Aerial drone photography cost

I’m certain there are professionals among us, and I’m eager to learn more about the typical pricing in our field. Over the past year, I’ve been conducting roof inspections, and recently, a real estate agent approached me to photograph houses and properties for listings. However, I’m uncertain about how to determine fair pricing for this service.

Would you typically charge per photo or video, or perhaps per property? In my experience, I’ve been charging $80 per roof inspection, which has worked well for me. However, since photographing properties for real estate listings involves additional tasks such as driving, shooting, and editing, I suspect a higher rate would be justified.

If anyone else has experience in this area, I would greatly appreciate any insights or advice on how to price my services effectively.

Hi pablo!

When it comes to pricing models, photographers often charge per photo, per property, or even hourly, especially when extensive editing or travel is involved. Your experience and the quality of your work can definitely justify higher rates. It’s also worth considering what others in your area are charging to stay competitive while ensuring you’re not undervaluing your services.

For additional services like drone photography or video tours, these can be priced separately or as part of a package.

On average, new photographers might start at around $110-$170 per project, while more experienced ones can charge between $230-$300.

Hourly rates can vary too, with an average of about $100-$125 per hour.

Given that you’ve been charging $80 per roof inspection, and considering the additional tasks for real estate photography, you might want to start with a base rate that covers your time and expenses and then add on costs for specific services.

It’s important to have a detailed conversation with the real estate agent to understand their needs and expectations, which can help you tailor your pricing.

Remember, your pricing should reflect the value you bring. High-quality images can significantly impact the sale of a property, so don’t hesitate to price your services in a way that highlights your contribution to the sales process.

And don’t forget to periodically review and adjust your rates as you gain more experience and recognition in the field.

Hope this helps, and best of luck with your new venture!

The cost of a drone roof inspection can range from $120 to $600, depending on factors such as the size, complexity, and slope of the roof, the company you hire, and the location of the property.

Determining pricing for real estate photography involves considering various factors such as time, effort, equipment costs, and market demand. While charging per photo or video is common, many photographers opt for a flat rate per property, which may include a certain number of images or videos. Given your expertise in conducting roof inspections, you could leverage your existing pricing model and adjust it to reflect the additional tasks involved in real estate photography. Considering the extra time for driving, shooting, and editing, a higher rate than your current $80 per inspection seems justified. You might consider researching local market rates, assessing your costs and time investment, and offering package deals or add-on services to provide value to clients. Additionally, networking with other professionals in the field can provide valuable insights and help you refine your pricing strategy.