Terms of Service
Missouri Home Tours, LLC provides images to REALTOR'sand homeowners for quick sale as well as commercial clients, like home builders, staging companies, and business owners who need photos for advertisement.
Pricing: The pricing found on my site is directed toward quick-sale real estate and image use will expire when the listing expires. Images used after the sale for personal use, such as website and Facebook advertising, will require a supplemental license.
Commercial clients are those who need images to advertise their work or business. Commercial clients will need to tell me how the images will be used and for how long to calculate the price. Commercial licenses for use can be purchased for 3 years, 7 years, or forever.
Missouri Home Tours LLC and Jason Lusk retain all rights and to images produced.
How Long Does The Photography Take?
Most homes can be shot within 2.0 hours depending on photography package chosen. The layout of homes and number of rooms plays a role in the time it will take. The basic rule seems to be 1 hour of photography time per 1,000 sq. ft.
Payment: Please be prepared to pay the photographer at the time of online image delivery. Real estate clients are expected to pay for images when the invoice is presented. New clients can expect to receive a preview set of images with my watermark, enabling you to evaluate the images before payment. I take credit card payments using Square. Invoices are sent to your email address and must be settled prior (New Clients Only) to send a link to the images.
The Shoot: The homeowner or someone authorized by the homeowner (the agent) should be present at the shoot to give access to the home and to discuss any special considerations such as what should be included or excluded in shots. My goal at the shoot is to provide quality photos that include a front exterior, back exterior and all the major rooms such as the living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, master bedroom, master bath, and bedrooms. Powder rooms, small bathrooms, utility rooms or garages are not a shooting priority unless you give me direction otherwise.
I'm a member of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS and have SUPRA Key access. If the agent, home, or business owner can't be present, I can access the property with your permission.
Ready Condition: Please make sure that the home or property is ready for photography at the time of the shoot. Educating homeowners on preparing the home or property for photography can be beneficial to the online presence.
Please visit my Photography Prep page for tips on how to best prepare for photography.
Ready condition includes having the rooms organized and clean and making sure that contractors are not working on properties during the scheduled photography session.
I have the right to refuse to photograph unsafe properties and charge my minimum rate for my time.
Small items such as towels from the stove, coffee pots, and other easy to move furnishing may be moved to create a better image. However, I will not be able to to move furniture or valuables while doing photography. The home will be shot in the condition it is upon my arrival.
Image Editing: Basic image editing is included with the price of the pictures. Upon request, extensive editing to remove scratches from furniture, marks off walls, object removal, smudges on stainless steel appliances or mirrors, and the like will either be billed at $75/hour (billed in 15-minute increments) or outsourced to a professional retouching service. This will cause a delay in receiving images with the 24 delivery mark. Please make sure you follow MLS rules regarding edited images. Missouri Home Tours, LLC is not responsible for requested image edits. Editing to the property itself will need to be signed off on by the Realtor who ordered the service.
Mileage: Missouri Home Tours, LLC offers free mileage for properties within 35 miles each way of my home address in Pacific, Missouri. Downtown St. Louis is 35 miles from my location. Additional mileage (greater than 70 miles round trip) is billed an extra $10.00. Mileage after the $10.00 fee will be billed at the 2018 IRS Mileage Rate of $.545 per mile.
Pets and People: Please make sure pets are contained during the shoot. Pets and people are never included in real estate photos and need to be out of the way during the shoot. Pets may only be used for non-mls photographs.
Cancellation and Weather Policy: If cancellation or rescheduling is necessary, please give me 24 hours notice. There will be a cancellation charge of $100 if shoots are not canceled within 24 hours. If cancellation or rescheduling occurs upon my arrival at the property, my minimum rate of $185.00 will be assessed. In the event of poor weather conditions, Missouri Home Tours will arrange another time to photograph at no penalty to the client. Weather-related rescheduling is not applicable if I've already left my home to photograph the property. If not contacted, I will assume that the scheduled session time is active.
Photo Delivery: Once the photos are shot they will be edited and optimized for quality and delivered to you via WeTransfer within 48 hours (Real Estate). You will receive an e-mail with a link and instructions on downloading your photos. Please make sure I have your email address to send the link to the Dropbox folder. Missouri Home Tours doesnot deliver photography on CD, DVD, or flash drive.
Photo Rights and Usage: All photos produced for the client may be used by that agent for all marketing associated with the current sale of the property in accordance with local MLS rules. Please note that the photos will be copyrighted by the photographer. A license granted only to the agent and their MLS and NOT to any other party. Any usage of the photos by a third party, including but not limited to architects, builders, stagers, designers, sellers or buyers is prohibited unless approved in writing by the photographer. Missouri Home Tours, LLC / Jason Lusk own all images produced. You may not give copies of the images to homeowners, other agents, or use on your website (except for marketing that single property) unless approved by Missouri Home Tours, LLC.
Commercial photography: Please contact me to schedule photography that is commercial in nature.
Updated June 2018