Terms of Service
Missouri Home Tours, LLC provides images to Realtors and homeowners for quick sale as well as commercial clients. Commercial clients like home builders, staging companies, and business owners who need photos for advertisement and marketing.
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.
Commercial clients are billed for time on the project (photography and editing), for image use, and length of time the images are to be used.
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 the photography package chosen. The layout of homes and number of rooms play a role in the time it will take. The basic rule seems to be 1 hour of photography time per 1,500 sq. ft. Editing time is included with my price for real estate clients.
Commercial clients should expect more time needed to produce photography.
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.
Payment for commercial clients is agreed upon at the time of booking.
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.
Ready condition means that all contracted work, cleaning, or staging is done by the designated shoot time. The home should be empty of all people except for the homeowners or Realtor at the designated shoot time. If work is being done, I may choose to leave and reschedule when it’s ready.
The Realtor should visit the home prior to my photography session to ensure that contracted work is completed and the home is clean and ready for pictures.
Having a well-prepared home the home is beneficial to the online presence.
Ready condition includes having the rooms organized and clean and making sure that contractors are not working on properties during the scheduled photography session.
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.
Unlcean/unsafe properties: If a home is infested with fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches, bees, wasps, or other creatures, I will not be able to do the photography. Also, if the home is not structurally sound I will not be able to do the photography. In both cases, I may request compensation for my time.
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 $50/hour (billed in 30-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 and Time Driven: Missouri Home Tours, LLC offers free mileage and time driven* for properties within 35 miles each way of my home address in Pacific, Missouri. Downtown St. Louis is 35 miles from my location. This includes up to 30 minutes of drive time each way from Pacific, MO.
Mileage after the free 35 miles will be billed at the 2019 IRS Mileage Rate of $.58 per mile. Travel time is billed at $.50/minute ($30/hour) after the first 30 minutes traveled. *Properties in St. Charles County often are within 35 miles from Pacific, MO but take 45 minutes + to drive.
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 $50 if shoots are not canceled within 24-hours. If cancellation or rescheduling occurs upon my arrival at the property, my minimum rate of $100.00 will be assessed.
Photo Delivery: Once the photos are shot they will be edited and optimized for quality and delivered to you via WeTransfer within 24 to 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 does not 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 January 2019