Find Frequently Asked Questions Here!
Why Should I Use Professional Photos for my Listings?
It’s a well-established fact that great photos will get up to 61% more views, the home will sell up to 35% quicker and 47% closer to the original asking price than homes with non-professionall photos.
How Long Does a Typical Photo Shoot Take?
Typically, all photo shoots with 24 images or less will be completed within 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Larger shoots can take up to 2 1/2 hours.
How Long Does it Take to Get The Images?
All images from are delivered on the same day the were photographed. (Within 12 hours of the photo shoot)
How are the Images Delivered?
All clients will receive an e-mail with a link to access images within “My Dropbox”. Clients have 10 days to retrieve those images and store within their own devices. All links expire after 10 days, at which time the images are re-moved from “My Dropbox” and moved to Archives for a period of one year.
Failure to retrieve images from “My Dropbox” within 10 days, will result in an Archival Retrival Fee” of $10.00 to create a new link.
How Do I Pay for The Images?
All clients will receive an e-mail with an invoice from “My Pay-Pal” account, which can be paid by opening the invoice and clicking on the “Pay Now” button or by sending a check.
Make all checks payable to:
Gary Harris Images, 2950 Hawthorne Drive #204, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Payment is due within 10 days of the photo shoot.
Failure to pay invoices within 20 days of the photo shoot will be considered a “Copyright Infringement” and a 5% Late Fee will be charged to the invoice, and Agents will not be able to schedule another photo shoot until invoice is paid in full.
What is Your Rescheduling Policy?
If for any reason, you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please give at least 24 hour notice, so Gary Harris Images can open up your time slot to others. Cancellations with less than 24 hour notice will incur a $35.00 Cancellation Fee.
If the photographer cannot adequately shoot the property upon arrival due to reasons beyond my control (such as, but not limited to)
- a) unable to gain access to the property
- c) unrestrained animals
You will be charged a $35.00 Cancellation Fee. Please make sure certain arrangements have been made to access the property prior to scheduling a shoot.
Do I Own The Images After Paying For Them?
- All photos are owned and copywrited by GARY HARRIS IMAGES. Agents are issued a “Single Use License” solely for the purpose of marketing a clients listing through Internet Publication, Social Media, and Print (Brochures, Flyers & Postcards, ect.), until the property is sold.
- Photography by GARY HARRIS IMAGES may not be used or distributed for any other purpose than marketing a clients listing, altered in any way, sold or given to another agent or homeowner without express permission by GARY HARRIS IMAGES.
Will The Images Look as Good as The Images on Your Website?
Yes. The images presented on my website are actual images taken from previous photo shoots of homes that were on the MLS. Every home receives the same attention, regardless of size or price. Rest assured, your images will look as good as the images on my website as long as the home has been properly prepared for photography. I have built my reputation on this.
Will The Images Need to Be Resized Before I Post Them to The MLS or Other Real Estate Sites?
No. All images are of very high quality and high resolution and have been resized to fit on your MLS & other Real Estate sites before being sent out to the Realtor.
Do You Offer Services For Non-Real Estate Events Like Weddings or Portraits?
No. I am a Real Estate photography specialist and only offer photography services that pertain to Real Estate, Commecial and Fine Art Landscapes.
Do You Use Supplemental Lighting or Only Available Light?
No. I believe the image I create should be as realistic as if I was standing there. I feel this can only be obtained using only natural and interior light available. I am an expert photographer versed in low-light situations and feel the use of strobes & flash create an un-natural look.