RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
POLICIES AND CONDITIONS

 

SCHEDULING AND CONTACT INFORMATION

You may schedule your appointment via email to: mary@marypowellphotography.com or via phone at (770) 851-8425. You may also text me your request but if I don't answer within 24 hrs then please give me a call.

Please provide me with the exact address, gate codes or lock box numbers, and homeowners name and contact information, if possible. A bit of information about the property (such as number of bedrooms/baths, finished basement, etc.) would also be helpful and it will help me determine the price of the shoot.

Also let us know about any special requests and extra services (amenities, lake, slideshow tour, etc.)

 

HOME PREPARATION

Did you know that a house that photographs well sells faster and to closer than the asking price? You are expected to have the property cleaned and staged prior to the photo shoot. I highly recommend that you work with a professional stager to get the home ready and to ensure that it shows to the best of its potential.

I have also prepared this Photo Prep List for you with instructions and tips on getting ready before I arrive.

While I take the time to make a room look “magazine ready” by removing trash cans, perfectly folding a towel, and adding a few special touches to set up a scene, please know that I'm not there to declutter or stage. I'm afraid I can't spend a lot of time moving too many things out of the way or waiting around while items are being moved, etc. If that is the case, then a "Staging Fee" will incur. That is why I cannot stress enough that the home should be ready. 

 

THE DAY OF THE SHOOT

It is always a good idea to have someone present during the shoot (unless the home is unfurnished and you've provided me with a key or code). You, your assistant, or the homeowner can help me find certain items I may need to set up a scene, like a pitcher of tea by the patio or a Dutch Oven to put on top of the stove.

A typical photo shoot takes between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours depending on the size of the property.

 

RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations/Rescheduling require a 48-hour advance notice in order to avoid the Cancellation Fee of $75. Cancellations made less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged the full amount of your session. 

No-shows will be charged the full amount.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Let's face it, even though our weather here in Atlanta can be very unpredictable I don't typically like to reschedule until a few hours before the shoot when I know for sure what the weather looks like. I've just been burn too many times when they called for heavy rain and all we got was a cloudy sky. Even on a gloomy and cloudy day the photos tend to look good.

Now, if the property warrants a bright, sunny day because of its amenities, such as a gorgeous pool, lake or backyard then we will reschedule if the agent and homeowner agree. If it is actively raining right about the time of our shoot then we will reschedule, otherwise we assume we are still on unless you call or email us.

 

SERVICE AREA & TRAVEL FEE

Our standard service area is a 20 mile radius from Dunwoody after which we charge a Travel Fee. We travel all over Atlanta and we've photographed homes in Jasper, Big Canoe, Acworth, Lake Lanier, and even Reynolds Plantation. Price is determined by mileage. Please call for a quote.   

 

PAYMENT POLICY

We accept cash, checks and credit cards (via PayPal). Payment can be made on-site or prior to delivery of photographs.

 

DELIVERY OF PHOTOGRAPHS

I create these bright and crisp images using a process called Exposure Fusion, therefore some processing time is needed to edit the images and deliver the results you have been expecting.

Images are delivered within 48 business hours via email with links to both hi-resolution images, for your marketing materials, and low-resolution images, sized for the web and the MLS.

I will provide you with a minimum of 25 photos but the total amount depends on the size of the home.

 

LICENSING COPYRIGHTS AND PHOTO USAGE

Photograph grants non-exclusive rights of all images produced for agent and its broker for use by said agent and/or broker for any and all marketing materials and campaigns associated with the property and for the agent’s self-promotion. The photos may also be used by the agent’s parent company for the sole purpose of marketing the specific property photographed. 
Please note however, that all the images are owned and copyrighted by the photographer, and licensed granted only to the agent and the agent’s parent company and not to any third parties. These images are not transferable or sellable. Any usage of the images by a third party, including but not limited to other agents, brokers, architects, builders, stagers, designers, sellers, or buyers, is strictly prohibited unless additional licenses are acquired from the photographer.