Still Photography

Up to seventy-five (75) still photos of your property, depending on the size of your home. We will take as many photos as necessary to cover the home and allow you a choice of what to use for your listing.

We use a premium flash/natural ambient light composite process when creating our images.  A flash frame is used to provide clean color and snap-and-pop to all scenes laid over an ambient light image to provide natural highlight & shadow detail.  The two are then hand-blended to produce ideal final images that make your listing stand out from the competition.  All final images are retouched, resized and optimized and delivered in logical order ready to upload to the MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, and other online listing sites.   Full-resolution images for printing are available upon request at no additional cost.  All photos will be delivered to you within 24 hours via email download.

You will also be given a link to a single-property website complete with map & photo gallery that is mobile optimized and tuned for effective sharing on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  All included for the same price!

Our High Dynamic Range Photography breathes new life into your photographs! Using available natural light, it eliminates the typical white window “blowout” of most real estate photography! The result are crystal clear, wide-angle images showing off your property in the absolute best light possible.

High resolution still photography is achieved with a wide angle lens, portable studio strobe, and a tripod in order to show off the property in the best way possible. Discount pricing is based on shooting still photos at the same time as a Video Tour

$245 | still photography shot at the same time as a video tour

5,000-7,999 square feet | +$100

Over 8,000 square feet | CALL FOR PRICING

 


HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO TOURS

 

Premium Package A | $249

Music only | This tour is a 3-7 minute “walk through” of a property. The general flow is to show the exterior front of the house, transition to the interior walkthrough, then transition the outside patio and backyard area at the end.  This a full-property tour (interior and exterior both), presented with background music. The flow of the house and how the rooms connect is clearly portrayed and music is specifically chosen to elicit a positive emotional response from any buyer who watches.

Perfect for properties as small as 2-bedroom condos all the way up to the larger 4 bedroom colonials built by the thousands in the last 10 years.  You will be provided an unbranded tour that is compliant for use on the MLS by default and if you supply a headshot photo and your contact information you will be given a second, “branded” version for use everywhere else.  On-camera agent introductions are available at no additional cost. Aerial footage is included if deemed advantageous to the marketing of the property.  Local weather conditions at the time of the shoot, safety concerns and proximity to airports are additional factors that determine whether or not we are able to fly.

Zillow Certified Video Tour – our company has earned the Level 2 “Select” Zillow Certified Photographer designation which allows us to upgrade your listing on Zillow with video.  Your branded video tour is now boldly featured at the top of your Zillow listing with another benefit being that our agents receive a major boost in exposure because the company has stated that they are pushing all listings that are enhanced with video to the TOP of any Zillow search results for your current listings in your town!!  Get 2-3+ times more views and saves than without!  This is a huge, exclusive benefit only available with Michigan Video Tours, and is included at no charge with all video orders.  

All videos are fully compatible with all mobile devices! Videos are also uploaded to YouTube. All uploads are optimized properly to give your listing maximum exposure on search engine results pages. This gives your property tremendous exposure online as well as considerable exposure for your listing and links to your personal website through Google results.

Premium Package B | $349

Narrated with Music | 4-10 minute “walk through” of a property. This is a more detailed, in-depth tour which highlights standout features of the home, such as upscale pantries, high-end appliances, hardwood floor designs, moldings, hardware, columns, water features, etc.  Plus, provide us a basic script to work from outlining the features and benefits of your listing and in addition to background music your video will be enhanced with custom narration creating a mood and ‘feel’ for the property. Tours may include various nearby landmarks or features (such as shopping, parks, etc), neighborhood shoots and drive-throughs, maps, etc. 

This package is perfect for average sized homes all the way up to luxury properties. Again, you will be provided an unbranded tour that is compliant for use on the MLS by default and, if you supply a headshot photo and your contact information, you will be given a second, “branded” version for use on social media or anywhere else.  On-camera agent introductions are available at no additional cost. Aerial footage is included if deemed advantageous to the marketing of the property.  Local weather conditions at the time of the shoot, safety concerns and proximity to airports are additional factors that determine whether or not we are able to fly.

Zillow Certified Video Tour – our company has earned the Level 2 “Select” Zillow Certified Photographer designation which allows us to upgrade your listing on Zillow with video.  Your branded video tour is now boldly featured at the top of your Zillow listing with another benefit being that our agents receive a major boost in exposure because the company has stated that they are pushing all listings that are enhanced with video to the TOP of any Zillow search results for your current listings in your town!!  Get 2-3+ times more views and saves than without!  This is a huge, exclusive benefit only available with Michigan Video Tours, and is included at no charge with all video orders.

All videos are fully compatible with all mobile devices! Videos are also uploaded to YouTube. All uploads are optimized properly to give your listing maximum exposure on search engine results pages. This gives your property tremendous exposure online as well as considerable exposure for your listing and links to your personal website through Google results.

 


Additional Options

  • Professional Narration | For your Premium Package “B” Tour. If you would like narration other than our standard in-house narration, we can audition professional voices for you, both male and female. Prices vary
  • 15-second Open House Promo suitable for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter $50 additional
  • Twilight (Dusk) Photography – $100
  • Larger Homes | Properties of 5,000-7,999 square feet – $100 additional
  • Luxury Homes | Properties 8,000 square feet ++++ – Call
  • Seasonal changes | If seasonal changes require new footage and re-editing of your tour, there is a one time charge for reshooting and re-editing your tour [optional]. – $100
  • Travel/ gas surcharge (on tours further than 60 miles from Dearborn, MI)  – based on Google maps – $25

On all video tours, agents will be provided a link to include in the “virtual tour” input line in your MLS.  The tour will then be disseminated out to all the online listing portals such as Trulia, Realtor.com, Hotpads, etc.  The Zillow version is manually uploaded to Zillow by us directly.  An HD MP4 video file is sent to you to as well which you can upload to the video section of Realtor.com as well as Facebook.

 


THE FINE PRINT

 

VIDEO: Real estate videos are generally shot with very strict deadlines in mind. To that end, we strive to have our videos completed, edited and uploaded by the very next day so you may get them listed and on the MLS. The fast turnaround time and long editing and compression times, coupled with the need to keep prices low prevent us from offering standard options that may be offered with other types of video production.

Creating professional-grade video is a complicated, technical and time-consuming process. We are able to provide real estate video tours at a significant reduction in price from the 4-figure cost you would normally pay a commercial video production house for a video of this quality due to several cost-cutting factors:

1) We follow a templated format – View any one of our video samples. Replace that home with your listing – that is exactly what your video will look like! Custom shoots are available that vary from this format at an additional charge, due to increased production time.

2) Each video takes more than 5+ hours in transcoding, editing, and compression for the web – for this reason, any changes, no matter how insignificant they seem, require a complete re-edit and recompression of the material for both branded and unbranded video versions, so there is no such thing as “a small change”. Therefore, we do not offer previews, we do not offer client edits (as we do for videos for other industries that start at well over $1,000).

We will happily correct any errors that we make at no charge. Any additional editing, changes, etc. that you would like made after the fact are $100. If there are specific rooms you specifically DO want filmed (or, more often, do NOT want filmed), or specific narrative or contact information you submit to us, please be sure everything is correct before the video is edited.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Under current copyright laws, the copyright of any photography remains with the photographer unless specifically agreed upon. Michigan Video Tours retains all rights to photos taken of properties. We license the use of the images to the listing agent of the property at the time the photo is taken. The license of use is extended to the agent for the amount of time that the property is for sale.

Photographs taken by Michigan Video Tours are not to be used for any purpose other than the marketing of the property listing. Agents must obtain permission from Michigan Video Tours to use the image for any other medium (marketing of agent’s services, calendars, etc).

Photographs taken for an agent cannot be passed on to another agent should the seller wish to change real estate agents unless the contracting vendor was the seller. If the homeowner pays us for the licenses, then they can transfer the images to different agents for the purpose of marketing their home. The new listing agent will need to contact Michigan Video Tours. We do not allow photos from a shoot commissioned by one agent to be used by another agent, rather we require that the new listing agent purchase one of our packages, and we will shoot the property again.  Why?   Becuase we realize that real estate is a competitive business, and we do not want to damage our relationship with any customer by licensing work they had commissioned to a competing agent.

We are fully committed to providing the best service possible to our customers. To that end, we are extremely flexible to how our customers use our images. We want to work with you to meet your needs. All we ask is that you discuss any transfer of medium with us before doing so. Generally, we will be happy to provide a license for use of our images for other purposes at no additional cost.