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PRICING AND TERMS                                             DOWNLOAD BROCHURE Download PDF Brochure

REAL ESTATE PRICING / FEE SCHEDULE

BILLING RATES – NON UAV*

$125               minimum charge – for up to 2 hours minimum time

$125               per hour – for less than an 8 hour day, door to door

$1,000            per day – for 8 hours maximum, door to door

$200               per hour – for “overtime” – over 8 hours per day, door to door

$50                 reschedule or cancellation fee with less than 4 hours advance notice               

 

BILLING RATES  – with UAV*

$250               minimum charge – for up to 2 hours minimum time

$250               per hour – for less than an 8 hour day, door to door

$2,000            per day – for 8 hours maximum, door to door

$500               per hour – for “overtime” – over 8 hours per day, door to door

$100               reschedule or cancellation fee with less than 4 hour's advance notice

*UAV = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (a.k.a.: drone)

Billable time includes time required for preparation, waiting, travel, processing, editing, and administrative efforts that directly benefit the client.

Non-billable time includes indirect time and expenses include training, exams, licensing efforts, insurance, equipment, maintenance, vehicles, materials and supplies, advertising, and many more administrative and overhead expenses and labor.

Turn-around time from your request to delivery will vary from same day to three days - depending on circumstances (e.g., previous commitments, weather, location, and access to property).  John Hale is a licensed REALTOR® in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and a lock box key carrying member of MRIS and Bright / MLS.  He is also an FAA licensed Remote Pilot (Cert#4114363).

PAYMENT POLICY

Payment for photography services is required at the time of order placement and prior to subsequent delivery of product.  Prepayment may be accomplished online or by telephone with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and debit cards.  Payments may also be made by email or US Postal Service, by telephone, in person with a check, money order or cash.  For those who need it, Federal Tax ID Number is 83-0876586.

 

PRODUCT DELIVERY

All product delivery must be accomplished digitally and delivered electronically.  Clients will be notified by email when pictures are ready for retrieval, along with instructions on how that may be accomplished.  Turnaround time from your request to delivery will vary from same day to three days - depending on circumstances (e.g., previous commitments, weather, location, and access to property.)

 

No Nonsense Copyright - YOU OWN WHATEVER YOU PAY FOR!  Sounds simple but, Hale Photo ServicesSM, LLC does not hold copyright hostage on photos that you have contracted and paid for.  All photos belong to you.  A signed Copyright Assignment Agreement will be provided upon order placement.

 

GOOD NEWS

This system and policy has the benefit of no shipping charges and no state sales tax. Maryland’s Comptroller’s office has confirmed this in an email received on July 11, 2018: "Although Maryland law provides that the sale of photography that entitles the buyer to receive the product in a tangible format is a taxable sale of tangible personal property, Maryland has adopted the position that digital products delivered electronically where the buyer does not have the right to receive a tangible item is not a sale of tangible personal property. Therefore, the sale of a digital product that is only available by electronic download directly to the buyer’s hardware is not taxable under current law."

MORE GOOD NEWS: SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  Hale Photo ServicesSM, LLC (HPS) will deliver high quality, state-of-the-art photographs and video. Although the technology has evolved at a startling pace, photography is still as much of an art as it is a science.  Evaluating photographs and video is subjective by nature.  As our client, your opinion and satisfaction is most important, but the final product will be the result of many factors – some of which are beyond the control of HPS. Weather, available light, condition of the subject property and physical limitations (e.g., room size) may be beyond our control and we can only make the best of what we find to photograph and record.  It will not be our responsibility to have the clients’ property looking as good as it can be. Property owners should be counseled about the need for “staging” and preparing for the photo shoot.  Cleaning, painting, removing, packing away, picking up, de-personalizing, removing clutter and debris, landscaping and lawn maintenance and sprucing up in general will remain the responsibility of the property owners. All preparation should be completed to the clients’ satisfaction before scheduling a photo shoot.

Typically, thirty to fifty photographs (depending on the property size and features) will be taken at each address for your selection and use in the multiple listing system and any other advertising or promotion you may want.  All photographs will be professionally “brightened and enhanced” as appropriate to showcase the subject property to its best advantage (without distorting reality or committing deception).

SCHEDULE CHANGES, DELAYS, and CANCELLATIONS

Stuff happens. Scheduled appointments may be changed with a minimum of four (4) hours’ advance notice – otherwise, a cancellation/delay fee of $50 ($100 for drone jobs) will be charged. Weather delays may occur with rescheduling on a mutually agreeable basis. Cancellations with a minimum of four (4) hours’ advance notice will result in a full refund of advance fees paid.  With less than four (4) hours’ advance notice, a cancellation fee of $50 ($100 for drone jobs) will be charged.

 

Area served is generally a 30-40 mile radius from Westminster, Maryland that is roughly defined as the area bounded by I-70 to the south, I-81 to the west, Pennsylvania State Route 30 to the north, I-83 to the east, and I-695 to the southeast.  Consideration will be given to locations outside this range with additional charges for time and expenses.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

The forms listed below are PDF fill-in forms.  Instructions for use:

  1. Click on the red link to open each form.

  2. Fill in your information in the highlighted areas.

  3. Save the file to your computer by clicking Save As, locate where you would like to add the file to your computer, click Save.

  4. Once you've completed the form(s), email the form to:  johnh@johnphale.com

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