Professional photography is a necessity in marketing real estate properly. Most buyers are shopping online and will use photos as one of the main determining factors in deciding whether to visit a property or not. According to the Wall Street Journal, properties with professional photographs have 61% more views than their peers across all pricing tiers, 134% more traffic than comparable homes in the same zip code, and 145% more traffic than comparable listings in the same MLS area. According to Redfin, properties shot with a professional camera sell for between $935 and $18,819 (depending on the price tier) more than homes shot with other types of cameras. Bottom line, professionally photographed properties sell for more money, have more views on the internet, and have more showings than homes that were not professionally photographed.

Agents, would you want your biggest investment marketed with a few poorly planned point and shoot or mobile phone snapshots? Your sellers don’t either. Your sellers deserve the services of a professional real estate photographer. When you present a seller’s home in the best way possible, it will help your relationship with your seller leading to future referrals. The neighbors are watching, too! If they are considering listing, they will take note of how well you present a property.

For many agents, it’s worth hiring a photographer just to take the burden off their own workload. You’re busy enough with your day-to-day schedule. In business it just makes sense to hire specialists for certain tasks. We have thousands of dollars of photography equipment and the experience necessary to create quality real estate imagery.

Pricing

Properties located beyond 20 miles of our studio located in Plymouth, Michigan will incur a travel fee of $0.545/mile to and from our studio. Images and video will not be delivered until payment in full has been received. Properties that are not ready to be shot at the time of the scheduled shoot will incur a rescheduling fee of $50. Here are some recommendations on how to prepare the property for photography and videography prior to the time of the shoot: https://www.starloft.com/home-preparation/ The photographer / videographer cannot wait while items are rearranged or stylized; this needs to be done before the scheduled time of the shoot. Please share these home preparation recommendations with the homeowner.

Real Estate Photography

All the images receive basic editing such as adjustment of color, contrast, exposure, straightening, and cropping as needed. The images are delivered via an emailed download link. Sources recommend the best number of images for a listing is 10-20 (Source: Point2.com).

Real Estate Photography

Exterior Only
$100
Up to 15 minutes at one property.
Up to 5 digital images delivered.
Exterior Only.
Budget
$150
Up to 45 minutes spent at one property.
5-10 digital images delivered.
Interior and Exterior.
Standard
$200
Up to 1 hour spent at one property.
10-20 digital images delivered.
Interior and Exterior.
Premium
$300
Up to 2 hours spent at one property.
20-30 digital images delivered.
Interior and Exterior.
Ultra
$400
Up to 3 hours spent at one property.
30-40 digital images delivered.
Interior and Exterior.

Aerial Real Estate Photography – $200

  • Shoot of the home exterior using a drone by a FAA licensed operator.
  • We cannot fly on rainy or windy days due to safety concerns and FAA rules. Some areas may also not be eligible due to FAA no-fly zone rules or proximity to local airports. You can check the U.S. air space map to get an idea.

Twilight Real Estate Photography – $250

  • Shoot of home exterior just before sunset during the “golden hour.”

Community / Amenity Photography – $50

  • Add on to other photography shoots. Includes up to 5 images. Additional images are $10 each.
  • Showcase the neighborhood to include shots of things such as a community pool, exercise room, club house, signage, etc.

Real Estate Videography

Listing videos include two versions, an unbranded one and a branded one. The branded version includes the listing real estate agent’s name, logo, and contact info. Every video includes engaging, legally licensed music. Scriptwriting, copywriting, professional voiceover, real estate agent intro/outro, aerial shots, neighborhood shots, homeowner interviews, real estate agent on camera guiding the tour, and/or actors/actresses can be added to any video for additional fees.

Slideshow Video
$75
Add on to a Photography Shoot.
Slideshow Video created from photographs.
Video Player Embed Code.
MP4 Video File.
 
 
 
Walkthrough Video - Budget
$300
Up to 1 hour spent at property.
Cinematic walkthrough tour.
Covers Interior, Exterior, and Common Areas.
Video Player Embed Code.
MP4 Video File.
Recommended for properties less than 2000 sq ft.
 
Walkthrough Video - Standard
$500
Up to 2 hours spent at property.
Cinematic walkthrough tour.
Covers Interior, Exterior, and Common Areas.
Video Player Embed Code.
MP4 Video File.
Recommended for properties 2000-4000 sq ft.
 
Walkthrough Video - Premium
$750
Up to 3 hours spent at property.
Cinematic walkthrough tour.
Covers Interior, Exterior, and Common Areas.
Video Player Embed Code.
MP4 Video File.
Recommended for properties larger than 4000 sq ft.
 
Lifestyle Video
Starts at $1200
Creative Cinematic style.
Scriptwriting session.
Covers Interior, Exterior, Common Areas, and neighborhood.
Might include actors/actresses, homeowner interviews, or agent on camera guiding tour.
Video Player Embed Code.
MP4 Video File.
Recommended for very unique or high end properties.

Other Real Estate Services

360-Degree Panoramic Tour – $250

  • Includes up to 5 spins at the home. Additional spins are $50 each.
  • Stitching and basic editing of panoramas (adjustment of color, contrast, exposure, etc.).
  • Online tour created to navigate from one panorama to another.
  • Tour uploaded and hosted on starloft.com for one year.

Floor Plan – $10 per 100 square feet

  • Interior measurement and .jpg floor plan drawing of each floor intended for marketing.
  • Delivered via an emailed download link.

Single Property Website – Starts at $250

  • Includes a custom domain registration (example: 123mainstreet.com) and hosting of the site for one year.
  • Custom website design which includes photo gallery and/or embedded video player, written description of the property, embedded Google map, contact info, Realtor branding, and more.

Brochure / Postcard Design – Starts at $250

  • Graphic design using photos for printed materials such as brochures or postcards.
About Starloft Photo & Video

Starloft Photo & Video helps successful business owners and professionals who are concerned with how their business visually appears to their clients and prospects. We provide photography, videography, and related marketing services. When you come to Starloft Photo & Video, you will have the benefits of a highly customized experience that is structured to meet your unique needs. Every photo and video marketing project is custom tailored for the client and not limited to the details listed on this site. Starloft Photo & Video is located in Plymouth, Michigan between Detroit and Ann Arbor and serves all of southeast Michigan including Wayne County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, Macomb County, and Monroe County. We are also available to travel throughout the United States. Please contact us to discuss your photo & video marketing needs.