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- January 22, 2006 at 10:49 AM #42355AnonymousInactive
I trying to branch out a bit and do some real estate videography for local realtors. I have the age-old dilemma of what to charge. I’ve looked on the net but haven’t seen any pricing listed on any sites. I want to be affordable but don’t want to sell myself short. I would imagine it would be a sliding scale based on the number of homes. I would include filming, edits, soft musical background, their narration of features, and provide a DVD for each house (total time of videoI would guess to be 3 to 5 minutes for each house.) Does anyone have any ideas?
Anyone doing thise sort of work out there? I imagine theres some amount of need for it.
The buzz I get is $1.00 per $1000 on some of the high end stuff. Like $600 for a $600,000 property. I am just looking at getting into that market myself. I think that’s probably a fair scale.
This is pretty much my basic price sheet for individual homes. I freelance stuff from a website design company. They do a lot of websites for realtors. These videos go on the realtor’s website. They average about 4 min. Hope this helps.
Video Walk Thru
Includes: Filming 5 rooms, front & back yard, editing, opening & closing, custom music & titles.
Rooms, garages, etc.
Mileage $.35 per mile
Anything over 20 miles
Personal Biography $200
Show your clients a bit about you set yourself apart from the rest.
Film at your office, your home, or location of your choice.
Additional locations $100 + mileage (as listed).
All videos will be done within 3 days of filming.
I forgot to mention that I am getting paid for the freelance work by the website company, they charge the client 10% on top of my prices for the work and adding it to the website.
Interesting, that you feel that shooting an empty house is easier ($50 cheaper) than shooting a sales pitch from the realtor (bio). Doing a good job with the realtor is bound to take several times longer than shooting the house, especially if you count time spent on the script.
Shooting the empty house is $50 more, there are more camera moves. I don’t spend time on the script. The realtors all have thier own pitch. If they didn’t they probably shouldn’t be selling houses.