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cayers13
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I filed for a FAA exemption last month but I have some real-estate contacts right now that are wanting me to do some aerial photography. What is a realistic charge for photos and 2-3 minute videos of a property? For anyone who has done real-estate shoots, what are your rates or do you have a per-job charge?
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buzzcbr
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You could always do it as a 'freebie' and use the shots and footage to promote yourself while waiting for your FFA exam/results, that way you wont get busted.
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nrgwise
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This might give you some ideas
Not much, but an interesting discussion (read Fred's post).

Some interesting stuff here too

I think a lot of these are talking inside, but rates and resoning are given.  Just some stuff from a quick web search.
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oakspi
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I would say $150. is not unreasonable.  You will likely have to edit the video, add sound etc.
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Bobby11
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I have heard on the radio some are charging 300 an hour.
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timf419
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I was a pilot about 30 years ago and would charge 100 - 150/hr with a minimum of $500.  Depending on the shoot, SLR film camera, I'd fly a hi-wing Cessna.  It was fun and well worth the effort.  Remember, there are a lot more expenses involved with a manned aircraft BUT it wasn't instant either.

Amazing what you can do today with digital cameras and software.
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you should make a rate card; half day, full day and multi day rates.  list what is included, is it shooting only or shooting and editing.  you have to decide.
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What is your time worth?
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Raybro
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I am a licensed home inspector and was thinking of offering some free video clips of listings that might look good on realtor's web sites....and maybe in return drum up some inspection business. Maybe you could offer a few freebies to see how they like it. Realtors like freebies.
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Raybro Posted at 2015-4-16 03:40
I am a licensed home inspector and was thinking of offering some free video clips of listings that m ...

Give them the raw unedited video, if they like it, they can give it back to you and you can charge for editing the video and put to music and words.
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Gerry1124 Posted at 2015-4-16 03:42
Give them the raw unedited video, if they like it, they can give it back to you and you can charge ...

Good idea Gerry!
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A friend of mine does that.  He got taken to court and they had to drop the case against him for making money on video from drones.  He only charged for the editing of a video the bank real estate office gave him.  I was involved because I was the spotter and his wife operated the camera while he did the flying.
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Raybro
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That's an easy way to get around that.
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I have seen, in the SouthEast US, $25-$50 for aerial real estate photos and $150-$200 for a 1 minute video. I think of the video portion of real estate as "the wrapper" of the candy bar. Anymore than a 1 minute video of outside is too much. I typically compile 4 - 15 second clips of outside. Only thing that requires more than one minute is farms and large estates.
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briankiser@me.c Posted at 2015-4-16 04:37
I have seen, in the SouthEast US, $25-$50 for aerial real estate photos and $150-$200 for a 1 minute ...

Brian, I did a practice video of a ranch. 2 minutes was a little short. But perhaps if I had not flown to the river it would be a lot shorter.
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oakspi
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http://youtu.be/jYb7OBKP6Qo
It got a little shaky when trying to clear a few trees.
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briankiser@me.c Posted at 2015-4-16 04:37
I have seen, in the SouthEast US, $25-$50 for aerial real estate photos and $150-$200 for a 1 minute ...

wow, that cheap already??
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briankiser@me.c Posted at 2015-4-16 04:37
I have seen, in the SouthEast US, $25-$50 for aerial real estate photos and $150-$200 for a 1 minute ...

I need to see an example of what you get for $25...
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oakspi Posted at 2015-4-16 08:15
Ranch video
It got a little shaky when trying to clear a few trees.

Really neat Oak! Hey, did you drop the video quality for upload to YouTube? If not, you might want to check your video setting and change it to 720p 60fps. It seemed like some of the video was breaking up. Beautiful piece though! My wife is a horse person, she'd love that place! Really cool!

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oakspi Posted at 2015-4-16 08:15
Ranch video
It got a little shaky when trying to clear a few trees.

Oak,

Just showed it to the wife, she loved it too!

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jtrjr@yahoo.com Posted at 2015-4-16 10:40
Oak,

Just showed it to the wife, she loved it too!

Thanks Jerry
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oakspi
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I left it at 1080, 30 fps
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flydronefly Posted at 2015-4-16 10:22
I need to see an example of what you get for $25...

See below, If you can't see anything it's normal
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oakspi Posted at 2015-4-16 11:20
See below, If you can't see anything it's normal

Ha! Figured that much...
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I'm thinking of doing the same.......Real Estate pics and even some of the local factories need inspections of smoke stacks. We had a commercial grain silo partially explode and if I had my P2V then I would of helped the fire department. I was thinking $50 for four pics and they choose whichever one or all to use. $100 for a 30 second video. These are small residential homes so more than 30 seconds seems redundant.
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that seems awfully low...
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