you going to do it yourself or are you going to outsource it? This largely depends on your shooting volume.
- Delivery time and technique: All real estate photographers deliver within at least 24 hours and many deliver photos the same day. Listing agents want the photos FAST!
What is your non-shooting workflow?